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Life Ball 2014

VIP guests line up for Life Ball

By Anita Matkovic

The large VIP list of special guests has been released and among them are some very exciting names, some of which will be part of the opening ceremony.

This year the Ball is going to be bringing a hint of grunge flavor to it with the likes of Courtney Love who will be on stage and part of the opening ceremony, alongside actress Lindsey Lohan. Audiences will have the honour of watching Conchita Wurst with the ever talented fashion designer Vivienne Westwood together on stage during Conchitas performance of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest winning song "Rise like a Phoenix." Other big name guests and performers include Kesha, Ricky Martin, Christina Perri, David LaChapelle, Russell Simmons and many more.

Of course it is not all Divas and Celebrities. The Life Ball is an Organisation dedicated to fighting for a very serious cause and helping raise money for the AIDS foundation as well as helping with other important causes like getting clean water to Kenyan villages with the help of organization like SWAP, (Safe Water and AIDS Project) to whom this year's Crystal of Hope Award/donation was awarded to and donated by Swarovski.

Bill Clinton will also be attending and speaking on behalf of the Clinton Foundation this year, to help raise awareness for the AIDS fund, with which he has been a long time supporter of the Life Ball.

The first ever First Lady Luncheon, accompanying the Life Ball weekend celebration, will be held at Belvedere Castle. Launched by Evie Evangelou - on behalf of the Fashion 4 Development organization - the event is traditionally held during the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. For the first time ever, Evangelou is bringing the event to European soil. It will be held under the patronage of Margit Fischer in the Marmorsaal. Later that afternoon, the Aids Life organization, which is the organization behind the Life Ball, together with UNAIDS on AIDS Solidarity, will be hosting a Gala at the Hofburg. Highlights of the event will be a live auctioning of unique pieces such as a necklace which was donated by the luxury jeweler Chopard, as well as a Life Ball Audi S1, which was designed by David LaChapelle.

Other Fashion related events come forth with the help of the famous fashion brand Wolford, who have picked 100 winners to attend the Life Ball; styling them in the latest collections from Wolford - making them part of the opening ceremony, incorporating them into the show, and of course adding their flavor to this year’s theme "Garden of Earthly Delights."

The Opening Ceremony will come to a close with a bang. Organized entirely by Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani who was in charge of getting the first ever most prestigious designers to show exclusively men's fashion. Courtney Love, and actress Lindsey Lohan and Rossy de Palma will be one of the few women to be seen as divas on the catwalk.

A quarter of the revenue from the Life Ball will be attributed to local organization for AIDS help, the remaining three quarters will go to international projects such as the "Clinton Health Access Initiative" (CHAI), "The Foundation for AIDS Research" (amfAR) and the "Elton John Aids Foundation"

Starting at 6 PM the Ring will be closed down in preparation for the live opening ceremony which starts at 9 PM. The show will be hosted by Austrian comedian Thomas Stipsits and Actor Manuel Rubey. The opening ceremony will also be airing live on ORF starting at 8:30 PM.

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