Side Events

When in September 2018 the world’s best road cyclists descend on Innsbruck for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships, fans and spectators can look forward to not only top sporting performances but also a diverse range of side events. From mass-participation bike rides to great concerts and DJ sets, there is something for all ages and interests.

Access to all concerts in the finish area is free of charge for ticket holders. Admission to Kufstein Fortress is not included in the tickets.

Discounts & Specials

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
During the event you'll receive a 50% discount on the regular entry fee for Swarovski Crystal Worlds (apart from Monday 24/09/2018). Moreover, during the entire Road World Championships, the Crystal Cloud and the playtower of the Crystal Worlds will sparkle in the UCI Rainbow Colours.

Swarovski Store Innsbruck
In the cabinet of wonders “Ordinary Life“ you can marvel at everyday items that are adorned with Swarovski crystals. The entrance is free during the entire championships.

Nordkettenbahnen
The Nordkettenbahnen issue a discount of 20% during the entire championships.

Zeughaus (Armoury)
During the event, the entrance to the Zeughaus is free.

"Carmen" for all

presented by Mapei and IKB

One day before the official start of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships the regional theatre in Innsbruck, located in the heart of the finish area, returns from its summer break with the premiere  of Carmen on 21 September. The performance can be followed not only in the plush surroundings of the theatre itself but also free of charge outside the theatre via a live broadcast on a big screen. Pack a picnic, settle down on a rug with friends and enjoy one of the world’s most famous operas. There will be plenty of goosebumps when Carmen sings of limitless freedom in her famous Habañera as the sun slowly sets behind the mountains.


Love, passion, jealousy and death: Georges Bizet‘s internationally renowned Carmen resembles a soundtrack to the pleasure and pain of relationships. Its main character, Carmen, is a confident and feisty woman whose ability to seduce men ends in tragedy. Don’t miss!

Date: Fr, 21. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets: Free Admission

Bike Parade

The 2018 UCI Road World Championships will open on 22 September – Austria’s official car-free day 2018 – with a Bike Parade through Innsbruck ending at the finish area in front of the Hofburg imperial palace. Mountain bikes, e-bikes, city bikes – whatever your ride of choice, come along and enjoy this unique event with a festival atmosphere as the clock ticks down the start of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.  

Date: Sa, 22. September 2018

Start: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Innsbruck

Tickets: Free Admission

Infoeck Band Contest Winner Night

This event gives up-and-coming musicians the unique chance to perform in front of an international audience. Pop, rock, rap, metal, electro, indie or folk music – bands and artists of all kinds are invited to apply. The registration and selection procedure will be run by MeiSound, a music platform created by the InfoEck youth centre. Applications can be submitted until 31 August 2018. The two selected bands and/or artists will perform at the Infoeck Band Contest Winner Night on 24 September.

Date: Mo, 24. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets: Free Admission

Tiroler Tageszeitung Bike Days

On 24 and 25 September around 400 school children will be invited into the finish area to try out the new pumptrack, BMX and slackline courses with the help of professional instructors. Visitors to the finish area will get the chance to have a go themselves from 2:00 pm.

Date: Mo, 24. September & Tue, 25. September 2018

Start: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets Mo, 24. September: Free Admission

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) Tue, 25. September: available HERE

Bike Days 2018 UCI Road World Championships

LaBrassBanda

Ö3-Concert

They’re creative, crazy … and coming to Innsbruck! LaBrassBanda from Bavaria will be performing on day four of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships and are sure to whip up a storm in the finish area. The seven-strong band play an upbeat mix of traditional brass band music and modern hip-hop designed to get the audience up onto their feet and dancing. Be warned – once the LaBrassBanda express has picked up speed there is no stopping it! A great example of just how fun and entertaining brass music can be.

Date: Tue, 25. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE

Culcha Candela

Ö3-Concert

Time for the next musical highlight of the World Championships! On Wednesday 26 September it is the turn of reggae hip-hop collective Culcha Candela to get the stage in the finish area bouncing. An incredible 16 years after it was founded, this Berlin-based band is still hugely popular in the German-speaking world thanks to chart-topping hits such as 2007’s “Hamma”. Multi-cultural, multi-talented and mighty entertaining, Culcha Candela bring an infectious party vibe to each of their concerts.

Date: Wed, 26. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE

Seiler und Speer

Ö3-Concert

Day six of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships will welcome the cult Austrian duo Seiler & Speer performing some of their legendary songs such as “Ham kummst”, “I Was Made” and “I kenn di vo wo”. Their album “Ham kummst” has been certified quintuple platinum and marked the start of an incredible success story that has seen them perform countless sold-out gigs throughout the German-speaking world. After taking a break over winter they have decided to perform only a few concerts in 2018 – one of them being at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships. Definitely one of the musical highlights of the week!

Date: Thu, 27. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE

Zucchero Tribute Band

powered by Radio Tirol & DJ Alex

Innsbruck meets Italian flair: It was the great passion for Zucchero Fornaciari’s music that lead to the creation of the OI&B (Oro, Incenso & Birra) project in 2003. The Tribute Band, based in Padua, captained by Christian Garbinato who has an extraordinary resemblance with Zucchero, both physically and vocally, pays homage in a convincing manner to the Blues of the Artist from Emilia Romagna, while succeeding in transmitting a strong personal artistic image. From the blues ballads like “Diamante”, “Il Volo” and “Dune Mosse” to the insistent rhythms of “Diavolo In Me”, “Baila” and “Per colpa di chi?”, "Vedo nero", a highly entertaining and dynamic show is presented.

Date: Fr, 28. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE

Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie’s career now spans some four decades. Her voice is world-famous and she is considered the First Lady of Rock. Whether it's „Total Eclipse of the Heart", „It‘s a Heartache“, or „Holding Out for a Hero“ - the British singer will heat up the crowd with her unforgettable songs of the 70s and 80s.

Date: Fr, 28. September 2018

Start: 8:00 pm | Admittance: 6:30 pm

Location: Kufstein Fortress

Tickets available HERE

Ö3 DJ in-style

After Race WM Disco

Innsbruck, Vienna, Munich, Ibiza, Rio and PyeongChang – Marco Jägert, better known as DJ in-style, has performed around the world, including in some of Europe’s most famous clubs such as the Ushuaia Beach Club in Ibiza and the Aquarius Club on Zrce Beach in Croatia (like other star DJs include Avicii and Martin Garrix). At the annual Donauinselfest festival in Vienna, DJ in-style recently performed in front of 80,000 people. He was also the resident DJ at the Austria House during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. 

Date: Sa, 29. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE

Lost Frequencies & Ofenbach

Ö3-Concert

Felix De Laet, better known by his artist's name LOST FRQUENCIES, is now a household name in the international music scene. After he released his worldwide hit 'Are You With Me' in 2014, he quickly made an international name for himself. OFENBACH is a French duo from Paris, consisting of the two DJs and producers César Laurent de Rummel and Dorian Lauduique. Ofenbach made its name with the hit "Be mine", which not only became a hit on YouTube, but also achieved considerable success across Europe.

Date: Sa, 29. September 2018

Start: 8:00 pm | Admittance: 6.30 pm

Location: Kufstein Fortress

Tickets available HERE

Tyrol Music Project

Rhythms from all over the world - the Tyrol Music Projects combines them all in a never heard before manner. The musical journey goes from Swing to Tango and Waltz and ends up with Viennese and Tyrolean folk music. Could there be any better way to celebrate the closing of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships?

Date: Sun, 30. September 2018

Start: 7:30 pm

Location: Finish Area Innsbruck (in front of the Hofburg imperial palace)

Tickets (Road World Championships ticket incl. side events & concerts) available HERE