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Boom boom boom boom: The Vengaboys are coming… for fascists

Vengaboys Protest

The Vengaboys are back, honking their way to relevance in 2019. The group are back on the charts after soundtracking the collapse of Austria’s far-right.

After a tour of Australia earlier this year alongside fellow pop throwback icons Aqua, the band has been spotted performing at a rally in Austria.

Vengaboys Protest

’90s Dutch bubblegum pop group The Vengaboys are back on the charts after performing at a protest against political corruption in Austria.

Two decades after the release of their smash hit We’re Going To Ibiza, the song has skyrocketed back up to number one as a leftist anti-political anthem.

The Vengaboys were called to a protest in Austria after a leaked video showed Heinz-Christian Strache, the Deputy Prime Minister and party leader of far-right populist party FPO making a corrupt deal with a Russian investor on the island of Ibiza.

“Whoah! We’re Going To Ibiza
Whoah! Back To The Island
Whoah! We’re Going To Ibiza
Whoah! We’re Gonna Have A Party
Whoah! In The Mediterranean Sea”

Powerful.

Video footage of the performance surfaced on Twitter after the Vengabus inconspicuously rolled through the streets of Vienna.

The Vengaboys have never shied away from making political statements. Earlier this year, they dedicated their 2019 comeback tour to their LBGTQIA+ friends and fans.

Several questions remain. What else can the Vengabus do? Can it roll back Sydney’s lockout laws? Can it reverse climate change? Can it throw eggs? Time will tell.

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June 6, 2019