27. January 2020

The application for Delegates for Waves Vienna is open from now on. Just click here fill out the form and be part of Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conference from 10th to 12th of September 2020 in Vienna.

A total of 50 tickets will be awarded for Waves Vienna 2020. In addition, travel expenses and accommodation will be paid for 10 persons.
Whoever is selected will be contacted about 2 months in advance.
Application deadline is 16th of May 2020.



13. January 2020

Early Bird Music Conference tickets are available from now on. The Music Conference ticket covers all events of the Conference but no shows of the Music Festival and costs now € 40. The Music Pro Pass is valid for all events of the Conference and all shows of the Music Festival for € 65.

Both Early Bird tickets are available until 16.MAY.2020. The price then rises to € 55 for the Music Conference ticket and € 99 for the Music Pro Pass.


9. January 2020

The application for the 10th anniversary edition of Waves Vienna is open from now on. Just register for free on gigmit and apply to play at Waves Vienna from 10.-12.SEP.2020.

Please keep in mind that we do not accept applications by mail, instagram or facebook. From the open call via gigmit we select at least 10 acts to perform at Waves Vienna 2020. All the best! The application ends on 15th of June 2020.


27. November 2019

The pre sale for the 10th edition of Waves Vienna starts on November 28th at 1pm.

Waves Vienna 2020 takes place from 10.-12.SEP.2020 in an around WUK.

The Super Early Bird ticket for EUR 15 is limited to 111 pcs.
The Early Bird ticket for EUR 25 is limited to 555 pcs.

After them selling out the Festival Pass for EUR 37 becomes available.

All of these tickets include access to all shows of Waves Music Festival from 10.-12.SEP.2020.

Tickets can be bought directly here.


27. November 2019

We’re super proud to present our official After Movie for Waves Vienna 2019. Thanks a million to the lovely people at buero butter for thier great work and to the band Anger, the winners of the Export Award XA 2019 for the Song “Baby”.


3. October 2019

The XA – Music Export Award was presented for the third time at the Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference 2019. The dream pop duo ANGER emerged as the winner among seven nominated acts.

Anger consists of Julian Angerer and Nora Pider, both originally from Brixen, South Tyrol. The dream pop duo moved to Vienna and brought a beautifully melancholic mood with them, accented with a soft Italian flair. Anger describes their own story in just a few, but strong words: “Emo-Boy meets cool skater girl. They don’t like each other, of course. Eventually they become friends, then a couple. And then a band.”

After a couple of festival shows in 2019, including Maifeld Derby (DE), Frequency Festival (AT), Sonar Festival (ES), the renowned Reeperbahn Festival (DE), and Waves Vienna (AT), Anger already got a taste of performing on international festival stages. In their songs Anger deals with the big emotional topics, moving between love and anger, party mood and Sunday depression. Last but not least, the duo also gives a voice to the generation of the so-called millenials. On September 20th the duo Anger released their debut album „Heart / Break“ on Phat Penguin Records.

Don’t be afraid of the future Baby

ANGER about the XA-Music Export Award:“We are really very happy about receiving this award. It is not only a tribute to our work, but also another proof that we are on the right track. Of course we are also very happy that we could convince the international jury and win the audience with our show and our sound. We are also big fans of the two previous bands DIVES [XA 2018] and CARICARI [XA 2017] and gladly join the list of XA-Music Export Award winners. We are looking forward to an exciting year with many shows abroad, hoping to be able to carry our music as far as possible and to reach as many people as possible. And as it says in our song “Future”: “Keine Angst vor the Future Baby.” [Don’t be afraid of the future Baby. Note] (Nora + Julian)

The XA – Music Export Award is not only intended to pave the way onto international festival stages for the young band, but also to give them more freedom for the creative part of their music-making. Aside from the prize money of 3.500 €, donated by the SKE Fund of AustroMechana, the XA – Music Export Award includes the assurance of Austrian Music Export, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna to support the respective winner through expertise and international networks in the following year, for example through exchange at partner festivals.


3. October 2019

Last weekend Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference invited music lovers to discover 100 new acts and to take part in workshops, speed listenings and lectures. 15.000 people, among them 1000 representatives of the international music industry, responded the call and enjoyed the ninth edition of Vienna’s Showcase Festival.

Besides newcomer acts from various genres already established acts like Marissa Nadler or Shortparis were part of Waves’ line up. The Russian avantgarde band surprised with experimental and performative sound theater. The performance of neoclassical composer and piano player Martin Kohlstedt left the audience with goose pumps. Alyona Alyona, a very promising hip hop artist from the Ukraine made the festival guests at the Ottakringer Stage at HLMW9 dance and go wild. The school for fashion and tourism hosted four different stages. “Also next year for our 10 year anniversary we intend to stay in the ninth district in the surroundings of WUK”, reveals Thomas Heher, the festival director. Of course there will be a lot of innovations as well – but those stay a secret for now. A shout out to the national and international festival audience – numerous festival visitors came from abroad – to stay tunes and catch the the next Wave(s).


23. September 2019

Famous record store Schallter usually resides in Westbahnstrasse 13 in Vienna’s 7th district. For Waves Vienna it pops up with a very special store at our Ticketmaster Lounge @ Project Room.

On every festival day between 20:00 and 00:00 you can browse the finest vinyls and buy some stuff of acts performing at Waves Vienna.

In addition all Waves Vienna 2019 gig posters produced by buero butter including artists like Chastity Belt (US), Dan Mangan (CA), Marissa Nadler (US), International Music (DE), Friedberg (UK), Paula Valstein (IL), Alli Neumann (DE), Shortparis (RU) and Alyona Alyona (UA) will be available at the Schallter Store.



22. September 2019

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival Centre WUK. The special offers are only available from 26.-28.SEP.2019 with your Waves Vienna Festival wristband.

Café Weimar,
Währinger Straße 68, 8:00-21:00

Coffee, pastries, after-parties: for over a century Café Weimar has been very popular in Vienna. A historic authentic viennese café with lots of character, and the legendary nightclub Palme in the basement. With each main dish or piece of cake you get a free coffee! 

Das Kafa, Währinger Straße 66,
Thu & Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 8:00-17:00

Anyone who partied with us 2016 will probably have a déjà-vu feeling: Kafa has just moved into the then-Waves warm-up lounge and provides us with delicious coffee for tired dance feet. 10% off everything (except filter coffee) with your Waves wristband.

Statt Beisl, Währinger Straße 59,
Thu 11:00–02:00, Fri 11:00–4:00,
Sat 17:00–4:00

Legendary Statt-Beisl at WUK will not only host concerts, but also supplies us with his delicous sandwiches (pulled brisket & mozarella), Viennese Craft Beer Domrep Pils and most important: a cake and coffee deal for € 3,80! Show your wristband to get special discounts!

Ristorante Francesco, Währinger Straße 66
11:00–0:00, meals served until 23:00

Apart from the quality of the ingredients, fresh preparation, the variety of the dishes is another great reason to enjoy Italian cuisine at Restaurante Francesco. The chef created exclusivly a veggie “Waves pasta” for 12 € and you can get the Pizza Francesco for € 9,50 instead of € 12,50.

Süsses Eck Währinger Straße 65,
Thu-Sat 10–19:30h

The family-run business has been feeding us with high quality sweets from around the world for more than 100 years. With your festival wristband you get 10% discount on over 140 varieties of liquorice!