18. May 2022

In order not to let the Ukrainian music scene down in these difficult times, the Waves Festival wants to offer them a perspective with your support, support them and set an example!

Despite the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, we want to celebrate the Ukrainian music scene with this crowdfunding campaign – together with your support. In cooperation with the Ukrainian Cultural Institute and Musicexport Ukraine we want to realise a showcase of Ukrainian music at the Waves Festival – as in the past years. Three Ukrainian artists will be invited to play a concert and stay in Vienna for the whole festival. We will cover travel and accommodation costs and we will also host a networking event/reception at the Waves Conference.

This will be topped off with a Support Ukraine Party at one of the Waves venues at the festival. Ukrainian party music & drinks included (tickets available here in the crowdfunding).


3. August 2021

Zbaraski is a musician and sound producer who lives and works in Lviv. His music uses R’n’B, Soul and Hip-Hop elements which merging with Ukrainian lyrics.

In 2020, Ivan released the album “Because I want so much”. Zbaraski’s latest release is called  “Sam”, which was released in June 2021.

Zbaraski – Sam





3. August 2021

The Unsleeping is an Ukrainian alternative rock band originally from Uman. Since 2013 they have released two mini-albums, a dozen music videos and performed at many Ukrainian festivals like Atlas Weekend, Zaxidfest, Bezviz, Faine misto, Respublica, Vertuha Arts Festival, etc.

The Unsleeping played as a support of the British band Circa Waves, the concert was organized as part of the annual conference Selector PRO with the support of the British Council. A turning point in the band’s history was a performance at the Sziget festival in Budapest in 2019.

Their live performance is especially outstanding. The energy and skill reveals the true quality of the band.

Photo © The Unsleeping


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