Waves Festival 2021 Line-Up

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[LEAK] (DE) – INES#talent

[LEAK] (DE) – INES#talent

Day 3 Germany
[LEAK] create a warm electronic soundscape, which gives a deep view into a world of heartbreaking nostalgia and heavenly romantic...
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+SHE+ (RO)

+SHE+ (RO)

Day 2 Romania
‘+SHE+ is an amalgam of intense emotions as the artist is in everyday life. The project has a synth-pop &...
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52 Hertz Whale (SK) – INES#talent

52 Hertz Whale (SK) – INES#talent

Day 3 INES#talent Slovakia
”52 Hertz Whale exist at the intersection of towering post-rock, introspective shoegaze and more fiery heavier outbursts of post punk....
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Änn (AT)

Änn (AT)

Austria Day 2
Since 2018, the 25-year-old singer/songwriter has been processing mostly very personal things in her melancholy-influenced indie pop. In her debut...
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Ava Vegas (DE)

Ava Vegas (DE)

Day 1 Germany
Ava Vegas' music sounds like a convertible ride through a movie set. Back seat, night, neon lights. Perhaps the open-air...
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Aygyul (AT) – QM&A

Aygyul (AT) – QM&A

Austria Day 1 QM&A
Aygyul is a Vienna-based and Russian-born DIY multi-talent and ex-opera singer straight outta Floridsdorf who is by now producing electronic...
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Aze (AT)

Aze (AT)

Austria Day 1
Apart from each other they are Beyza and Ezgi, together they form Aze. They grew up together and have been...
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Baiba (AT)

Baiba (AT)

Austria Day 2
Sorry, not sorry! BAIBA plays self-produced electro-pop and courageously conquers the stage all by herself. In her lyrics she is...
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Barton Hartshorn (FR)

Barton Hartshorn (FR)

Day 3 France
Barton Hartshorn is a singer-songwriter currently living in Paris. He, first and foremost, has a great voice that takes us...
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Burkini Beach (DE)

Burkini Beach (DE)

Day 1 Germany
"With a sound somewhere between artists like Girls in Hawaii, Death Cab For Cutie or Sufjan Stevens, the musician manages...
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CANCELLED – Meskerem Mees (BE) – ETEP

CANCELLED – Meskerem Mees (BE) – ETEP

Belgium Day 1 ETEP
Armed with nothing but her intriguing voice, her acoustic guitar and the cello of her buddy Febe, she transforms her...
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Casper Clausen (DK) – ETEP

Casper Clausen (DK) – ETEP

Day 1 Denmark ETEP
"Clausen channels moods and sounds with a sense of unbridled freedom, optimism and inquisitive liberty, touching on elements of krautrock,...
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Cloud Cloud (AT)

Cloud Cloud (AT)

Austria Day 1 XA Nominees
Cloud Cloud is a dreamy guitar pop duo from Kiel (DE) and Vienna (AT), which writes songs via E-mail and...
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Cosmos in Buzunar (MD)

Cosmos in Buzunar (MD)

Day 2 Moldavia
Cosmos in Buzunar is a Moldavian Synth Wave Electronic musical band in the field of synth pop, later IDM, progressive...
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Dacid Go8lin (AT) – QM&A

Dacid Go8lin (AT) – QM&A

Austria Day 1 QM&A
Dafina Sylejmani aka Dacid Go8lin aka Duff Daddy: Queer, Non-Binary, Rapper, Producer, Songwriter, Promoter, Model, Artists.Dacid is the founder of...
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Dino Brandão (CH)

Dino Brandão (CH)

Day 2 Switzerland
Identity does not mean being one and the same, but several at the same time. Angola and Switzerland at the...
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Discovery Zone (DE) – ETEP

Discovery Zone (DE) – ETEP

Day 1 ETEP Germany
Discovery Zone is the moniker of musician and multi-media artist JJ Weihl who is also a founding member of the...
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Don’t Go (AT)

Don’t Go (AT)

Austria Day 2
Nina Jukić from Zagreb and Alexander Forstner from Graz are a multi-instrumental electropop duo: she besides vocals on piano and...
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Donna Blue (NL)

Donna Blue (NL)

Day 3 ETEP Netherlands
Each other's muse, lover and band member. The creative duo behind Donna Blue plays sultry indie pop, under the influence...
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Downers & Milk (AT)

Downers & Milk (AT)

Austria Day 2 XA Nominees
Downers & Milk are refuge in music – a darkly radiant comfort zone where stories of failure and moving on,...
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Earl Mobley (AT)

Earl Mobley (AT)

Austria Day 3 XA Nominees
Early Mobley combines indie rock with influences from jazz, neo-soul and funk on the debut. The songs reflect his unique...
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Elena Rud (DE)

Elena Rud (DE)

Day 2 Germany
Genres are a waste of time and attitude. You count it as indie or synth wave - I'd rather list...
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Eli Preiss (AT)

Eli Preiss (AT)

Austria Day 3
Mom I Made It! This slogan applies to no one better than Eli Preiss. The 22-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest...
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Etceteral (SI) – INES#talent

Etceteral (SI) – INES#talent

Day 3 INES#talent Slovenia
Etceteral are a trio featuring saxophonist Boštjan Simon, drummer Marek Fakuč and visual artist Lina Rica. It is a vehicle...
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Faux Real (FR) – ETEP

Faux Real (FR) – ETEP

Day 1 ETEP France
In the spring of 2018, Franco-American brothers Elliott and Virgile Arndt invoked the union of their inner gene genies and...
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Filiah (AT)

Filiah (AT)

Austria Day 3
With her music Filiah tells her own story openly and bluntly, processes her feelings and thus tries to understand them...
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Florence Arman (AT)

Florence Arman (AT)

Austria Day 2 XA Nominees
Florence Arman is an established singer/songwriter who is now launching her career as a solo artist. She is no stranger...
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Francis of Delirium (LU) – INES#talent

Francis of Delirium (LU) – INES#talent

Day 3 INES#talent Luxembourg
Born out of a bedroom, the project Francis of Delirium was created by solo artist Jana Bahrich (Vancouver, CA) who...
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freekind. (SI)

freekind. (SI)

Day 3 Slovenia
freekind. is a new musical neo-soul chapter written by Croatian pianist and vocalist Sara Ester Gredelj and Slovenian drummer Nina...
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Gaisma (DE)

Gaisma (DE)

Day 3 Germany
Born in Latvia, in childhood used to be a part of a Latvian national dance ensemble. After seeing ballet for...
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Giudi (CZ) – INES#talent

Giudi (CZ) – INES#talent

Czech Republic Day 3 INES#talent
Czech Republic singer Giudi is an artist who blends music with fashion and art. Working with some of the coolest...
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GØRL (AT)

GØRL (AT)

Austria Day 3
When a 12 year old girl stuffs socks down her trousersin order to pass as a male rock singer in...
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Gran Bankrott (AT)

Gran Bankrott (AT)

Austria Day 2
Gran is dead! Long live Gran Bankrott! After one EP and two LPs, DIY-jack-of-all-trades Florian Tremmel says goodbye to his...
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Greyshadow (AT)

Greyshadow (AT)

Austria Day 3
Greyshadow is singer-songwriter Gregor Wessely. His music is about contrasts: leaning on guitar-driven indie artists from the Britrock-Era his music...
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Hearts Hearts (AT)

Hearts Hearts (AT)

Austria Day 1
Hearts Hearts were formed in Vienna by David Österle, Daniel Hämmerle, Johannes Mandorfer and Peter Paul Aufreiter in 2012. Their...
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Ivan Grobenski (HR)

Ivan Grobenski (HR)

Croatia Day 3
In the strange year of 2020, the prolific Croatian singer-songwriter finally decided to make music in his native tongue Kajkavian,...
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jazzbois (HU)

jazzbois (HU)

Day 2 Hungary
Jazzbois is a jazz-hiphop fusion trio from Budapest, Hungary. Their debut album "Jazzbois Goes Blunt" had a strong impact on...
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Johnny Mafia (FR)

Johnny Mafia (FR)

Day 1 France
Hailling from Sens, in the countryside of Burgundy, France, Johnny Mafia have played a major part in the recent explosion...
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June Cocó (DE) – INES#talent

June Cocó (DE) – INES#talent

Day 3 Germany INES#talent
First of all, she’s got style. Her own style, to say it precisely. Put June Cocó behind a Piano and...
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Jungle Jade (AT) – QM&A

Jungle Jade (AT) – QM&A

Austria Day 1 QM&A
Jungle Jade delves into the fluctuating mental states that come with trying to create roots in a new space. Crossing...
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Keshavara (DE)

Keshavara (DE)

Day 1 Germany
"KESHAVARA makes songs that sound like the shimmering mirage of a flâneur through an Indian metropolis ... A music hybrid,...
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Kety Fusco (CH)

Kety Fusco (CH)

Day 3 Switzerland
Switzerland-based Kety Fusco has developed a unique sound through the vision of a new harp, searching for non-traditional sounds you...
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Kids in Cages (LI)

Kids in Cages (LI)

Day 3 Liechtenstein
Autumn 2019. Kickstart. The kids lock themselves in their DIY studio with the aimof finally giving their pent-up drive a...
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Krekhaus (BG)

Krekhaus (BG)

Bulgaria Day 2
Krekhaus is a four-piece alternative rock band based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 2016, the band has played at some...
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Kya Kyani (DE)

Kya Kyani (DE)

Day 2 Germany
Kya Kyani, is a Berlin-based music artist. Being born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and having Surinamese roots. Kya grew up as...
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Laikka (AT)

Laikka (AT)

Austria Day 1
Formed in early 2020, Laikka deal with the great topics of our time, both musically and textually. A deep, melancholic...
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Lelee (SI) – INES#talent

Lelee (SI) – INES#talent

Day 3 INES#talent Slovenia
"Lelee’s music is a kind of imaginary Adriatic indie rock that is emotive, sincere and straightforward, tailored for alternative as...
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Liener (AT)

Liener (AT)

Austria Day 1
Massively dirty electro-pop in a not too difficult to decipher context of German-language pop music from Vienna. "Matthias LIENER comes...
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LIONLION (DE)

LIONLION (DE)

Day 1 Germany
LIONLION is an indie rock band around the identical twin brothers Michael & Matthias Rückert. Their sound world reminds in...
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Löwelöwe (AT)

Löwelöwe (AT)

Austria Day 3
With his band Löwelöwe, singer and multi-instrumentalist Christian Hummer enters absolutely new territory in the German-language musical cosmos. The playful...
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Mariybu (DE)

Mariybu (DE)

Day 1 Germany
Dudes get scared when Hamburg rapper Mariybu unpacks the mic - and the stage is on fire and the stage...
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Mira Mann (DE)

Mira Mann (DE)

Day 2 Germany
Mira Mann is a writer and musician. She is a founding member of the postpunk band Candelilla (2001-2017), with whom...
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Modecenter (AT)

Modecenter (AT)

Austria Day 2
"In any case, a band that would have earned the live stage with good noise already with their first single...
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Mordái (HU)

Mordái (HU)

Day 3 Hungary
MORDÁI is a Hungarian folk rock group that draws upon the repertoire of the experimental folk movements of the 60s...
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Mulay (DE)

Mulay (DE)

Day 3 Germany
Mulay is a Berlin-based alternative/R&B singer-songwriter, producer and artist. She started her first band projects as a jazz and pop...
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Murman Tsuladze (GE)

Murman Tsuladze (GE)

Day 2 Georgia
Hardheaded force of nature, bushy eyebrows and large shoulders, Murman is a singular artist, charming poet, but also flying carpet...
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Oska (AT)

Oska (AT)

Austria Day 1
Growing up in a small village in Lower Austria, OSKA moved to Vienna at 18 to study her first love;...
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Oxford Drama (PL)

Oxford Drama (PL)

Day 3 Poland
Oxford Drama is known on their homeland music scene for being consistent in creating their own musical language, and not...
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Oxyjane (AT)

Oxyjane (AT)

Austria Day 2
Oxyjane’s pop-grunge is recalling early Nineties power chords, no-frills, solid beat-keeping drums and cat screaming guitar parts. Photo © Oxyjane...
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Pippa (AT)

Pippa (AT)

Austria Day 1
Based in her native Vienna, so far Pippa has released two critically acclaimed albums: 2019’s “Superland” that she followed up...
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Rahel (AT)

Rahel (AT)

Austria Day 2
Hooks that stay in your ear, a breathy voice and echoing guitars that seem to come from another world: That's...
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Ro Bergman (AT)

Ro Bergman (AT)

Austria Day 1
The indie underground is his base and the contemporary pop song his format. Ro Bergman's musical path is a border...
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Ruhmer (AT)

Ruhmer (AT)

Austria Day 2
Ruhmer was born in a suburb of Linz and began his musical career as a drummer. Working as a sound...
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Salò (AT)

Salò (AT)

Austria Day 3
SALÒ lives in Vienna and, according to his own statement, makes music for dog petting,people who refuse to work and...
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Saya Noé (HU)

Saya Noé (HU)

Day 3 Hungary
Mimi Kőrös, Budapest-based singer-songwriter-producer and Twitch streamer grew up in Malaysia in a musician family – her stage name ’Saya...
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Schorl3 (DE)

Schorl3 (DE)

Day 2 Germany
Founded in 2020, SCHORL3 is a brand new project that has already taken off its children's shoes. The band consists...
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sinks (CZ)

sinks (CZ)

Czech Republic Day 1
The Brno noiserock three-piece sinks is characterized by a raw, straightforward musical approach and unforgettable energetic live performances. The band’s...
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Sir Simon (DE)

Sir Simon (DE)

Day 1 Germany
"Unagitated songs, brimming with euphoria, even though they are so quiet. Songwriter pop, with a persuasiveness that makes you raise...
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Sirens of Lesbos (CH)

Sirens of Lesbos (CH)

Day 2 Switzerland
Sirens of Lesbos are a group of singers, lyricists, instrumentalists and creatives who are about to revive and modernize the Worldbeat...
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Sluff (AT)

Sluff (AT)

Austria Day 2
"Sluff's indie rock knows shoegaze and dream-pop like the back of its hand, but always has enough direction and dynamics...
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Sparkling (DE) – INES#talent

Sparkling (DE) – INES#talent

Day 1 Germany INES#talent
Sparkling released their long-awaited debut album 'I Want to See Everything' in August 2019 and it has been making huge...
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SUN (FR)

SUN (FR)

Day 3 France
SUN is a Franco-German singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress. Her first EP Brutal Pop stunned the press and the public...
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Takeshi’s Cashew (AT)

Takeshi’s Cashew (AT)

Austria Day 1 XA Nominees
Takeshi's Cashew (Laut & Luise, Berlin) are a newly formed psych-funk group that explore the boundaries of club culture, world...
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The Rodeo (FR)

The Rodeo (FR)

Day 3 France
The Rodeo is the anagram of Dorothee, a sassy Parisian musician and singer. She discovered music at the age of...
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The Unsleeping (UA)

The Unsleeping (UA)

Day 1 Ukraine
The Unsleeping is an Ukrainian alternative rock band originally from Uman. Since 2013 they have released two mini-albums, a dozen...
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Vaovao (DE)

Vaovao (DE)

Day 3 Germany
Vaovao - Six letters of a journey through synthesizer sounds and sound collages, supported by fragmentary violins, driving beats and...
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Vereter (AT) – QM&A

Vereter (AT) – QM&A

Austria Day 1 QM&A
Dark folk songwriting: melancholic, playful, brutally honest. Songs about penguins and toast, fire salamanders and pot faces. Songs about holding...
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Warner Music Austria presents Lisa Pac (AT)

Warner Music Austria presents Lisa Pac (AT)

Austria Day 2 XA Nominees
Since making her debut in 2017, Lisa Pac has amassed several million Spotify streams with just a string of singles...
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Wolfgang Pérez (DE)

Wolfgang Pérez (DE)

Day 2 Germany
"Who cares who cares" is the debut album of Wolfgang Pérez. In recent years, he has been busy mainly as...
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Zbaraski (UA)

Zbaraski (UA)

Day 1 Ukraine
Zbaraski is a musician and sound producer who lives and works in Lviv. His music uses R'n'B, Soul and Hip-Hop...
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Zimmer90 (DE)

Zimmer90 (DE)

Day 2 Germany
Their sound is infused with atmospheric synth waves paired with groovy baselines and catchy drum beats refined by organic percussion...
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Zinn (AT)

Zinn (AT)

Austria Day 2
Zinn sings in the light dialect of morbid Vienna, a longing trumpet hides in the retro sound again and again...
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