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Waves Conference focuses on the Danube Region

This year’s conference programme takes up the festival’s focus on the Danube region and understands it not as a pandemic-related restriction, but as an overdue in-depth examination of the macro-region of the countries along the Danube. Experts from the Danube countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine […]

Current plan for Waves 2021 with Covid-19

There is still the question of how Waves Festival 2021 will be able to look like in early September, what is the plan, what do we have in mind. In fact, at the beginning of May we can’t even guess now what the situation will be at the beginning of September 2021 in relation to […]

Waves Festival 2021 applications are open now

The application for the 11th edition of Waves Festival is open now. You may register on Gigmit and apply to perform at Waves Festival 2021 taking place on September 9-11. Please keep in mind that we cannot accept applications via Instagram or Facebook. From the open call via Gigmit we select at least 10 acts to perform […]

Early Bird Tickets for 2021

Our Early Bird Ticketing phase for the Waves Festival 2021, which will take place from 9 to 11 September 2021, starts on 1 December 2020 at 1 pm. Many of you will surely immediately ask the question “What if the festival can’t take place because of Corona? Of course, we hope that a certain normality […]

After Movie 2020

It was a very special edition of the Waves Festival this year due to the pandemic. But we made the best out of it and of course we recorded the whole thing again in a wonderful after movie. Better said, the buero butter did it for us, we were busy with completely different things 😉In […]

Waves Festival 2020 Sessions

Is there at least one Waves Festival 2020 performance that still lives rent-free in your head? Because same! Here’s the ultimate collection of artists that played at this year’s hybrid festival edition – together in one playlist.

Rewatch Waves Conference 2020

The streams of Waves Conference 2020 are now available to rewatch on our YouTube Channel. DAY 1 New ways of audience participating in music Techniques for streaming Live Music from home presented by Yamaha The Future of the European Music Eco System hosted by EMEE DAY 2 Fair Streaming? hosted by VTMÖ Focus Country Ukraine  […]

Average Viewers Waves Festival 2020

Here you can find the numbers of the average viewers for each channel of Waves Festival 2020 online streaming. As we didn’t have single events for the streaming of the shows in the evening we only can publish numbers per night. Waves Festival 2020 Day Channel Average #Viewers AverageViewer retention THU 10.SEP.2020 Thurygrund 297 18:01 […]

Waves Festival 2020 as a successful hybrid between on- and offline

With the presentation of the XA – Music Export Award to the Viennese musician OSKA on Saturday evening, the tenth edition of the Waves Festival at the Vienna WUK came to an end. More than 18,000 people took part in the hybrid version of the festival, which was specially conceived for the Corona year 2020. […]

Subscribe to the festival timetable

You have now the option to subscribe to the timetables of each of the online and public viewing channels. Just subscribe to the channels on top of the timetable page and put the events right into the calendar on your computer or phone.

Conference Folder online

This year’s official Conference Folder with all the information from contents of the panels, timetables, showcases, speaker bios and much more is ready and published. Get your free copy at Waves Festival Conference at SAE or simply download it here. Or you prefer to view it online with issuu here.

Feedback Listening Sessions

You are playing in a band? You produced some songs? And you want a professional feedback on your music? Then our Feedback Listening Sessions are the right thing for you.  With a free Waves Festival Conference Registration to login to our Delegates Area you can apply for the Sessions. With some luck international and national […]

Speed Meeting Applications

From now on with a Waves Festival Conference Registration you are able to apply for the Speed Meetings on Thursday and Friday: Meet the Festivals Meet the Germans Meet the Ukrainians Meet the Czech Please note that you have to have a registration for the Conference to get a login to the Delegates Database where […]

6 more acts to complete the Line-Up

6 more acts to join the Line-Up for Waves Festival 2020 and with these the Line-Up is now complete. Please click here to show the full Line-Up for this year’s edition of Waves Festival. Amelie Siba (CZ) SoundCzechKiTZ (DE) Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart / Initiative MusikMarket (CZ) INES#talent / SoundCzechNoisy Pots (CZ) SoundCzechStefanie Schrank (DE) popNRW / Initiative MusikTitus Waldner (DE) Pop-Büro Region […]

Waves Music Hackday 2020

Waves Music Hackday – 5th Anniversary Edition Whether you are a creative person, musician, artist, technologically interested person, hacker, developer, thinker or hobbyist – join this hackday and meet other creative people to spin your ideas around the future of music & technology! Friday, 11. September 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00 (Kick-off) & Saturday, 12. September 2020 from 09:30 to […]

Official Hotel Partner 2020: Wombat’s

We’re super happy to announce our new hotel partnership with Wombat’s! With its unique atmosphere and approach it’s a perfect fit for Waves Festival. We’re looking forward to a long lasting partner and friendship! Wombat’s, with its City Hostels, is always part of a local community. We see it as part of Wombat’s DNA to […]

Warner Music Night – Virtual Acoustic Edition

Even the current circumstances do not keep us from presenting up-and-coming artists for the 7th time at the Label Showcase in partnership with Waves Vienna in the usual tradition!Matching this year’s festival – partner country UK, Warner Music Austria presents newcomers from England to the audience in a special acoustic session. Virtual, safe and sound. […]

Watch Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2020 at Waves Festival

We are pleased to present this year’s Amadeus Austrian Music Awards at our Public Viewing on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at WUK Hof.The program will be shown parallel to the broadcast on ORF 1. Amadeus Austrian Music Awards

More acts for Waves Festival

We’re happy to announce 31 more acts for this year’s edition of Waves Festival. [LEAK] (DE)9Bach (UK)ÄTNA INES#talent (DE)Annie Taylor (CH)Apey (HU)Crimer (CH)Crush (AT)Deep Glaze INES#talent (HU)Douniah (DE)Flut (AT)Griff (UK) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)HMS Morris (UK)Jakob Kobal INES#talent (SI)JC Stewart (IE) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)Jessiquoi (CH) INES#talentLazy Day INES#talent (UK)Lou Asril (AT)Lulu Schmidt (AT)Maisie Peters (UK) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)Mayvie (LI)Mynth […]

Conference Timetables online

The schedule for the Waves Festival Conference 2020 is complete and available here. We will continuously add the bios of the speakers and further information to the individual events of the conference.

Public Viewing Tickets available

In our festival headquarters, the beautiful courtyard of the WUK, we will be setting up a public viewing area during the festival, where you can watch a fine selection of the shows on our streaming channels on a total of 12 screens. The total capacity of the WUK courtyard is 250 people. The day ticket […]

XA 2020 Nominierte

Alle Nominees 2020 werden jeweils ein 30 Minuten Set auf einem der Waves Streaming Channels spielen. Mehr Infos zum Line-Up in diesem Jahr gibt es hier. Der Preis wurde 2017 von Waves Vienna initiiert und ist eine Kooperation zwischen mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 und Waves Vienna. Ziel ist es, österreichische KünstlerInnen in […]

XA 2020 Nominees

All 2020 nominees will play a 30 min Showcase on our streaming channels. More information about this year’s line-up can be found here. The award was initiated by Waves Vienna in 2017 and is a cooperation between mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna. The aim is to support Austrian artists at […]

WOJNAR’S is this year’s mainsponsor!

We are more than happy to welcome Wojnar’s as this year’s mainsponsor of Waves Vienna – they are the winners of our fourth mainsponsor tombola!  From hearty, juicy sandwiches to tempting bread and tramezzini spreads and a range of different snacks, Wojnar’s has been making products that take taste buds on a culinary journey for nearly 80 years now. 

New home for the Waves Conference

Unfortunately, due to Corona, we cannot hold the Waves Festival Conference this year in our Festival Home, the WUK. But in the course of our partnership with the SAE in Vienna we have found a great alternative location. So this year’s conference will take place on September 10th and 11th in the beautiful, well equipped […]

Ukraine Speed Meeting

In the course of the Waves Festival 2020 Conference we’re setting up a speed meeting for participants from on of our focus countries: Ukraine. If you’re music professional from Ukraine and would like to apply for the online speed meeting session on Friday, the 11th of September 2020 please register for the conference here so […]

Festival Setup 2020

Wir haben in den letzten Monaten eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten und Konzeptvarianten ausgearbeitet und durchgespielt – bis hin zu einer örtlichen Verlegung des Festivals!Leider machen es uns auch die Corona-bedingten Auflagen, die für unsere Waves-Alternativ-Szenarien gelten würden, wirtschaftlich unmöglich den Live-Teils des Festivals umzusetzen. Wir mussten uns daher schweren Herzens entscheiden, das Waves Festival in diesem […]

Festival Setup 2020

In the last few months we have worked out and played through a multitude of possibilities and concept variations – up to and including a local relocation of the festival! Unfortunately, the Corona-related conditions that would apply to our Waves alternative scenarios also make it economically impossible for us to realize the live part of […]

Conference Topics

The Waves Festival Conference is part of the Music Festival and offers lectures, panels and workshops. The subject-specific program is dedicated to the over-theme “East Meets West”, which will be the basis and inspiration for a long-term, pan-European cooperation. Due to Corona, the conference will only be accessible to a limited number of visitors. To […]

Ticket exchange

Due to the Corona crisis, the Waves Festival 2020 will take place in a strongly changed form. More details here. Of course, we want to offer all ticket purchasers various possibilities of how to deal with tickets that have already been purchased. Please understand that due to logistical reasons we can only consider your requests […]

Waves 2020 – Update

Planning a festival in 2020: Which topics will concern us? What will be true and vital this autumn? What rules, regulations and recommendations will apply? What do we need? What do we want? What do we fear? After countless ideas, discarded concepts, worries, hopes, and fresh starts, one thing is obvious: we have to stay […]

First Acts Waves 2020

We are super happy to present you the first 28 acts we gonna see on site or on screen of Waves 2020 (in alphabetical order): :aexattack (AT)7AM INES#talent (SI)Bagage (AT)Balans INES#talent (SI)Bokka INES#talent (PL)Das bisschen Totschlag INES#talent (DE)Downers & Milk (AT)Eugenia Post Meridiem INES#talent (IT)Franz Fuexe (AT) Gigi Masin (IT)Happyness (UK)June Cocó INES#talent (DE)Karpov Not Kasparov INES#talent (RO)Löwe Löwe (AT)Misia Furtak INES#talent (PL)Nürnberg (BY)Petra und der Wolf […]

Focus Countries 2020

“East meets West” is also the motto of the festival’s focus countries in 2020:  On the one hand, we are focusing on the United Kingdom. The motherland of pop music is currently saying goodbye to the European Union. What consequences will the Brexit have for the music industry? We will try to discuss this and […]

Waves Conference 2020

The conference program addresses the challenges for the music industry triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. International experts from the music industry will share their experiences on panels and the umbrella organization of the European Music Export Agencies EMEE will host a discussion with political decision makers and organizations on the […]

Waves with a new livery

After ships, fishing lures and forest animals, we sat down with the great guys of the Vienna based agency 101 together with Wolfgang Hummelberger on occasion of the anniversary edition Waves 2020 and developed a new design for the festival. The wave now carries us through this new, exciting edition in many shapes and colors. […]

Corona Update

Dear lovely people, these are crazy times we live in and some of you may have asked themself if WAVES VIENNA will happen in September. Currently the situation in Austria is that no festivals are permitted until 31st of August 2020. We don’t have any information about events or festivals in September yet. And there’s […]

INES Application for Delegates open

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 […]

Conference Tickets available

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 […]

Application open

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 […]

Waves 2020 pre sale starts

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 […]

After Movie for 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”.

Dream Pop Duo Anger wins XA 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 […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU!

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 […]

Schallter Record Store Pop-Up

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. […]

Specials for Festivals Visitors

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. Coffee, pastries, after-parties: for over a century Café Weimar has been very popular in Vienna. A historic authentic viennese […]

Download Timetables as PDF

For the ones who don’t like our digital approach with a mobile app we created the timetables for each day as PDF. You can download the PDFs for each day here but the timetables will be distributed at the festival as well: Timetable for THURSDAYTimetable for FRIDAYTimetable for SATURDAY

Introducing Israel

In 2016, Waves selected Israel (and Germany) as its focus country, showcasing many of Israel’s newest and edgiest musicians in their European debut. This year the tradition continues, as the next wave of Israeli music is coming to Waves Vienna 2019. At the Reception on Thursday, 26.SEP.2019 from 18:30-19:30 at Ticketmaster Lounge @ WUK Project […]

XA – Music Export Award as Springboard for Austrian Newcomer Bands

Nominees include Keke, Elis Noa and Sketches on Duality. Jury evaluation and award ceremony at the Waves Vienna Music Festival. For the third consecutive year the music export prize “XA” will be awarded within the Waves Vienna Music Festival. The award is an initiative of Austrian Music Export, SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna. […]

Last minute update: 4 new acts added to line up

Some good and some not so good news two weeks before the official festival start: Unfortunately we have to announce the cancelation of Bee Bee Sea and Oehl – BUT we are happy to be able to replace them by four gorgeous acts: Alon Lotringer (IL), Jeremy Pascal (AT), Kaleo Sansaa (DE, popNRW) and Paula […]

Timetables online

Besides our new Mobile App from woov we’ve put our timetable for all the festival shows online. You can browse per day or the full line-up and filter venues. The timetable for the conference went online some days ago and can be found here.

Waves Mobile App

We’re super happy to present you our brand new woov mobile app. The app features all the venues and shows of the festival (not the conference). Create your personal timetable, find your way around and connect to other fellow festival visitors! Just scan the code or click here to download the free Waves Mobile App!

Conference Schedule online

The schedule for the Waves Vienna Conference, which is co-hosted by Music Austria and Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, is now online and can be accessed here. It offers the options to apply filters for locations and types of events as well. Happy conference planning!

HOTS in Vienna

This years’ HOTS reception on Saturday from 11:30-12:30 as part of the Delegates Tour will be an event-to-remember after the last two years’ packed meetups: it’s not only the first time that Hungary earns a focus role on a professional event – which we couldn’t be more excited about! –, but thanks to this reception, […]

Fourth and final announcement

It’s a wrap – we are more than happy to present our final line up: With these 21 new acts the line up counts 100 amazing acts from 22 different countries! (The) Lesser Men (HR) Adée (SE) Aiko (CZ) Bartleby Delicate (LU, INES#talent) Carlos Cipa (DE, Warner Music Night) Darjeeling (DE, INES#talent) Decadent Fun Club […]

Where to sleep during Waves Vienna 2019

Waves Vienna 2019 is coming closer and we want to help you make your journey and stay as smooth as possible. After booking your flight – using the special Waves Vienna discount for Austrian Airlines – or train ticket, you’ll need place to stay in Vienna and we have the perfekt recommendation for you : […]

33 new acts and daily line up revealed

We are adding another 33 (!!!) acts from 12 different countries to the festival line up – introducing special showcases such as Rola Music Night, BY-ON, pop NRW and BaWü – and we are revealing the daily line up for the first 78 announced acts! Find the detailed line up for thursday, friday and saturday […]

HAKUMA is this year’s mainsponsor!

We are more than happy to welcome HAKUMA as this year’s mainsponsor of Waves Vienna – they are the winners of our third mainsponsor tombola! The whole tea brand was founded in 2016 by three young Austrian entrepreneurs and is mostly known for its Matcha Ice Tea but the new editions HAKUMA Bitter and HAKUMA […]

15% Discount for flights

Book your flights to the “Waves Vienna 2019” online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WAVES19 Conditions:Booking period: now until September 29th, 2019Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September 19th, […]

Applications for INES#talent 2020 are open!

INES#talent is a programme enabling promising talents from all participating countries to advance their international careers by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe. By being nominated as INES#talent, you can maximise your chances to be booked and play at 18 different INES showcase festivals, such as c/o pop Festival, MENT Ljubljana, Monkey Week, Liverpool […]

Another 25 acts added to the line up

We are adding another 25 acts to our line-up making it a total of 45 artists for now! We are super happy that 20 (!) of those artists are Austrian new comers – proofing once again the high quality of the Austrian music scene! Alyona Alyona (UA)Anger (AT)Atzur (AT)Bernhard Eder (AT) – MONKEY.BUSINESSChastity Belt (US)Das […]

First conference topics announced

In September 2019 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the ninth time. Hundreds of national and international music experts, organizers, label owners, bookers, and musicians will meet during the day for discussion and networking at Vienna’s WUK. This year´s Focus Countries are Sweden and […]

First 20 acts for Waves Vienna 2019 announced!

We are more than happy to present to you the first 20 artists to play the 9th edition of Waves Vienna from 26th to 28th of September 2019: Bee Bee See (IT) – INES#talentCassia (UK)Dan Mangan (CA) Do Nothing (UK)Iris Gold (DK)John Moods (DE)Marie (AT)Melby (SE)MNNQNS (FR)One Sentence. Supervisor (CH)Penelope Isles (UK)Perfect Son (PL)Shortparis (RU)Sketches […]

Hungary & Sweden are this year’s focus countries!

True to the motto “East Meets West”, also this year there will be two focus countries, one from the east – Hungary – and one from the west – Sweden. Since at least the worldwide sucess of ABBA Sweden is seen as one of the most successful nations when it comes to pop music. We […]

Europe’s showcase festival network INES keeps growing

It only started just over a year ago, but already Europe’s new network of showcase festivals has almost doubled in size. This year, as of now, five new members have joined the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES). Another five members had already joined the network in 2018. Together with the network’s founding members, INES […]

Artist and INES#pro application now open!

You are a musician, booker oder band manager and want your act to play Waves Vienna 2019? Artist application is open now on Gigmit! Apply here and be part of the first and only showcase festival in Vienna and Austria: Waves Vienna ° 26. – 28.SEP.2019 ° You are a European music professional and want […]

Waves Conference 2018: Videos online!

In case you missed one of the panels at Waves Vienna Music Conference or want to rewatch them: Have a look at INES#conference – a video library with video streams of panels at Waves Vienna and other INES Showcase Festival Network members – panels. Videos of Waves Vienna Conference are now online: https://www.ines-festivals.eu/conference/ INES#conference is […]

Early Bird Festival Passes on sale now!

As of now our Super Early Bird Festival Passes for only € 15 (limited to 111 pcs.) and our Early Bird Festival Passes for € 25 (limited to 555 pcs.) are on sale! Once they are sold, the price will rises to € 35 till May 2019. So you better be quick and get one […]

Double-Nomination for the European Festival Awards 2018

Waves Vienna is nominated for this year’s European Festival Awards in two categories: Best Small Festival and Best Indoor Festival! And you can help us win – every single one of your votes brings us closer to making this happen! Public voting is open till November 30th: Vote for Waves Vienna here! About the European […]

FOCUS Wales becomes newest member of INES

After four showcase festivals from Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic joined the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES) in June, the network is pleased to welcome another member from Great Britain! “FOCUS Wales is delighted to be taking part in INES alongside the existing fantastic Showcase Festivals. With INES we are delighted to […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU

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. 14.000 people, among them 900 representatives of the international music industry, responded the call and enjoyed the eights edition of Vienna’s Showcase Festival. Besides newcomer acts from various genres […]

DIVES win the Austrian music export award XA

The XA – Music Export Award was presented for the second time at this years Waves Vienna . The Viennese indie rock band DIVES emerged as the winner among nine nominated bands. “The moment you see them on stage it’s hard to takes your eyes off this band,” says jury member Mariusz Herma from the […]

104 INES#talents for 2019 nominated

Several thousand bands and musicians from the participating 12 countries (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic) have applied for the second year of the INES#talent support program. Now the 104 new #talents have been announced – including Mavi Phoenix, Hope and ShaoDow! Applications were being accepted until […]

Waves Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival Centre WUK. Plese note, that these special offers are only available from 27.-29.SEP.2018 and are not valid for Day Passes. SWING KITCHEN Währinger Str. 47 Thu-Sat 11-22h In an unprecedented pioneering achievement, the Schillingers gradually […]

Last minute update: new acts & DJs added to line-up

We have a tiny suprise for you: With Josh. (AT) and Sage (FR) we are able to add another tow great acts to our line-up. Also we are super happy to present our DJ-Line-up for the aftershow parties at Palme, starting everyday at midnight: Thursday, 27.09.2018 @ Palme Disco Nostra (AT) Friday, 28.09.2018 @ Palme […]

DIY Merchandise – Live Screen Printing by APED

At the temporary APED Showroom at WUK you have the chance to get your personal festival shirt or a stylish shopperbag printed during Waves. If you want you can of course do the screen printing of your unique shirt or bag on your own. Pass by in ‚Projektraum’ and have an eye on our festival […]

Timetables and Mobile App online!

Get your calenderies and smartphones out – the timetables for Waves Vienna 2018 are finally online. Best way for you to schedule your festival itinerary: Get the Waves Vienna Mobile App now, listen to our Deezer playlist and select your favourite artists in the spot whilst creating your personal timetable – all at the same […]

XA – Music Export Award as Springboard for Austrian Newcomer Bands

Nominees include Pressyes, Dives, Viech and Kids N Cats – jury evaluation and award ceremony at the Waves Vienna Music Festival. Last year’s winner Cari Cari about her career development since winning the award in 2017.  “For us the award has come at exactly the right time and is a giant step in our so […]

Conference Programme, Speakers & Timetables online

Compatibility of Music and Family Life, Sync Rights and Importance of Music Blogs as topics of the Waves Vienna Music Conference – Focus Countries 2018: Portugal and Slovakia In September 2018 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the eighth time. Hundreds of national and […]

New acts and final Line Up for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to add another eight artists to the Line Up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018. Antonia Vai (HU) Fran Palermo (HU) HÅN (IT) Jungstötter (DE) Mörk (HU) Neneh Cherry (SE) Ten Tonnes (UK) @ Warner Music Night The Blind Suns (FR) […]

42 new artists for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to announce that another 42 artists were added to the Line Up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018: Alapastel (SK) – Part of Focus on Slovakia Andrea Bucko (SK) – Part of Focus on Slovakia Bulp (SK) – Part of Focus on […]

Where to sleep during Waves Vienna 2018

Waves Vienna 2018 is coming closer and we want to help you make your journey and stay as smooth as possible. After you hopefully already booked your flight using the special Waves Vienna discount for Austrian Airlines, next up we have some really nice hotel recommendations for you: a&o Hotels Book yourself a nice room […]

First topics for Waves Vienna Music Conference 2018

Compatibility of Music and Family Life, Sync Rights and Importance of Music Blogs as first topics of the Waves Vienna Music Conference – Focus Countries 2018: Portugal and Slovakia In September 2018 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the eighth time. Hundreds of national […]

29 new artists for Waves Vienna 2018

Another 29 artists were added to the Line up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018: Attic Giant (AT) Blind Butcher (CH) Bowrain (SI) – INES#talent Catastrophe & Cure (AT) – INK Stage Culk (AT) Dramas (AT) Holy Nothing (PT) Jamie Isaac (UK) Len Sander (CH) Love […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

After last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign – which of course was only possible thanks to your generous help and support – we are going to take the challenge of this special alternative sponsoring again. Join in and be part of this great campaign for Waves Vienna 2018. And of course your support does not go […]

INES#talent artist application for 12 showcase festivals open, four more showcase festivals join the INES network

Applications are now open for the artist exchange programme INES#talent, a programme that sends emerging musicians around Europe to play at influential showcase festivals. It’s part of the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES), which is enabling more cross-border exchange for artists and music industry professionals. To expand the INES#talent programme to more European countries, […]

First artists announced for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to present to you the first 21 artists to play the 8th edition of Waves Vienna from 27th to 29th of September 2018: A Tale Of Golden Keys (DE) Bergfilm (DE) – INES#talent Blond (DE) Chad Valley (UK) Dives (AT) Holy Now (SE) Ilgen-Nur (DE) Jett Rebel (NL) La Jungle […]

Showcase festival network INES launches INES#conference

The Innovation Network of European Showcases, INES, starts an initiative to make knowledge imparted at music business conferences more sustainable and accessible by providing the filmed content all in one place online. INES#conference video platform launches the 9th of May on ines-festivals.eu/conference Platform will host over 120 recordings from conference sessions all over Europe to […]

INES#pro application for music professionals open now

INES#pro aims to support European music professionals to discover bands, create personal networks, be educated and craft powerful synergies by offering over 400 free accreditation passes for all INES showcase festivals and conferences around Europe . You are a European music professional and want to visit Waves Vienna 2018? Apply here to be an INES#pro […]

Artist application for Waves Vienna open now

Artist application for Waves Vienna from 27th to 29th of September 2018 are open now on Gigmit! Apply here and be part of the first and only showcase festival in Vienna and Austria. Application is open till 31th of May 2018.

Focus countries and festival mascot for Waves Vienna 2018 revealed!

We are more than happy to present this years focus countries for Waves Vienna: Portugal and Slovakia. True to the motto “East Meets West”, there will be a focus on acts from these countries in the live programme and in course of the Waves Vienna Music Conference we will furthermore devote a part of its […]

50:50 gender balance by 2022: Waves Vienna forms part of Keychange

Keychange is a pionieering European initiative which empowers woman to transform the future of music and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. Keychange is led by PRS Foundation, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with the founding members Musikcentrum Öst, Reeperbahn Festival, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, […]

Waves Vienna is part of the showcase festival network INES

The launch of the INES platform marks the official start of the EU-funded showcase festival network, which aims to reinforce the connections between European showcase festivals, artists and music industry professionals. Besides the start of the INES#pro support programme for music professionals, nearly 100 INES#talents are getting announced for 2018. ● INES website launches on […]

Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival Centre WUK. Plese note, that these special offers are only available from 28.-30.SEP.2017 and are not valid for Day Passes. STATT BEISL – Währinger Straße 59, Thu 11–2h, Fri 11–4h, Sat 17–4h Legendary Statt-Beisl at […]

Festival Pass & Day Pass Thursday SOLD OUT

We have to announce that the Waves Vienna 2017 Festival Pass and Day Pass Thursday are sold out. Day Pass for Friday and Saturday are still available at Oeticket.com! See you next week!

Crush (AT) and Iam Stramgram (FR) complete Line-Up

Austrian Band Crush (AT) and the French act Iam Stramgram (FR) complete the  Line-Up for 2017. Crush are going to perform on 28.SEP.2017 at WUK Foyer and Iam Stramgram on Saturday 30.SEP.2017 at Isaac’s.

XA – Newly founded Export Award to be introduced at Waves Vienna

In course of WAVES VIENNA 2017 the newly founded Export Award XA will be introduced. The winner of the first XA will be awarded with 2.500 Euros in cash, a voucher for the music store Klangfarbe for 200 Euros and gets support from Radio FM4, the Austrian Music Export and Waves Vienna for one year. […]

Mobile App online

Our mobile app for iOS and Android is online! This fancy piece of software from Greencopper is available in German and English and provides all the essential information you’ll need for WAVES VIENNA. Besides infos about the artists of the line-up you’ll be able to listen to all of them via the built-in Spotify player. Maps with […]

Final announcements

We’re happy to announce the last addition to the Waves Vienna line up: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) BA:ZEL (CZ) Cold Cold Nights (CZ) E^ST (AU) @Warner Music Night IAMJJ (DK) @Warner Music Night Joseph J. Jones (UK) Waves Special @B72: Arcadia Live & Universal Music Showcase Klan (DE) @Warner Music Night Milo […]

Final Announcements

Hier kommt der finale Schwung an neuen Acts für das Waves Vienna Festival 2017: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) BA:ZEL (CZ) Cold Cold Nights (CZ) E^ST (AU) @Warner Music Night IAMJJ (DK) @Warner Music Night Joseph J. Jones (UK) Waves Special @B72: Arcadia Live & Universal Music Showcase Klan (DE) @Warner Music Night […]

From Waves Vienna with Love

Call us old-fashioned, but we’re printing postcards! Hopefully with a picture taken by you on them! The motto of this years contest is our festival motto “East meets West”: Send us your fotographic interpretation of one this years focus countries Italiy or Czech Republic. Maybe you’ll even manage to connect both of them in one […]

From Waves Vienna with Love

Der Waves Vienna Postkarten Wettbewerb geht in die nächste Runde. Thema des Contests ist dieses mal unser langjähriges Festivalmotto “East meets West”: Sende uns deine fotografische Interpretation eines unserer beiden diesjährigen Fokusländer Italien oder Tschechien. Vielleicht schaffst du es sogar, die beiden Nationen in einem Bild zu verbinden?! Aus allen Einsendungen, die bis 7. September […]

Feedback Listening Session Application

Apply with your track to get feedback from international music professionals at WAVES VIENNA Music Conference.

Call for Volunteers

Du interessierst dich für Musik, bist von 28. September bis 1. Oktober in Wien und möchtest auch mal hinter die Kulissen eines Wiener Showcase Festivals schauen? Dann bewirb dich doch als Volunteer für das diesjährige Waves Vienna! Auch dieses Jahr suchen wir wieder freiwillige HelferInnen, die interessiert sind, bei der Umsetzung des Waves Vienna zu […]

Cancellation Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa

We are very sad to announce that Tamer Nafar and GAVLYN & DJ Hoppa have to cancel their performance at Waves Vienna Festival due to personal reasons. Gavlyn sends her best wishes and apologies:   “Gavlyn would like to apologize to all her Austrian fans but for major personal reasons she will not be able […]

Absage Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa

Wir sind sehr traurig, die Absage der Auftritte von Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa am Waves Vienna Festival bekannt geben zu müssen. Die Künstler und Künstlerinnen senden ihre besten Wünsche sowie Entschuldigungen:   “Gavlyn would like to apologize to all her Austrian fans but for major personal reasons she will not be able to […]

Daily line-ups and more acts

We’re proud to present you the daily line-ups for all festival days. You can browse through them here. At the same time from August 1st the Day Passes for the festival get available. The price for the Thursday Day Pass is € 18 for Friday and Saturday it’s € 22. The price for the Festival Pass […]

Tages-Line-Ups und noch mehr Acts

  Heute dürfen wir euch die Tages-Line-Ups vorstellen. Abrufbar hier. Damit werden ab 1. August 2017 auch die Tagespässe verfügbar. Der Preis für den Donnerstag ist € 18, für Freitag und Samstag € 22. Der Festival-Pass ist um € 49 erhältlich. Außerdem haben wir vor der letzten Ankündigungswelle Mitte August noch ein paar weitere Acts […]

15% discount on flights with Austrian Airlines

Book your flights to Waves Vienna 2017 online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WV17 Conditions:  Booking period: now until October 1st, 2017  Valid for flights to Austria and return as of September […]

Fifth Announcement Round for Waves Vienna 2017

Perfectly in time for the weekend we have another 19 acts to add to our Line Up for Waves Vienna Festival on 28 to 30 September 2017: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April Red (TW) @ Taiwan Night Market Be Charlotte (UK) Ghost of You (CZ) Kiol (IT) Lynn Maring (CH) @ deepdive music Night Louie […]

Announcement-Runde, die Fünfte!

Rechtzeitig zum Wochenende wird das Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 um 19 Acts erweitert: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April Red (TW) @ Taiwan Night Market Be Charlotte (UK) Ghost of You (CZ) Kiol (IT) Lynn Maring (CH) @ deepdive music Night Louie Austen (AT) presented by GLP Lubomyr Melnyk (UA) Polar Circles (CH) @ […]

We made it!

1000 Dank an alle Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer – mit ihrer Hilfe haben wird das Ziel unserer Crowdfunding-Kampagne erreicht und diese vergangene Woche erfolgreich abschließen können! Zudem möchten wir uns auch beim Bank Austria Kunstpreis bedanken, der uns mit großartigen 5.000 Euro einen großen Schritt weitergebracht hat! Danke!

Waves Vienna Pre-Parties im Rahmen des MQ Hofmusik Salons

  Im Rahmen des MQ Hofmusik Salons im Museumsquartier Wien wird das Waves Vienna Festival an zwei Sonntagen im August von jeweils 16 bis 22 Uhr die beiden diesjährigen Partnerländer präsentieren. Am Sonntag, den 6. August, kommt die vierköpfige Band Manon Meurt aus Tschechien und wird den Hof des MQ Wien mit ihrem einzigartigem Shoe-Gaze-Sound […]

Offical Festival Sparkling Wine

We’re proud to announce that this year in collaboration with Austrian winery Szigeti from Gols we’re going to produce an offical festival sparkling wine “Rosé Selektion”. The sparkling wine will be available in a special edition with a unique designed label through our crowdfunding campaign for EUR 13 per bottle or in 6 pcs packages […]

Festival-Sekt von Szigeti

Wir freuen uns dass wir dieses Jahr einen offziellen Festival Sekt anbieten können. In Kooperation mit der Sektkellerei Szigeti aus Gols im Burgenland wird es am Festival den Waves Vienna Rosé Selektion Sekt geben. In einer limitierten Edition mit eigens designtem Label gibt es den Sekt schon vorab über unser Crowdfunding zu EUR 13 pro […]

Unser neuer Hauptsponsor: GLP

Am 9. Juni 2017 endete die erste Hauptsponsor-Tombola von Waves Vienna. 21 Lose zu je EUR 500 wurden verkauft, etwa an: Barracuda Music Big Smile Cider Clash Etepetete Gigmit GLP – Georg Leitner Productions HFP Steuerberatung Hotel Zeitgeist Kastner Gastrodienst LAS VEGAS Records Merchzilla Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ/Wien Record Bird SKIP Spoon Agency The Gap Wiener Stadtwerke […]

Fourth round of announcements for Waves Vienna 2017

We are super happy to add another 25 (!) acts to our Line Up for Waves Vienna Festival on 28 to 30 September 2017: Any Other (IT) Back To Felicity (AT) Bitten By (AT) Black Palms Orchestra (AT) Brunettes Shoot Blondes (UA) Client Liaison (AU) Daniel Vezoja (SI) Der Traurige Gärtner (AT) Edwin (AT) Frankie […]

Vierte Announcement-Runde für Waves Vienna 2017

Ganze 25 Acts dürfen wir euch in der bereits vierten Announcement-Runde für das Waves Vienna Festival von 28. bis 30. September 2017 vorstellen: Any Other (IT) Back To Felicity (AT) Bitten By (AT) Black Palms Orchestra (AT) Brunettes Shoot Blondes (UA) Client Liaison (AU) Daniel Vezoja (SI) Der Traurige Gärtner (AT) Edwin (AT) Frankie Animal […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

Die Vorbereitungen für das kommende Waves Vienna sind im vollen Gange. Wir durften bereits viele tolle Acts des LineUps verraten und sind außerdem gerade dabei zusätzlich zu den bereits bekannten Locations im und um das WUK neue Räumlichkeiten für September 2017 zu organisieren. Eines können wir euch schon mal verraten: Es wird sehr speziell und großartig! […]

Pratikumsplatz plus Stipendium zu vergeben

In den vergangen beiden Jahren hat sich der 2015 gestartete Zertifikatslehrgang Musikwirtschaft der FH Kufstein (in Kooperation mit der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) schnell zu einem beliebten Ziel für gegenwärtige und künftige Musikwirtschaftspersönlichkeiten entwickelt. Im Wintersemester 2017/18 erfährt der berufsbegleitend angebotene Kurs nun eine dritte Auflage (Start: 28.09.). Das spürbar wachsende Interesse […]

18 neue Acts für Waves Vienna 2017

Gute Neuigkeiten rechtzeitig zum Start ins Wochenende: Wir freuen uns riesig weitere 18 Acts zum Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 hinzu zu fügen!    Albert af Ekenstam (SE) Ant Antic (AT) Babé Sila (HU) Belau (HU) Cut Out Club (IL) Dope Calypso (HU Ebow (AT) Everdeen (DE) Gaddafi Gals (AT) Gospel Dating Service (AT) […]

Another 18 acts added to our Line Up for Waves Vienna 2017

Here’s some good news before starting into the weekend: We are super excited to add another 18 acts to our line up for Waves Vienna 2017:   Albert af Ekenstam (SE) Ant Antic (AT) Babé Sila (HU) Belau (HU) Cut Out Club (IL) Dope Calypso (HU Ebow (AT) Everdeen (DE) Gaddafi Gals (AT) Gospel Dating […]

Second round of announcements for Waves Vienna 2017

Preparations for this year’s edition of Waves Vienna are in full swing. We are super happy to reveal the second round of annoucements and to add  another eleven to our line-up: Birthh (IT) Cari Cari (AT) Chuckamuck (DE) Coals (PL) Coco Hames (US) East Of My Youth (IS) Fai Baba (CH) Forest Swords (UK) Hunger […]

Zweite Annoucement-Runde für Waves Vienna 2017

Die Vorbereitungen für die diesjährige Ausgabe des Waves Vienna Festivals sind in vollem Gange und wir sind überglücklich euch bereits die nächsten elf Acts des Line-Ups zu verraten: Birthh (IT) Cari Cari (AT) Chuckamuck (DE) Coals (PL) Coco Hames (US) East Of My Youth (IS) Fai Baba (CH) Forest Swords (UK) Hunger (AT) Jordan Klassen […]

First acts for Waves Vienna 2017 revealed

We are super happy to announce the first six acts for Waves Vienna 2017 (in alphabetical order): At Pavillon (AT) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (US) I Wear* Experiment (EE) Magic Island (DE) Sluff (AT) Tents (AT) and many more to come. These first acts already reflect the diversity of musical genres, the balance between […]

Erste Acts für Waves Vienna 2017

Wir sind überglücklich bereits die ersten sechs Acts für das diesjährige Waves Vienna 2017 verraten zu dürfen: At Pavillon (AT) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (US) I Wear* Experiment (EE) Magic Island (DE) Sluff (AT) Tents (AT) u.v.m. Bereits die ersten Bookings spiegeln die Genrevielfalt der verschiedenen Acts, die Ausgewogenheit zwischen Neuentdeckungen und bereits etablierteren […]

Italy and the Czech Republic are the focus coutries 2017

We are happy to announce that two of our neighbours will be the focus countries of Waves Vienna 2017: Italy in the south and the Czech Republic in the north of Austria. Italy like Austria is a country with great classical music tradtion. Aside from the many popstars that have always been present in our […]

Italien und die Tschechische Republik sind die Gastländer 2017

In diesem Jahr freuen wir uns zwei Nachbarländer als Gastländer willkommen heißen zu dürfen: Italien im Süden und die Tschechische Republik im Norden Österreichs. Italien ist wie Österreich ein Land mit großer klassischer Musiktradition. Neben vielen großen Popstars, die gerade bei uns schon jahrzehntelang nicht aus der Radio- und Festivallandschaft wegzudenken sind, gibt es auch […]

Bewirb dich jetzt für einen Gig am Waves Vienna 2017

Du machst Musik und wolltest schon immer bei Wiens erstem und einzigem Showcase-Festival spielen? Dann ist jetzt deine Chance gekommen. Bewirb dich via gigmit und mit etwas Glück – und vor allem Talent 😉 – bekommt dein Act einen der zehn bei gigmit ausgeschriebenen Slots am Waves Vienna 2017 Bewerbungen hier via gigmit ab sofort […]

Apply now for Waves Vienna 2017

You are a musician and one of your goals is to perform at Vienna’s first and only showcase festival? Then you should apply now for Waves Vienna 2017 via gigmit!  Take your chance and apply here for one of the 10 live slots. So what are you waiting for? Applications are possible fas of now […]

We proudly present the newest member of the Waves Vienna family

We are really happy to introduce you to the new mascot of Waves Vienna 2017. In a facebook voting last december the Waves community decided suprisingly quick and definite on their favorite. We proudly present the newest Waves Vienna family member: our lovely badger.

Tierischer Zuwachs in der Waves Vienna Familie

Wir sind überglücklich und freuen uns, euch unser diesjähriges Maskotchen vorstellen zu dürfen. Nach einer Facebookabstimmung im Dezember stand bereits nach kurzer Zeit ein klarer Favorit fest. Nun präsentieren wir voller Stolz das neueste Familienmitglied der Waves Vienna Familie, unseren Dachs.

Early Bird Festival Pässe ab sofort erhältlich!

Bereits zum siebten Mal wird das Waves Vienna 2017 stattfinden und zwar vom 28. bis 30. September. Wir freuen uns sehr darüber, dass wir nach der tollen Premiere vergangenes Jahr unsere Festival Zentrale auch dieses Mal wieder im Wiener WUK einrichten werden um von dort den 9. Wiener Gemeindebezirk mit neuer, spannender Musik zu bespielen. […]

Get your Early Bird Festival Pass now!

This year is already going to be the 7th edition of Waves Vienna. The date is set in stone: 28.-30.SEP.2017 and we are happy to announce that WUK is going to house our Festival Centre again! What are you waiting for? Get your festival pass for only 25 EUR* now! *EARLY BIRD FESTIVAL PASSES available […]

Liebe Leute, DANKESCHÖN!!

Liebe Leute, Waves Vienna 2016 ist offiziell vorbei. Wir möchten uns bei euch für eure Unterstützung und euren Besuch bedanken! Danke dafür, dass ihr ein Teil dieses besonderen Wochenendes wart! Thank you! Danke! Merci! Obrigado! Hvala! Grazie! Dekujii! Gracias! Dank je! Köszönöm! Dekuju! Takk! Mahalo! Dziekuje! Multumesc! Dakujem! Tack! Wir hatten drei wunderschöne und intensive […]

Dear lovely people, THANK YOU!!

Dear lovely people, Waves Vienna 2016 is offically over. We want to say thank you! Thank you for being part of this very special weekend! Thank your for your time and the great energy! Thank you for your visit! Thank you! Danke! Merci! Obrigado! Hvala! Grazie! Dekujii! Gracias! Dank je! Köszönöm! Dekuju! Takk! Mahalo! Dziekuje! […]

15% discount on Austrian Airlines flights for Waves Vienna 2019

Book your flights to Waves Vienna 2019 online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WAVES19 Conditions: Booking period: now until September 29th, 2019 Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September […]

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Waves Conference focuses on the Danube Region

This year’s conference programme takes up the festival’s focus on the Danube region and understands it not as a pandemic-related restriction, but as an overdue in-depth examination of the macro-region of the countries along the Danube. Experts from the Danube countries Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine […]

Current plan for Waves 2021 with Covid-19

There is still the question of how Waves Festival 2021 will be able to look like in early September, what is the plan, what do we have in mind. In fact, at the beginning of May we can’t even guess now what the situation will be at the beginning of September 2021 in relation to […]

Waves Festival 2021 applications are open now

The application for the 11th edition of Waves Festival is open now. You may register on Gigmit and apply to perform at Waves Festival 2021 taking place on September 9-11. Please keep in mind that we cannot accept applications via Instagram or Facebook. From the open call via Gigmit we select at least 10 acts to perform […]

Early Bird Tickets for 2021

Our Early Bird Ticketing phase for the Waves Festival 2021, which will take place from 9 to 11 September 2021, starts on 1 December 2020 at 1 pm. Many of you will surely immediately ask the question “What if the festival can’t take place because of Corona? Of course, we hope that a certain normality […]

After Movie 2020

It was a very special edition of the Waves Festival this year due to the pandemic. But we made the best out of it and of course we recorded the whole thing again in a wonderful after movie. Better said, the buero butter did it for us, we were busy with completely different things 😉In […]

Waves Festival 2020 Sessions

Is there at least one Waves Festival 2020 performance that still lives rent-free in your head? Because same! Here’s the ultimate collection of artists that played at this year’s hybrid festival edition – together in one playlist.

Rewatch Waves Conference 2020

The streams of Waves Conference 2020 are now available to rewatch on our YouTube Channel. DAY 1 New ways of audience participating in music Techniques for streaming Live Music from home presented by Yamaha The Future of the European Music Eco System hosted by EMEE DAY 2 Fair Streaming? hosted by VTMÖ Focus Country Ukraine  […]

Average Viewers Waves Festival 2020

Here you can find the numbers of the average viewers for each channel of Waves Festival 2020 online streaming. As we didn’t have single events for the streaming of the shows in the evening we only can publish numbers per night. Waves Festival 2020 Day Channel Average #Viewers AverageViewer retention THU 10.SEP.2020 Thurygrund 297 18:01 […]

Waves Festival 2020 as a successful hybrid between on- and offline

With the presentation of the XA – Music Export Award to the Viennese musician OSKA on Saturday evening, the tenth edition of the Waves Festival at the Vienna WUK came to an end. More than 18,000 people took part in the hybrid version of the festival, which was specially conceived for the Corona year 2020. […]

Subscribe to the festival timetable

You have now the option to subscribe to the timetables of each of the online and public viewing channels. Just subscribe to the channels on top of the timetable page and put the events right into the calendar on your computer or phone.

Conference Folder online

This year’s official Conference Folder with all the information from contents of the panels, timetables, showcases, speaker bios and much more is ready and published. Get your free copy at Waves Festival Conference at SAE or simply download it here. Or you prefer to view it online with issuu here.

Feedback Listening Sessions

You are playing in a band? You produced some songs? And you want a professional feedback on your music? Then our Feedback Listening Sessions are the right thing for you.  With a free Waves Festival Conference Registration to login to our Delegates Area you can apply for the Sessions. With some luck international and national […]

Speed Meeting Applications

From now on with a Waves Festival Conference Registration you are able to apply for the Speed Meetings on Thursday and Friday: Meet the Festivals Meet the Germans Meet the Ukrainians Meet the Czech Please note that you have to have a registration for the Conference to get a login to the Delegates Database where […]

6 more acts to complete the Line-Up

6 more acts to join the Line-Up for Waves Festival 2020 and with these the Line-Up is now complete. Please click here to show the full Line-Up for this year’s edition of Waves Festival. Amelie Siba (CZ) SoundCzechKiTZ (DE) Pop-Büro Region Stuttgart / Initiative MusikMarket (CZ) INES#talent / SoundCzechNoisy Pots (CZ) SoundCzechStefanie Schrank (DE) popNRW / Initiative MusikTitus Waldner (DE) Pop-Büro Region […]

Waves Music Hackday 2020

Waves Music Hackday – 5th Anniversary Edition Whether you are a creative person, musician, artist, technologically interested person, hacker, developer, thinker or hobbyist – join this hackday and meet other creative people to spin your ideas around the future of music & technology! Friday, 11. September 2020 from 18:00 to 20:00 (Kick-off) & Saturday, 12. September 2020 from 09:30 to […]

Official Hotel Partner 2020: Wombat’s

We’re super happy to announce our new hotel partnership with Wombat’s! With its unique atmosphere and approach it’s a perfect fit for Waves Festival. We’re looking forward to a long lasting partner and friendship! Wombat’s, with its City Hostels, is always part of a local community. We see it as part of Wombat’s DNA to […]

Warner Music Night – Virtual Acoustic Edition

Even the current circumstances do not keep us from presenting up-and-coming artists for the 7th time at the Label Showcase in partnership with Waves Vienna in the usual tradition!Matching this year’s festival – partner country UK, Warner Music Austria presents newcomers from England to the audience in a special acoustic session. Virtual, safe and sound. […]

Watch Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2020 at Waves Festival

We are pleased to present this year’s Amadeus Austrian Music Awards at our Public Viewing on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at WUK Hof.The program will be shown parallel to the broadcast on ORF 1. Amadeus Austrian Music Awards

More acts for Waves Festival

We’re happy to announce 31 more acts for this year’s edition of Waves Festival. [LEAK] (DE)9Bach (UK)ÄTNA INES#talent (DE)Annie Taylor (CH)Apey (HU)Crimer (CH)Crush (AT)Deep Glaze INES#talent (HU)Douniah (DE)Flut (AT)Griff (UK) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)HMS Morris (UK)Jakob Kobal INES#talent (SI)JC Stewart (IE) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)Jessiquoi (CH) INES#talentLazy Day INES#talent (UK)Lou Asril (AT)Lulu Schmidt (AT)Maisie Peters (UK) Warner Music Night Vienna (virtual acoustic session)Mayvie (LI)Mynth […]

Conference Timetables online

The schedule for the Waves Festival Conference 2020 is complete and available here. We will continuously add the bios of the speakers and further information to the individual events of the conference.

Public Viewing Tickets available

In our festival headquarters, the beautiful courtyard of the WUK, we will be setting up a public viewing area during the festival, where you can watch a fine selection of the shows on our streaming channels on a total of 12 screens. The total capacity of the WUK courtyard is 250 people. The day ticket […]

XA 2020 Nominierte

Alle Nominees 2020 werden jeweils ein 30 Minuten Set auf einem der Waves Streaming Channels spielen. Mehr Infos zum Line-Up in diesem Jahr gibt es hier. Der Preis wurde 2017 von Waves Vienna initiiert und ist eine Kooperation zwischen mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 und Waves Vienna. Ziel ist es, österreichische KünstlerInnen in […]

XA 2020 Nominees

All 2020 nominees will play a 30 min Showcase on our streaming channels. More information about this year’s line-up can be found here. The award was initiated by Waves Vienna in 2017 and is a cooperation between mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna. The aim is to support Austrian artists at […]

WOJNAR’S is this year’s mainsponsor!

We are more than happy to welcome Wojnar’s as this year’s mainsponsor of Waves Vienna – they are the winners of our fourth mainsponsor tombola!  From hearty, juicy sandwiches to tempting bread and tramezzini spreads and a range of different snacks, Wojnar’s has been making products that take taste buds on a culinary journey for nearly 80 years now. 

New home for the Waves Conference

Unfortunately, due to Corona, we cannot hold the Waves Festival Conference this year in our Festival Home, the WUK. But in the course of our partnership with the SAE in Vienna we have found a great alternative location. So this year’s conference will take place on September 10th and 11th in the beautiful, well equipped […]

Ukraine Speed Meeting

In the course of the Waves Festival 2020 Conference we’re setting up a speed meeting for participants from on of our focus countries: Ukraine. If you’re music professional from Ukraine and would like to apply for the online speed meeting session on Friday, the 11th of September 2020 please register for the conference here so […]

Festival Setup 2020

Wir haben in den letzten Monaten eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten und Konzeptvarianten ausgearbeitet und durchgespielt – bis hin zu einer örtlichen Verlegung des Festivals!Leider machen es uns auch die Corona-bedingten Auflagen, die für unsere Waves-Alternativ-Szenarien gelten würden, wirtschaftlich unmöglich den Live-Teils des Festivals umzusetzen. Wir mussten uns daher schweren Herzens entscheiden, das Waves Festival in diesem […]

Festival Setup 2020

In the last few months we have worked out and played through a multitude of possibilities and concept variations – up to and including a local relocation of the festival! Unfortunately, the Corona-related conditions that would apply to our Waves alternative scenarios also make it economically impossible for us to realize the live part of […]

Conference Topics

The Waves Festival Conference is part of the Music Festival and offers lectures, panels and workshops. The subject-specific program is dedicated to the over-theme “East Meets West”, which will be the basis and inspiration for a long-term, pan-European cooperation. Due to Corona, the conference will only be accessible to a limited number of visitors. To […]

Ticket exchange

Due to the Corona crisis, the Waves Festival 2020 will take place in a strongly changed form. More details here. Of course, we want to offer all ticket purchasers various possibilities of how to deal with tickets that have already been purchased. Please understand that due to logistical reasons we can only consider your requests […]

Waves 2020 – Update

Planning a festival in 2020: Which topics will concern us? What will be true and vital this autumn? What rules, regulations and recommendations will apply? What do we need? What do we want? What do we fear? After countless ideas, discarded concepts, worries, hopes, and fresh starts, one thing is obvious: we have to stay […]

First Acts Waves 2020

We are super happy to present you the first 28 acts we gonna see on site or on screen of Waves 2020 (in alphabetical order): :aexattack (AT)7AM INES#talent (SI)Bagage (AT)Balans INES#talent (SI)Bokka INES#talent (PL)Das bisschen Totschlag INES#talent (DE)Downers & Milk (AT)Eugenia Post Meridiem INES#talent (IT)Franz Fuexe (AT) Gigi Masin (IT)Happyness (UK)June Cocó INES#talent (DE)Karpov Not Kasparov INES#talent (RO)Löwe Löwe (AT)Misia Furtak INES#talent (PL)Nürnberg (BY)Petra und der Wolf […]

Focus Countries 2020

“East meets West” is also the motto of the festival’s focus countries in 2020:  On the one hand, we are focusing on the United Kingdom. The motherland of pop music is currently saying goodbye to the European Union. What consequences will the Brexit have for the music industry? We will try to discuss this and […]

Waves Conference 2020

The conference program addresses the challenges for the music industry triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. International experts from the music industry will share their experiences on panels and the umbrella organization of the European Music Export Agencies EMEE will host a discussion with political decision makers and organizations on the […]

Waves with a new livery

After ships, fishing lures and forest animals, we sat down with the great guys of the Vienna based agency 101 together with Wolfgang Hummelberger on occasion of the anniversary edition Waves 2020 and developed a new design for the festival. The wave now carries us through this new, exciting edition in many shapes and colors. […]

Corona Update

Dear lovely people, these are crazy times we live in and some of you may have asked themself if WAVES VIENNA will happen in September. Currently the situation in Austria is that no festivals are permitted until 31st of August 2020. We don’t have any information about events or festivals in September yet. And there’s […]

INES Application for Delegates open

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 […]

Conference Tickets available

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 […]

Application open

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 […]

Waves 2020 pre sale starts

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 […]

After Movie for 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”.

Dream Pop Duo Anger wins XA 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 […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU!

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 […]

Schallter Record Store Pop-Up

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. […]

Specials for Festivals Visitors

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. Coffee, pastries, after-parties: for over a century Café Weimar has been very popular in Vienna. A historic authentic viennese […]

Download Timetables as PDF

For the ones who don’t like our digital approach with a mobile app we created the timetables for each day as PDF. You can download the PDFs for each day here but the timetables will be distributed at the festival as well: Timetable for THURSDAYTimetable for FRIDAYTimetable for SATURDAY

Introducing Israel

In 2016, Waves selected Israel (and Germany) as its focus country, showcasing many of Israel’s newest and edgiest musicians in their European debut. This year the tradition continues, as the next wave of Israeli music is coming to Waves Vienna 2019. At the Reception on Thursday, 26.SEP.2019 from 18:30-19:30 at Ticketmaster Lounge @ WUK Project […]

XA – Music Export Award as Springboard for Austrian Newcomer Bands

Nominees include Keke, Elis Noa and Sketches on Duality. Jury evaluation and award ceremony at the Waves Vienna Music Festival. For the third consecutive year the music export prize “XA” will be awarded within the Waves Vienna Music Festival. The award is an initiative of Austrian Music Export, SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Vienna. […]

Last minute update: 4 new acts added to line up

Some good and some not so good news two weeks before the official festival start: Unfortunately we have to announce the cancelation of Bee Bee Sea and Oehl – BUT we are happy to be able to replace them by four gorgeous acts: Alon Lotringer (IL), Jeremy Pascal (AT), Kaleo Sansaa (DE, popNRW) and Paula […]

Timetables online

Besides our new Mobile App from woov we’ve put our timetable for all the festival shows online. You can browse per day or the full line-up and filter venues. The timetable for the conference went online some days ago and can be found here.

Waves Mobile App

We’re super happy to present you our brand new woov mobile app. The app features all the venues and shows of the festival (not the conference). Create your personal timetable, find your way around and connect to other fellow festival visitors! Just scan the code or click here to download the free Waves Mobile App!

Conference Schedule online

The schedule for the Waves Vienna Conference, which is co-hosted by Music Austria and Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, is now online and can be accessed here. It offers the options to apply filters for locations and types of events as well. Happy conference planning!

HOTS in Vienna

This years’ HOTS reception on Saturday from 11:30-12:30 as part of the Delegates Tour will be an event-to-remember after the last two years’ packed meetups: it’s not only the first time that Hungary earns a focus role on a professional event – which we couldn’t be more excited about! –, but thanks to this reception, […]

Fourth and final announcement

It’s a wrap – we are more than happy to present our final line up: With these 21 new acts the line up counts 100 amazing acts from 22 different countries! (The) Lesser Men (HR) Adée (SE) Aiko (CZ) Bartleby Delicate (LU, INES#talent) Carlos Cipa (DE, Warner Music Night) Darjeeling (DE, INES#talent) Decadent Fun Club […]

Where to sleep during Waves Vienna 2019

Waves Vienna 2019 is coming closer and we want to help you make your journey and stay as smooth as possible. After booking your flight – using the special Waves Vienna discount for Austrian Airlines – or train ticket, you’ll need place to stay in Vienna and we have the perfekt recommendation for you : […]

33 new acts and daily line up revealed

We are adding another 33 (!!!) acts from 12 different countries to the festival line up – introducing special showcases such as Rola Music Night, BY-ON, pop NRW and BaWü – and we are revealing the daily line up for the first 78 announced acts! Find the detailed line up for thursday, friday and saturday […]

HAKUMA is this year’s mainsponsor!

We are more than happy to welcome HAKUMA as this year’s mainsponsor of Waves Vienna – they are the winners of our third mainsponsor tombola! The whole tea brand was founded in 2016 by three young Austrian entrepreneurs and is mostly known for its Matcha Ice Tea but the new editions HAKUMA Bitter and HAKUMA […]

15% Discount for flights

Book your flights to the “Waves Vienna 2019” online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WAVES19 Conditions:Booking period: now until September 29th, 2019Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September 19th, […]

Applications for INES#talent 2020 are open!

INES#talent is a programme enabling promising talents from all participating countries to advance their international careers by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe. By being nominated as INES#talent, you can maximise your chances to be booked and play at 18 different INES showcase festivals, such as c/o pop Festival, MENT Ljubljana, Monkey Week, Liverpool […]

Another 25 acts added to the line up

We are adding another 25 acts to our line-up making it a total of 45 artists for now! We are super happy that 20 (!) of those artists are Austrian new comers – proofing once again the high quality of the Austrian music scene! Alyona Alyona (UA)Anger (AT)Atzur (AT)Bernhard Eder (AT) – MONKEY.BUSINESSChastity Belt (US)Das […]

First conference topics announced

In September 2019 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the ninth time. Hundreds of national and international music experts, organizers, label owners, bookers, and musicians will meet during the day for discussion and networking at Vienna’s WUK. This year´s Focus Countries are Sweden and […]

First 20 acts for Waves Vienna 2019 announced!

We are more than happy to present to you the first 20 artists to play the 9th edition of Waves Vienna from 26th to 28th of September 2019: Bee Bee See (IT) – INES#talentCassia (UK)Dan Mangan (CA) Do Nothing (UK)Iris Gold (DK)John Moods (DE)Marie (AT)Melby (SE)MNNQNS (FR)One Sentence. Supervisor (CH)Penelope Isles (UK)Perfect Son (PL)Shortparis (RU)Sketches […]

Hungary & Sweden are this year’s focus countries!

True to the motto “East Meets West”, also this year there will be two focus countries, one from the east – Hungary – and one from the west – Sweden. Since at least the worldwide sucess of ABBA Sweden is seen as one of the most successful nations when it comes to pop music. We […]

Europe’s showcase festival network INES keeps growing

It only started just over a year ago, but already Europe’s new network of showcase festivals has almost doubled in size. This year, as of now, five new members have joined the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES). Another five members had already joined the network in 2018. Together with the network’s founding members, INES […]

Artist and INES#pro application now open!

You are a musician, booker oder band manager and want your act to play Waves Vienna 2019? Artist application is open now on Gigmit! Apply here and be part of the first and only showcase festival in Vienna and Austria: Waves Vienna ° 26. – 28.SEP.2019 ° You are a European music professional and want […]

Waves Conference 2018: Videos online!

In case you missed one of the panels at Waves Vienna Music Conference or want to rewatch them: Have a look at INES#conference – a video library with video streams of panels at Waves Vienna and other INES Showcase Festival Network members – panels. Videos of Waves Vienna Conference are now online: https://www.ines-festivals.eu/conference/ INES#conference is […]

Early Bird Festival Passes on sale now!

As of now our Super Early Bird Festival Passes for only € 15 (limited to 111 pcs.) and our Early Bird Festival Passes for € 25 (limited to 555 pcs.) are on sale! Once they are sold, the price will rises to € 35 till May 2019. So you better be quick and get one […]

Double-Nomination for the European Festival Awards 2018

Waves Vienna is nominated for this year’s European Festival Awards in two categories: Best Small Festival and Best Indoor Festival! And you can help us win – every single one of your votes brings us closer to making this happen! Public voting is open till November 30th: Vote for Waves Vienna here! About the European […]

FOCUS Wales becomes newest member of INES

After four showcase festivals from Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic joined the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES) in June, the network is pleased to welcome another member from Great Britain! “FOCUS Wales is delighted to be taking part in INES alongside the existing fantastic Showcase Festivals. With INES we are delighted to […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU

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. 14.000 people, among them 900 representatives of the international music industry, responded the call and enjoyed the eights edition of Vienna’s Showcase Festival. Besides newcomer acts from various genres […]

DIVES win the Austrian music export award XA

The XA – Music Export Award was presented for the second time at this years Waves Vienna . The Viennese indie rock band DIVES emerged as the winner among nine nominated bands. “The moment you see them on stage it’s hard to takes your eyes off this band,” says jury member Mariusz Herma from the […]

104 INES#talents for 2019 nominated

Several thousand bands and musicians from the participating 12 countries (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic) have applied for the second year of the INES#talent support program. Now the 104 new #talents have been announced – including Mavi Phoenix, Hope and ShaoDow! Applications were being accepted until […]

Waves Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival Centre WUK. Plese note, that these special offers are only available from 27.-29.SEP.2018 and are not valid for Day Passes. SWING KITCHEN Währinger Str. 47 Thu-Sat 11-22h In an unprecedented pioneering achievement, the Schillingers gradually […]

Last minute update: new acts & DJs added to line-up

We have a tiny suprise for you: With Josh. (AT) and Sage (FR) we are able to add another tow great acts to our line-up. Also we are super happy to present our DJ-Line-up for the aftershow parties at Palme, starting everyday at midnight: Thursday, 27.09.2018 @ Palme Disco Nostra (AT) Friday, 28.09.2018 @ Palme […]

DIY Merchandise – Live Screen Printing by APED

At the temporary APED Showroom at WUK you have the chance to get your personal festival shirt or a stylish shopperbag printed during Waves. If you want you can of course do the screen printing of your unique shirt or bag on your own. Pass by in ‚Projektraum’ and have an eye on our festival […]

Timetables and Mobile App online!

Get your calenderies and smartphones out – the timetables for Waves Vienna 2018 are finally online. Best way for you to schedule your festival itinerary: Get the Waves Vienna Mobile App now, listen to our Deezer playlist and select your favourite artists in the spot whilst creating your personal timetable – all at the same […]

XA – Music Export Award as Springboard for Austrian Newcomer Bands

Nominees include Pressyes, Dives, Viech and Kids N Cats – jury evaluation and award ceremony at the Waves Vienna Music Festival. Last year’s winner Cari Cari about her career development since winning the award in 2017.  “For us the award has come at exactly the right time and is a giant step in our so […]

Conference Programme, Speakers & Timetables online

Compatibility of Music and Family Life, Sync Rights and Importance of Music Blogs as topics of the Waves Vienna Music Conference – Focus Countries 2018: Portugal and Slovakia In September 2018 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the eighth time. Hundreds of national and […]

New acts and final Line Up for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to add another eight artists to the Line Up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018. Antonia Vai (HU) Fran Palermo (HU) HÅN (IT) Jungstötter (DE) Mörk (HU) Neneh Cherry (SE) Ten Tonnes (UK) @ Warner Music Night The Blind Suns (FR) […]

42 new artists for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to announce that another 42 artists were added to the Line Up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018: Alapastel (SK) – Part of Focus on Slovakia Andrea Bucko (SK) – Part of Focus on Slovakia Bulp (SK) – Part of Focus on […]

Where to sleep during Waves Vienna 2018

Waves Vienna 2018 is coming closer and we want to help you make your journey and stay as smooth as possible. After you hopefully already booked your flight using the special Waves Vienna discount for Austrian Airlines, next up we have some really nice hotel recommendations for you: a&o Hotels Book yourself a nice room […]

First topics for Waves Vienna Music Conference 2018

Compatibility of Music and Family Life, Sync Rights and Importance of Music Blogs as first topics of the Waves Vienna Music Conference – Focus Countries 2018: Portugal and Slovakia In September 2018 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for the eighth time. Hundreds of national […]

29 new artists for Waves Vienna 2018

Another 29 artists were added to the Line up of Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference happening from 27th to 29th of September 2018: Attic Giant (AT) Blind Butcher (CH) Bowrain (SI) – INES#talent Catastrophe & Cure (AT) – INK Stage Culk (AT) Dramas (AT) Holy Nothing (PT) Jamie Isaac (UK) Len Sander (CH) Love […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

After last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign – which of course was only possible thanks to your generous help and support – we are going to take the challenge of this special alternative sponsoring again. Join in and be part of this great campaign for Waves Vienna 2018. And of course your support does not go […]

INES#talent artist application for 12 showcase festivals open, four more showcase festivals join the INES network

Applications are now open for the artist exchange programme INES#talent, a programme that sends emerging musicians around Europe to play at influential showcase festivals. It’s part of the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES), which is enabling more cross-border exchange for artists and music industry professionals. To expand the INES#talent programme to more European countries, […]

First artists announced for Waves Vienna 2018

We are more than happy to present to you the first 21 artists to play the 8th edition of Waves Vienna from 27th to 29th of September 2018: A Tale Of Golden Keys (DE) Bergfilm (DE) – INES#talent Blond (DE) Chad Valley (UK) Dives (AT) Holy Now (SE) Ilgen-Nur (DE) Jett Rebel (NL) La Jungle […]

Showcase festival network INES launches INES#conference

The Innovation Network of European Showcases, INES, starts an initiative to make knowledge imparted at music business conferences more sustainable and accessible by providing the filmed content all in one place online. INES#conference video platform launches the 9th of May on ines-festivals.eu/conference Platform will host over 120 recordings from conference sessions all over Europe to […]

INES#pro application for music professionals open now

INES#pro aims to support European music professionals to discover bands, create personal networks, be educated and craft powerful synergies by offering over 400 free accreditation passes for all INES showcase festivals and conferences around Europe . You are a European music professional and want to visit Waves Vienna 2018? Apply here to be an INES#pro […]

Artist application for Waves Vienna open now

Artist application for Waves Vienna from 27th to 29th of September 2018 are open now on Gigmit! Apply here and be part of the first and only showcase festival in Vienna and Austria. Application is open till 31th of May 2018.

Focus countries and festival mascot for Waves Vienna 2018 revealed!

We are more than happy to present this years focus countries for Waves Vienna: Portugal and Slovakia. True to the motto “East Meets West”, there will be a focus on acts from these countries in the live programme and in course of the Waves Vienna Music Conference we will furthermore devote a part of its […]

50:50 gender balance by 2022: Waves Vienna forms part of Keychange

Keychange is a pionieering European initiative which empowers woman to transform the future of music and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. Keychange is led by PRS Foundation, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, in partnership with the founding members Musikcentrum Öst, Reeperbahn Festival, Iceland Airwaves, BIME, […]

Waves Vienna is part of the showcase festival network INES

The launch of the INES platform marks the official start of the EU-funded showcase festival network, which aims to reinforce the connections between European showcase festivals, artists and music industry professionals. Besides the start of the INES#pro support programme for music professionals, nearly 100 INES#talents are getting announced for 2018. ● INES website launches on […]

Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival Centre WUK. Plese note, that these special offers are only available from 28.-30.SEP.2017 and are not valid for Day Passes. STATT BEISL – Währinger Straße 59, Thu 11–2h, Fri 11–4h, Sat 17–4h Legendary Statt-Beisl at […]

Festival Pass & Day Pass Thursday SOLD OUT

We have to announce that the Waves Vienna 2017 Festival Pass and Day Pass Thursday are sold out. Day Pass for Friday and Saturday are still available at Oeticket.com! See you next week!

Crush (AT) and Iam Stramgram (FR) complete Line-Up

Austrian Band Crush (AT) and the French act Iam Stramgram (FR) complete the  Line-Up for 2017. Crush are going to perform on 28.SEP.2017 at WUK Foyer and Iam Stramgram on Saturday 30.SEP.2017 at Isaac’s.

XA – Newly founded Export Award to be introduced at Waves Vienna

In course of WAVES VIENNA 2017 the newly founded Export Award XA will be introduced. The winner of the first XA will be awarded with 2.500 Euros in cash, a voucher for the music store Klangfarbe for 200 Euros and gets support from Radio FM4, the Austrian Music Export and Waves Vienna for one year. […]

Mobile App online

Our mobile app for iOS and Android is online! This fancy piece of software from Greencopper is available in German and English and provides all the essential information you’ll need for WAVES VIENNA. Besides infos about the artists of the line-up you’ll be able to listen to all of them via the built-in Spotify player. Maps with […]

Final announcements

We’re happy to announce the last addition to the Waves Vienna line up: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) BA:ZEL (CZ) Cold Cold Nights (CZ) E^ST (AU) @Warner Music Night IAMJJ (DK) @Warner Music Night Joseph J. Jones (UK) Waves Special @B72: Arcadia Live & Universal Music Showcase Klan (DE) @Warner Music Night Milo […]

Final Announcements

Hier kommt der finale Schwung an neuen Acts für das Waves Vienna Festival 2017: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) BA:ZEL (CZ) Cold Cold Nights (CZ) E^ST (AU) @Warner Music Night IAMJJ (DK) @Warner Music Night Joseph J. Jones (UK) Waves Special @B72: Arcadia Live & Universal Music Showcase Klan (DE) @Warner Music Night […]

From Waves Vienna with Love

Call us old-fashioned, but we’re printing postcards! Hopefully with a picture taken by you on them! The motto of this years contest is our festival motto “East meets West”: Send us your fotographic interpretation of one this years focus countries Italiy or Czech Republic. Maybe you’ll even manage to connect both of them in one […]

From Waves Vienna with Love

Der Waves Vienna Postkarten Wettbewerb geht in die nächste Runde. Thema des Contests ist dieses mal unser langjähriges Festivalmotto “East meets West”: Sende uns deine fotografische Interpretation eines unserer beiden diesjährigen Fokusländer Italien oder Tschechien. Vielleicht schaffst du es sogar, die beiden Nationen in einem Bild zu verbinden?! Aus allen Einsendungen, die bis 7. September […]

Feedback Listening Session Application

Apply with your track to get feedback from international music professionals at WAVES VIENNA Music Conference.

Call for Volunteers

Du interessierst dich für Musik, bist von 28. September bis 1. Oktober in Wien und möchtest auch mal hinter die Kulissen eines Wiener Showcase Festivals schauen? Dann bewirb dich doch als Volunteer für das diesjährige Waves Vienna! Auch dieses Jahr suchen wir wieder freiwillige HelferInnen, die interessiert sind, bei der Umsetzung des Waves Vienna zu […]

Cancellation Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa

We are very sad to announce that Tamer Nafar and GAVLYN & DJ Hoppa have to cancel their performance at Waves Vienna Festival due to personal reasons. Gavlyn sends her best wishes and apologies:   “Gavlyn would like to apologize to all her Austrian fans but for major personal reasons she will not be able […]

Absage Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa

Wir sind sehr traurig, die Absage der Auftritte von Tamer Nafar, Gavlyn & DJ Hoppa am Waves Vienna Festival bekannt geben zu müssen. Die Künstler und Künstlerinnen senden ihre besten Wünsche sowie Entschuldigungen:   “Gavlyn would like to apologize to all her Austrian fans but for major personal reasons she will not be able to […]

Daily line-ups and more acts

We’re proud to present you the daily line-ups for all festival days. You can browse through them here. At the same time from August 1st the Day Passes for the festival get available. The price for the Thursday Day Pass is € 18 for Friday and Saturday it’s € 22. The price for the Festival Pass […]

Tages-Line-Ups und noch mehr Acts

  Heute dürfen wir euch die Tages-Line-Ups vorstellen. Abrufbar hier. Damit werden ab 1. August 2017 auch die Tagespässe verfügbar. Der Preis für den Donnerstag ist € 18, für Freitag und Samstag € 22. Der Festival-Pass ist um € 49 erhältlich. Außerdem haben wir vor der letzten Ankündigungswelle Mitte August noch ein paar weitere Acts […]

15% discount on flights with Austrian Airlines

Book your flights to Waves Vienna 2017 online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WV17 Conditions:  Booking period: now until October 1st, 2017  Valid for flights to Austria and return as of September […]

Fifth Announcement Round for Waves Vienna 2017

Perfectly in time for the weekend we have another 19 acts to add to our Line Up for Waves Vienna Festival on 28 to 30 September 2017: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April Red (TW) @ Taiwan Night Market Be Charlotte (UK) Ghost of You (CZ) Kiol (IT) Lynn Maring (CH) @ deepdive music Night Louie […]

Announcement-Runde, die Fünfte!

Rechtzeitig zum Wochenende wird das Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 um 19 Acts erweitert: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April Red (TW) @ Taiwan Night Market Be Charlotte (UK) Ghost of You (CZ) Kiol (IT) Lynn Maring (CH) @ deepdive music Night Louie Austen (AT) presented by GLP Lubomyr Melnyk (UA) Polar Circles (CH) @ […]

We made it!

1000 Dank an alle Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer – mit ihrer Hilfe haben wird das Ziel unserer Crowdfunding-Kampagne erreicht und diese vergangene Woche erfolgreich abschließen können! Zudem möchten wir uns auch beim Bank Austria Kunstpreis bedanken, der uns mit großartigen 5.000 Euro einen großen Schritt weitergebracht hat! Danke!

Waves Vienna Pre-Parties im Rahmen des MQ Hofmusik Salons

  Im Rahmen des MQ Hofmusik Salons im Museumsquartier Wien wird das Waves Vienna Festival an zwei Sonntagen im August von jeweils 16 bis 22 Uhr die beiden diesjährigen Partnerländer präsentieren. Am Sonntag, den 6. August, kommt die vierköpfige Band Manon Meurt aus Tschechien und wird den Hof des MQ Wien mit ihrem einzigartigem Shoe-Gaze-Sound […]

Offical Festival Sparkling Wine

We’re proud to announce that this year in collaboration with Austrian winery Szigeti from Gols we’re going to produce an offical festival sparkling wine “Rosé Selektion”. The sparkling wine will be available in a special edition with a unique designed label through our crowdfunding campaign for EUR 13 per bottle or in 6 pcs packages […]

Festival-Sekt von Szigeti

Wir freuen uns dass wir dieses Jahr einen offziellen Festival Sekt anbieten können. In Kooperation mit der Sektkellerei Szigeti aus Gols im Burgenland wird es am Festival den Waves Vienna Rosé Selektion Sekt geben. In einer limitierten Edition mit eigens designtem Label gibt es den Sekt schon vorab über unser Crowdfunding zu EUR 13 pro […]

Unser neuer Hauptsponsor: GLP

Am 9. Juni 2017 endete die erste Hauptsponsor-Tombola von Waves Vienna. 21 Lose zu je EUR 500 wurden verkauft, etwa an: Barracuda Music Big Smile Cider Clash Etepetete Gigmit GLP – Georg Leitner Productions HFP Steuerberatung Hotel Zeitgeist Kastner Gastrodienst LAS VEGAS Records Merchzilla Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ/Wien Record Bird SKIP Spoon Agency The Gap Wiener Stadtwerke […]

Fourth round of announcements for Waves Vienna 2017

We are super happy to add another 25 (!) acts to our Line Up for Waves Vienna Festival on 28 to 30 September 2017: Any Other (IT) Back To Felicity (AT) Bitten By (AT) Black Palms Orchestra (AT) Brunettes Shoot Blondes (UA) Client Liaison (AU) Daniel Vezoja (SI) Der Traurige Gärtner (AT) Edwin (AT) Frankie […]

Vierte Announcement-Runde für Waves Vienna 2017

Ganze 25 Acts dürfen wir euch in der bereits vierten Announcement-Runde für das Waves Vienna Festival von 28. bis 30. September 2017 vorstellen: Any Other (IT) Back To Felicity (AT) Bitten By (AT) Black Palms Orchestra (AT) Brunettes Shoot Blondes (UA) Client Liaison (AU) Daniel Vezoja (SI) Der Traurige Gärtner (AT) Edwin (AT) Frankie Animal […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

Die Vorbereitungen für das kommende Waves Vienna sind im vollen Gange. Wir durften bereits viele tolle Acts des LineUps verraten und sind außerdem gerade dabei zusätzlich zu den bereits bekannten Locations im und um das WUK neue Räumlichkeiten für September 2017 zu organisieren. Eines können wir euch schon mal verraten: Es wird sehr speziell und großartig! […]

Pratikumsplatz plus Stipendium zu vergeben

In den vergangen beiden Jahren hat sich der 2015 gestartete Zertifikatslehrgang Musikwirtschaft der FH Kufstein (in Kooperation mit der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) schnell zu einem beliebten Ziel für gegenwärtige und künftige Musikwirtschaftspersönlichkeiten entwickelt. Im Wintersemester 2017/18 erfährt der berufsbegleitend angebotene Kurs nun eine dritte Auflage (Start: 28.09.). Das spürbar wachsende Interesse […]

18 neue Acts für Waves Vienna 2017

Gute Neuigkeiten rechtzeitig zum Start ins Wochenende: Wir freuen uns riesig weitere 18 Acts zum Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 hinzu zu fügen!    Albert af Ekenstam (SE) Ant Antic (AT) Babé Sila (HU) Belau (HU) Cut Out Club (IL) Dope Calypso (HU Ebow (AT) Everdeen (DE) Gaddafi Gals (AT) Gospel Dating Service (AT) […]

Another 18 acts added to our Line Up for Waves Vienna 2017

Here’s some good news before starting into the weekend: We are super excited to add another 18 acts to our line up for Waves Vienna 2017:   Albert af Ekenstam (SE) Ant Antic (AT) Babé Sila (HU) Belau (HU) Cut Out Club (IL) Dope Calypso (HU Ebow (AT) Everdeen (DE) Gaddafi Gals (AT) Gospel Dating […]

Second round of announcements for Waves Vienna 2017

Preparations for this year’s edition of Waves Vienna are in full swing. We are super happy to reveal the second round of annoucements and to add  another eleven to our line-up: Birthh (IT) Cari Cari (AT) Chuckamuck (DE) Coals (PL) Coco Hames (US) East Of My Youth (IS) Fai Baba (CH) Forest Swords (UK) Hunger […]

Zweite Annoucement-Runde für Waves Vienna 2017

Die Vorbereitungen für die diesjährige Ausgabe des Waves Vienna Festivals sind in vollem Gange und wir sind überglücklich euch bereits die nächsten elf Acts des Line-Ups zu verraten: Birthh (IT) Cari Cari (AT) Chuckamuck (DE) Coals (PL) Coco Hames (US) East Of My Youth (IS) Fai Baba (CH) Forest Swords (UK) Hunger (AT) Jordan Klassen […]

First acts for Waves Vienna 2017 revealed

We are super happy to announce the first six acts for Waves Vienna 2017 (in alphabetical order): At Pavillon (AT) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (US) I Wear* Experiment (EE) Magic Island (DE) Sluff (AT) Tents (AT) and many more to come. These first acts already reflect the diversity of musical genres, the balance between […]

Erste Acts für Waves Vienna 2017

Wir sind überglücklich bereits die ersten sechs Acts für das diesjährige Waves Vienna 2017 verraten zu dürfen: At Pavillon (AT) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (US) I Wear* Experiment (EE) Magic Island (DE) Sluff (AT) Tents (AT) u.v.m. Bereits die ersten Bookings spiegeln die Genrevielfalt der verschiedenen Acts, die Ausgewogenheit zwischen Neuentdeckungen und bereits etablierteren […]

Italy and the Czech Republic are the focus coutries 2017

We are happy to announce that two of our neighbours will be the focus countries of Waves Vienna 2017: Italy in the south and the Czech Republic in the north of Austria. Italy like Austria is a country with great classical music tradtion. Aside from the many popstars that have always been present in our […]

Italien und die Tschechische Republik sind die Gastländer 2017

In diesem Jahr freuen wir uns zwei Nachbarländer als Gastländer willkommen heißen zu dürfen: Italien im Süden und die Tschechische Republik im Norden Österreichs. Italien ist wie Österreich ein Land mit großer klassischer Musiktradition. Neben vielen großen Popstars, die gerade bei uns schon jahrzehntelang nicht aus der Radio- und Festivallandschaft wegzudenken sind, gibt es auch […]

Bewirb dich jetzt für einen Gig am Waves Vienna 2017

Du machst Musik und wolltest schon immer bei Wiens erstem und einzigem Showcase-Festival spielen? Dann ist jetzt deine Chance gekommen. Bewirb dich via gigmit und mit etwas Glück – und vor allem Talent 😉 – bekommt dein Act einen der zehn bei gigmit ausgeschriebenen Slots am Waves Vienna 2017 Bewerbungen hier via gigmit ab sofort […]

Apply now for Waves Vienna 2017

You are a musician and one of your goals is to perform at Vienna’s first and only showcase festival? Then you should apply now for Waves Vienna 2017 via gigmit!  Take your chance and apply here for one of the 10 live slots. So what are you waiting for? Applications are possible fas of now […]

We proudly present the newest member of the Waves Vienna family

We are really happy to introduce you to the new mascot of Waves Vienna 2017. In a facebook voting last december the Waves community decided suprisingly quick and definite on their favorite. We proudly present the newest Waves Vienna family member: our lovely badger.

Tierischer Zuwachs in der Waves Vienna Familie

Wir sind überglücklich und freuen uns, euch unser diesjähriges Maskotchen vorstellen zu dürfen. Nach einer Facebookabstimmung im Dezember stand bereits nach kurzer Zeit ein klarer Favorit fest. Nun präsentieren wir voller Stolz das neueste Familienmitglied der Waves Vienna Familie, unseren Dachs.

Early Bird Festival Pässe ab sofort erhältlich!

Bereits zum siebten Mal wird das Waves Vienna 2017 stattfinden und zwar vom 28. bis 30. September. Wir freuen uns sehr darüber, dass wir nach der tollen Premiere vergangenes Jahr unsere Festival Zentrale auch dieses Mal wieder im Wiener WUK einrichten werden um von dort den 9. Wiener Gemeindebezirk mit neuer, spannender Musik zu bespielen. […]

Get your Early Bird Festival Pass now!

This year is already going to be the 7th edition of Waves Vienna. The date is set in stone: 28.-30.SEP.2017 and we are happy to announce that WUK is going to house our Festival Centre again! What are you waiting for? Get your festival pass for only 25 EUR* now! *EARLY BIRD FESTIVAL PASSES available […]

Liebe Leute, DANKESCHÖN!!

Liebe Leute, Waves Vienna 2016 ist offiziell vorbei. Wir möchten uns bei euch für eure Unterstützung und euren Besuch bedanken! Danke dafür, dass ihr ein Teil dieses besonderen Wochenendes wart! Thank you! Danke! Merci! Obrigado! Hvala! Grazie! Dekujii! Gracias! Dank je! Köszönöm! Dekuju! Takk! Mahalo! Dziekuje! Multumesc! Dakujem! Tack! Wir hatten drei wunderschöne und intensive […]

Dear lovely people, THANK YOU!!

Dear lovely people, Waves Vienna 2016 is offically over. We want to say thank you! Thank you for being part of this very special weekend! Thank your for your time and the great energy! Thank you for your visit! Thank you! Danke! Merci! Obrigado! Hvala! Grazie! Dekujii! Gracias! Dank je! Köszönöm! Dekuju! Takk! Mahalo! Dziekuje! […]

15% discount on Austrian Airlines flights for Waves Vienna 2019

Book your flights to Waves Vienna 2019 online at www.austrian.com and save 15% on all applicable fares! To do so, simply enter the following code in the eVoucher field on the Austrian homepage booking engine: Code: WAVES19 Conditions: Booking period: now until September 29th, 2019 Valid for flights to Vienna and return as of September […]

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