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Conference Streaming Numbers 2021

This were the numbers of the people watching our Waves Festival Conference 2021 on Youtube. Click on the name of […]

Fanklub – The new platform for bands and fans

Fanklub is a new digital platform where bands, DJs and musicians* can communicate with their fans in the best possible […]

Yamaha Masterclass: Get Your Venue Ready For Livestreaming

Mixing Tips For Streaming With High Quality Sound As long as (bigger) audiences are not allowed inside clubs, streaming is […]

HD Austria prize game

From September 15, you’ll find hundreds of series, movies and documentaries in the HD Austria TV app! New ones will […]

Streaming Waves Festival Conference

Again this year we will stream most of the panel of the Waves Festival Conference on 9th and 10th of […]

QM&A On Stage Winners 2021

After a jury session with Anne Eck (Silvertree Records), Itta Francesca (Sofar Sounds Viena/mica – music austria), Kasun Jayatilaka (Waves […]

XA Nominees 2021

These are the nominees for the Export Award at Waves Festival 2021: Cloud Cloud Downers & Milk Earl Mobley Florence […]

Daily Festival Line-Ups

Waves Festival 2021 daily line-up: Day Tickets are available now.

Main Sponsor 2021: Jägermeister

We’re super happy to announce the winner of our raffle for the Main Sponsor of Waves Festival 2021: Jägermeister. The […]

Hotel Partner 2021: Wombat’s

We are very happy to be able to continue the cooperation with Wombat’s from 2020 this year! In the spirit […]

Hotel Partner 2021: Superbude

The newly opened Superbude in Vienna’s 2nd district completes our hotel partners for 2021. The Superbude is definitely the coolest […]

New artwork 2021

The Viennese agency 101 gave us a new CI for Waves Festival 2020. This year we continue the collaboration with […]

Feedback Listening Session Application

Five international delegates from the music industry provide professional and constructive feedback to your music. Please fill out this form […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Covid-19 Info

Following the current regulations of the official bodies, the following points must be observed at Waves Festival 2021: Admission is […]

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, […]

After Movie 2020

It was a very special edition of the Waves Festival this year due to the pandemic. But we made the […]

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 […]

Rewatch Waves Conference 2020

The streams of Waves Conference 2020 are now available to rewatch on our YouTube Channel. DAY 1 New ways of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conference Folder online

This year’s official Conference Folder with all the information from contents of the panels, timetables, showcases, speaker bios and much […]

Feedback Listening Sessions

You are playing in a band? You produced some songs? And you want a professional feedback on your music? Then […]

Speed Meeting Applications

From now on with a Waves Festival Conference Registration you are able to apply for the Speed Meetings on Thursday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conference Timetables online

The schedule for the Waves Festival Conference 2020 is complete and available here. We will continuously add the bios of […]

Public Viewing Tickets available

In our festival headquarters, the beautiful courtyard of the WUK, we will be setting up a public viewing area during […]

XA 2020 Nominierte

Alle Nominees 2020 werden jeweils ein 30 Minuten Set auf einem der Waves Streaming Channels spielen. Mehr Infos zum Line-Up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ukraine Speed Meeting

In the course of the Waves Festival 2020 Conference we’re setting up a speed meeting for participants from on of […]

Festival Setup 2020

Wir haben in den letzten Monaten eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten und Konzeptvarianten ausgearbeitet und durchgespielt – bis hin zu einer […]

Festival Setup 2020

In the last few months we have worked out and played through a multitude of possibilities and concept variations – […]

Conference Topics

The Waves Festival Conference is part of the Music Festival and offers lectures, panels and workshops. The subject-specific program is […]

Ticket exchange

Due to the Corona crisis, the Waves Festival 2020 will take place in a strongly changed form. More details here. […]

Waves 2020 – Update

Planning a festival in 2020: Which topics will concern us? What will be true and vital this autumn? What rules, […]

First Acts Waves 2020

We are super happy to present you the first 28 acts we gonna see on site or on screen of […]

Focus Countries 2020

“East meets West” is also the motto of the festival’s focus countries in 2020:  On the one hand, we are […]

Waves Conference 2020

The conference program addresses the challenges for the music industry triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. […]

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 […]

Corona Update

Dear lovely people, these are crazy times we live in and some of you may have asked themself if WAVES […]

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 […]

Conference Tickets available

Early Bird Music Conference tickets are available from now on. The Music Conference ticket covers all events of the Conference […]

Application open

The application for the 10th anniversary edition of Waves Vienna is open from now on. Just register for free on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU!

Last weekend Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference invited music lovers to discover 100 new acts and to take part […]

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 […]

Specials for Festivals Visitors

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

Introducing Israel

In 2016, Waves selected Israel (and Germany) as its focus country, showcasing many of Israel’s newest and edgiest musicians in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Timetables online

Besides our new Mobile App from woov we’ve put our timetable for all the festival shows online. You can browse […]

Waves Mobile App

We’re super happy to present you our brand new woov mobile app. The app features all the venues and shows […]

Conference Schedule online

The schedule for the Waves Vienna Conference, which is co-hosted by Music Austria and Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, is now online and […]

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 […]

Fourth and final announcement

It’s a wrap – we are more than happy to present our final line up: With these 21 new acts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First conference topics announced

In September 2019 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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) […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU

Last weekend Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference invited music lovers to discover 100 new acts and to take part […]

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 […]

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, […]

Waves Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

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 […]

Timetables and Mobile App online!

Get your calenderies and smartphones out – the timetables for Waves Vienna 2018 are finally online. Best way for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

After last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign – which of course was only possible thanks to your generous help and support […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Final announcements

We’re happy to announce the last addition to the Waves Vienna line up: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) […]

Final Announcements

Hier kommt der finale Schwung an neuen Acts für das Waves Vienna Festival 2017: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Announcement-Runde, die Fünfte!

Rechtzeitig zum Wochenende wird das Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 um 19 Acts erweitert: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April […]

We made it!

1000 Dank an alle Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer – mit ihrer Hilfe haben wird das Ziel unserer Crowdfunding-Kampagne erreicht und diese […]

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 […]

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 […]

Festival-Sekt von Szigeti

Wir freuen uns dass wir dieses Jahr einen offziellen Festival Sekt anbieten können. In Kooperation mit der Sektkellerei Szigeti aus […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

Die Vorbereitungen für das kommende Waves Vienna sind im vollen Gange. Wir durften bereits viele tolle Acts des LineUps verraten […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liebe Leute, DANKESCHÖN!!

Liebe Leute, Waves Vienna 2016 ist offiziell vorbei. Wir möchten uns bei euch für eure Unterstützung und euren Besuch bedanken! […]

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 […]

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, […]

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Conference Streaming Numbers 2021

This were the numbers of the people watching our Waves Festival Conference 2021 on Youtube. Click on the name of […]

Fanklub – The new platform for bands and fans

Fanklub is a new digital platform where bands, DJs and musicians* can communicate with their fans in the best possible […]

Yamaha Masterclass: Get Your Venue Ready For Livestreaming

Mixing Tips For Streaming With High Quality Sound As long as (bigger) audiences are not allowed inside clubs, streaming is […]

HD Austria prize game

From September 15, you’ll find hundreds of series, movies and documentaries in the HD Austria TV app! New ones will […]

Streaming Waves Festival Conference

Again this year we will stream most of the panel of the Waves Festival Conference on 9th and 10th of […]

QM&A On Stage Winners 2021

After a jury session with Anne Eck (Silvertree Records), Itta Francesca (Sofar Sounds Viena/mica – music austria), Kasun Jayatilaka (Waves […]

XA Nominees 2021

These are the nominees for the Export Award at Waves Festival 2021: Cloud Cloud Downers & Milk Earl Mobley Florence […]

Daily Festival Line-Ups

Waves Festival 2021 daily line-up: Day Tickets are available now.

Main Sponsor 2021: Jägermeister

We’re super happy to announce the winner of our raffle for the Main Sponsor of Waves Festival 2021: Jägermeister. The […]

Hotel Partner 2021: Wombat’s

We are very happy to be able to continue the cooperation with Wombat’s from 2020 this year! In the spirit […]

Hotel Partner 2021: Superbude

The newly opened Superbude in Vienna’s 2nd district completes our hotel partners for 2021. The Superbude is definitely the coolest […]

New artwork 2021

The Viennese agency 101 gave us a new CI for Waves Festival 2020. This year we continue the collaboration with […]

Feedback Listening Session Application

Five international delegates from the music industry provide professional and constructive feedback to your music. Please fill out this form […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Covid-19 Info

Following the current regulations of the official bodies, the following points must be observed at Waves Festival 2021: Admission is […]

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, […]

After Movie 2020

It was a very special edition of the Waves Festival this year due to the pandemic. But we made the […]

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 […]

Rewatch Waves Conference 2020

The streams of Waves Conference 2020 are now available to rewatch on our YouTube Channel. DAY 1 New ways of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conference Folder online

This year’s official Conference Folder with all the information from contents of the panels, timetables, showcases, speaker bios and much […]

Feedback Listening Sessions

You are playing in a band? You produced some songs? And you want a professional feedback on your music? Then […]

Speed Meeting Applications

From now on with a Waves Festival Conference Registration you are able to apply for the Speed Meetings on Thursday […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conference Timetables online

The schedule for the Waves Festival Conference 2020 is complete and available here. We will continuously add the bios of […]

Public Viewing Tickets available

In our festival headquarters, the beautiful courtyard of the WUK, we will be setting up a public viewing area during […]

XA 2020 Nominierte

Alle Nominees 2020 werden jeweils ein 30 Minuten Set auf einem der Waves Streaming Channels spielen. Mehr Infos zum Line-Up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ukraine Speed Meeting

In the course of the Waves Festival 2020 Conference we’re setting up a speed meeting for participants from on of […]

Festival Setup 2020

Wir haben in den letzten Monaten eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten und Konzeptvarianten ausgearbeitet und durchgespielt – bis hin zu einer […]

Festival Setup 2020

In the last few months we have worked out and played through a multitude of possibilities and concept variations – […]

Conference Topics

The Waves Festival Conference is part of the Music Festival and offers lectures, panels and workshops. The subject-specific program is […]

Ticket exchange

Due to the Corona crisis, the Waves Festival 2020 will take place in a strongly changed form. More details here. […]

Waves 2020 – Update

Planning a festival in 2020: Which topics will concern us? What will be true and vital this autumn? What rules, […]

First Acts Waves 2020

We are super happy to present you the first 28 acts we gonna see on site or on screen of […]

Focus Countries 2020

“East meets West” is also the motto of the festival’s focus countries in 2020:  On the one hand, we are […]

Waves Conference 2020

The conference program addresses the challenges for the music industry triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways. […]

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 […]

Corona Update

Dear lovely people, these are crazy times we live in and some of you may have asked themself if WAVES […]

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 […]

Conference Tickets available

Early Bird Music Conference tickets are available from now on. The Music Conference ticket covers all events of the Conference […]

Application open

The application for the 10th anniversary edition of Waves Vienna is open from now on. Just register for free on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU!

Last weekend Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference invited music lovers to discover 100 new acts and to take part […]

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 […]

Specials for Festivals Visitors

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

Introducing Israel

In 2016, Waves selected Israel (and Germany) as its focus country, showcasing many of Israel’s newest and edgiest musicians in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Timetables online

Besides our new Mobile App from woov we’ve put our timetable for all the festival shows online. You can browse […]

Waves Mobile App

We’re super happy to present you our brand new woov mobile app. The app features all the venues and shows […]

Conference Schedule online

The schedule for the Waves Vienna Conference, which is co-hosted by Music Austria and Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, is now online and […]

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 […]

Fourth and final announcement

It’s a wrap – we are more than happy to present our final line up: With these 21 new acts […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First conference topics announced

In September 2019 the Waves Vienna Music Conference, organized by Waves Vienna and Austrian Music Export, will take place for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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) […]

Waves Vienna says THANK YOU

Last weekend Waves Vienna Music Festival & Conference invited music lovers to discover 100 new acts and to take part […]

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 […]

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, […]

Waves Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

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 […]

Timetables and Mobile App online!

Get your calenderies and smartphones out – the timetables for Waves Vienna 2018 are finally online. Best way for you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

After last year’s successful crowdfunding campaign – which of course was only possible thanks to your generous help and support […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Offers

With your Waves Vienna Festival wristband you get lots of specials and discounts at shops and restaurants around the Festival […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Final announcements

We’re happy to announce the last addition to the Waves Vienna line up: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid (CZ) […]

Final Announcements

Hier kommt der finale Schwung an neuen Acts für das Waves Vienna Festival 2017: Anger (AT) Annika (AT) Aid Kid […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Announcement-Runde, die Fünfte!

Rechtzeitig zum Wochenende wird das Line Up des Waves Vienna 2017 um 19 Acts erweitert: Aliocha (CA) Almeeva (FR) April […]

We made it!

1000 Dank an alle Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer – mit ihrer Hilfe haben wird das Ziel unserer Crowdfunding-Kampagne erreicht und diese […]

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 […]

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 […]

Festival-Sekt von Szigeti

Wir freuen uns dass wir dieses Jahr einen offziellen Festival Sekt anbieten können. In Kooperation mit der Sektkellerei Szigeti aus […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Waves Vienna goes Crowdfunding

Die Vorbereitungen für das kommende Waves Vienna sind im vollen Gange. Wir durften bereits viele tolle Acts des LineUps verraten […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Liebe Leute, DANKESCHÖN!!

Liebe Leute, Waves Vienna 2016 ist offiziell vorbei. Wir möchten uns bei euch für eure Unterstützung und euren Besuch bedanken! […]

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 […]

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, […]

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