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

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]