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 […]