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 already established acts like UK indie rock band The Go! Team or Swedish artist Neneh Cherry were part of Waves’ line up. Neneh Cherry presented her new album that is going to be released in autumn and is produced by Massive Attack’s Four Tet and 3D. The Portuguese composer Rodrigo Leao impressed the audience not only with his distinguished band but also with a new stage show. WWWater from Belgium with Soulwax Drummer Steve Slingeneyer made the crowd dance in a fashion school.
Fesitval director Thomas Heher: „We feel that we have a strong and significant standing in the Austrian and international festival landscape.“ Numerous festival visitors came from abroad – from this year’s focus countries Portugal and Slovakia, from the UK, from Switzerland, Ukraine or the US.