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XA – Export Award

The award was initiated by Waves Festival in 2017 and is a cooperation between mica – music austria, Austrian Music Export, Austro Mechana/SKE Fonds, Radio FM4 and Waves Festival.

The aim is to support Austrian artists at an early stage of their career and help them after establishing a national basis to make the step out of Austria to an international level.

From 2019 on several acts from the long list of Austrian artists performing at the Waves Festival are selected by a jury of experts to be nominees of the XA.

In addition, the winner will be nominated by the Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport as a Focus Act within the framework of Austrian Music Export and will be given the opportunity to receive travel cost support for international performances.

International and national promoters, bookers and music journalists are invited to Waves Festival and will judge the performance of the nominees during the festival in Vienna.

The winner of the XA receives 3.500 Euro as well as the promise of support from Austrian Music Export, FM4 and Waves Festival for the following year, including integration at partner-festivals and showcases.

XA Nominees 2020

Alicia Edelweiss
Crush
Farce
Flut
Lou Asril
Lulu Schmidt
Mynth
Oska (Winners 2020)

XA Nominees 2019

Keke
Good Wilson
Bernhard Eder
Anger (Winners 2019)
Elis Noa
Soia
Sketches On Duality

XA Nominees 2018

Dives (Winners 2018)
Viech
Kids N Cats
Dramas
Pressyes
Mickey
Like Elephants
Thirsty Eyes
Please Madame

XA Nominees 2017

Naked Cameo
Gospel Dating Service
Little Big Sea
At Pavillon
Ant Antic
Wandl
Tents
Cari Cari (Winners 2017)
Lea Santee
Nihils

XA Nominees 2020

XA Nominees 2019

XA Nominees 2018

XA Nominees 2017

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