Under the motto "East meets West", the club and showcase festival Waves Festival brings together new talents and well-known faces and voices from Eastern and Western Europe since its first edition in 2011.
Waves Festival offers a very dense international program between Alternative, Electronic, Indie Pop, Rock and Club, with a main focus on Eastern European music. It sees itself a network turntable for music and culture and works continuously on buliding a bridge between East and West.
WAVES VIENNA 2022
08-10 September, Vienna (AUT)
More than 100 up-and-coming international bands were playing the 11 festival stages during the three days of Waves. For its 12th edition, around 800 music professionals followed Wave’s call to Vienna’s WUK, many of them from Eastern Europe. The Austrian pop music festival dedicated a special focus in the conference programme to the topics diversity and ecological and social sustainability in the music business.
Swiss live perfomances were provided by PRIYA RAGU from St Gallen, the Zurich based rock band BATBAIT and the Appenzell songwriter BENJAMIN ARNARU. ANNA ERHARD from Chur was happy to present her new album to the Waves audience not only on the occasion of her Saturday night showcase, but also during the Swiss Business Mixer on Friday afternoon. The traditional Swiss networking event was hosted by Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA.