Absolutely cool news that Waves our ever-evolving event now includes as part of a unique EU project UpBeat ; showcases featuring emerging ‘world music’ artists from around Europe: Really? well yes! Be prepared to be blown away by the range of music and experience that definition includes. Its far more than you might think covering elements of electronica / tradition / dance / songwriter and much more. Sheer quality, new vibes, new sonic adventures and experiences here at Waves: get ready !
We’ll be releasing news of the first tranche of artists very soon so stay connected.
The Waves Festival and the entire team stand for appreciation, diversity and respect. We would like to put diversity in the spotlight during the festival. For us, diversity is the conscious handling of diversity in society. We understand it as an organizational as well as socio-political concept that propagates an appreciative, conscious and respectful approach to diversity and individuality and equality.
The reduction of discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunities are the central goals. The core dimensions of diversity, which represent the variety of people, are usually considered to be: Age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation and physical and mental condition.
We assume that you as a visitor, artist, partner, sponsor, subcontractor or supplier of the Waves Festival, like ourselves, are committed to this:
Respect and value diversity and individuality.
Promote inclusion, both in terms of personal qualities and professional skills.
Treat others with sensitivity, courtesy, respect and team spirit.
Actively oppose discrimination of any kind.
Avoid crossing boundaries by practicing restraint and being aware that statements or actions may be perceived as offensive or hurtful even if they are not intended to be.
Refrain from condescending and disrespectful statements or actions, especially those related to gender, age, religion, creed, nationality, culture, ethnicity or ancestry, sexual orientation, social origin, disability or family situation.
We have a zero tolerance policy regarding discrimination and assault! If you feel uncomfortable, experience or observe discrimination during the festival, please contact our awareness team or the nearest Waves team member!
Our awareness team will be out and about at the festival on all three days and will be clearly visible and recognizable.
We are happy to present the latest additions to the line-up. New to the line-up are Superorganism (UK), Dylan Cartlidge (UK), Francis on my Mind (RO) presented by Universal Music and Karolina Beranova (CZ). With this we are complete for 2022.
We are very proud to present this year’s nominees for the XA – Export Award 2022. The six domestic artists are: Berglind, Bibiza, Farce, Lisa Pac, Oskar Haag and W1ZE.
Each act will play a 45 minute set at the Waves Festival and international jurors from a pool of booking agents, festival promoters, journalists and label operators will choose the best performance.
The winner of the XA will receive 3,500 euros and the promise of support from Austrian Music Export, FM4 and Waves Festival for the following year and to perform at partner festivals and showcases and will also be nominated as a Focus Act within the framework of Austrian Music Export by the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport and receive travel support in the amount of 5,000 euros for international performances.
Almost done! Here are 25 more acts for Waves Festival 2022:
Another Vision (AT) Böbe (HU) Celia May (DE) @ Fanklub Stage Disappeared Completely (UA) Donkey Kid (DE) Elena Steri (DE) Kahlenberg X Anna Mabo (AT) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Karin Ann (SK) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Kurs Valüt (UA) Laundromat Chicks (AT) Lil Julez (AT) Lisa Pac (AT) @ Warner Music Night Michael Moravek (DE) @ Fanklub Stage Mike Edel (CA) Moncrieff (IE) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Musspell (HU) Olgas Boris (AT) @ Fanklub Stage Paula Carolina (DE) @ Wombeats Philine Sonny (DE) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Priya Ragu (CH) @ Warner Music Night Ragapop (UA)Toyota Vangelis (CZ) UTO (FR) Wilhelmine (DE) @ Warner Music Night YATWA (AT) @ Fanklub Stage
From September 8th – 10th, 2022, the WAVES FESTIVAL CONFERENCE, organized by Waves Vienna, mica – music austria and Austrian Music Export, presented by Wirtschaftsagentur Wien will take place for the 12th time, with national and international music and media experts, pioneers and activists, label owners, bookers and musicians will meet in person for lectures, discussions and networking events. Once again, the Waves Festival Conference will not only happen on site, at and around WUK, but will be streamed online, as well. This year, the festival and conference aims to deal with the topic of “Micro Activism” as part of the general focus on diversity. Scroll down to discover all of the exciting panels, pop-ups and sessions you can take part of at the conference!
FOUNDING IDEA & “EAST MEETS WEST”
The Waves Festival & Conference will take place for the 12th time in 2022. It sees itself as a festival of discovery and aims to bring exciting musicians and their works from all over the world to the city.
The initial founding idea of the festival was to create a platform or structure under the motto “East meets West”, through which initiatives of the music scene from Eastern and Western Europe can exchange ideas.
In Vienna, in the heart of Europe, Waves Vienna positioned itself in 2011 as a networking hub for the music scenes and has been working continuously on building bridges between East and West ever since. The basis for a successful cooperation, in which discussions take place, the respective state of knowledge is examined in workshops and, last but not least, horizons are broadened, has been laid; the establishment of a sustainable future perspective is the goal.
NEW FOCUS FOR FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
In addition to the orientation as a hub between Eastern and Western Europe, which is deeply inscribed in the DNA of Waves, the festival will also deal with socio-political topics and problems from 2022. Every year, individual aspects or areas from the comprehensive field of diversity, the conscious handling of diversity in society at all levels, will serve as a thematic focus within the festival and the conference. This year we want to deal with Micro Activism as part of the general theme of diversity.
We understand diversity as an organisational and socio-political concept that propagates an appreciative, conscious and respectful approach to diversity and individuality.
With our focus, we want to contribute to the reduction of discrimination and the promotion of equal opportunities and represent the diversity of people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social background, appearance or sexual orientation, both in the festival and at the conference.
We want to try to recognise people’s diverse achievements and experiences and to understand and use them as potential.
In order to be able to comprehend and depict the extensive field of diversity on as many levels as possible, we want to dedicate ourselves to a sub-theme each year that communicates with the overall theme.
THURSDAY SEP. 8, 2022
10.00-11.00 PARENTHOOD IN MUSIC HOSTED BY MEWEM @ WUK CONFERENCE ROOM 2
Alice Low (UK) Another Vision (AT) Berglind (AT) Bipolar Feminin (AT) Boy With Apple (SE) Christl (AT) Doppelfinger (AT) Farce (AT) Kahlenberg x Anna Mabo (AT) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Karin Ann (SK) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Kids Return (FR) Lil Julez (AT) Lisa Pac (AT) @ Warner Music Night Liz Metta (AT) Low Island (UK) Mike Edel (CA) MinimalSchlager (DE) Monako (DE) Moncrieff (IE) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Motherhood (CA) Musspell (HU) Philine Sonny (DE) @ Goodlive Artists X Ticketmaster New Music Priya Ragu (CH) @ Warner Music Night Sassy 009 (NO) The Haunted Youth (BE) Umme Block (DE) Wallners (AT) presented by Universal Music Wilhelmine (DE) @ Warner Music Night Yves Jarvis (CA)
FRIDAY 9. Sep. 2022
3:rma (SI) Aili (BE) Amelie Tobien (AT) @ Assim Live Acoustic Night Arai (AT) @ Mom I Made It Night Batbait (CH) Benjamin Amaru (CH) Böbe (HU) Bryan‘s Magic Tears (FR) Disappeared Completely (UA) Donkey Kid (DE) EdwardHunt (DE) Elena Steri (DE) Elsa (AT) @ Assim Live Acoustic Night Ennio (DE) Florence Besch (DE) Francis on my Mind (RO) Karolina Beranova (CZ) Kitana (AT) @ Mom I Made It Night Kurs Valüt (UA) Naima Bock (UK) Nalan (DE) Nosi (AT) nothhingspecial (DE) Nuha Ruby Ra (UK) Oskar Haag (AT) Paula Carolina (DE) Ragapop (UA) Romc (AT) @ Assim Live Acoustic Night Salò (AT) @ Mom I Made It Night Spiral Mind (SI) The Psychotic Monks (FR) UTO (FR) Vanille (CA) Zack Zack Zack (AT)
SATURDAY 10. Sep. 2022
a/lpaca (IT) AEIOU (LI) Alexandra Alden (MT) Anna Erhard (CH) BEACHPEOPLE (DE) Bibiza (AT) Celia May (DE) @ Fanklub Stage Christin Nichols (DE) Dylan Cartlidge (UK) Finley Quaye (UK) Fran Vasilić (HR) Girli (UK) Joko (FR) Laundromat Chicks (AT) Lawn Chair (DE) Levin Goes Lightly (DE) Love A.M. (AT) Michael Moravek (DE) @ Fanklub Stage Nelavie (AT) Old Mrs. Bates (AT) Olgas Boris (AT) @ Fanklub Stage Palffi (AT) Plattenbau (DE) Pyra (TH) Sahareya (SI) Shitney Beers (DE) Skaar (NO) Superorganism (UK) The Hanged Man (SE) Toyota Vangelis (CZ) Ultraflex (IS) W1ZE (AT) YATWA (AT) @ Fanklub Stage