Under the motto "East meets West", the club and showcase festival WAVES VIENNA brings together new talents and well-known faces and voices from Eastern and Western Europe since its first edition in 2011.
WAVES VIENNA 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.
Hybrid Waves Festival 2020
The 2020 Waves Festival was held in a mixed form: live on site with a limited number of visitors and by live stream on the Internet. Unfortunately without the Swiss Business Mixer...
The COVID-19 pandemic not only caused cancellations, but also innovation: the Waves Vienna Festival transformed this year's programme into a hybrid format:
On 11 and 12 September 2020, the panels and presentations of the conference part were held live on site in a new location at the SAE Vienna and with a limited number of participants (maximum 100 people at a time), and at the same time per live stream over the Internet free of charge.
The festival part's music programme was streamed online and partially shown as public viewing on site. For this, pay-as-you-wish tickets were availbe.
Due to the corona virus-related restrictions, the Swiss networking event Swiss Business Mixer by Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA could not take place this year. And as the conference part was free of charge, there were no discount codes for Swiss participants.