For four days in October, the Waves Vienna Festival again promises a whole load of incredibly exciting music. In addition to the headliners, Waves is also an opportunity to discover new talents.
Following its premier last year, there will be another high-caliber music festival in the city when Waves Vienna takes place from October 4 to 7. The festival, with approximately 80 international acts from alternative to rock and from electronic to club music will be focused in the 2nd District, taking place at diverse locations from the Danube Canal to the Prater. Established clubs like Flex, Fluc and Pratersauna will be there, just as the Odeon Theater and the Dogenhof.
Headliner is the Swedish bank The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, that will be playing its last Austrian concert at Waves Vienna before their announced dissolution at the end of 2012. The popular bands The Wedding present and Gravenhurst will arrive from Great Britain. Ghostpoet, one of the most important representatives of the British spoken-word scene, will also be present at Waves Vienna, with gloomy songs inspired by dub and hip-hop. Gold Panda (UK) is one of the top acts from the electronic scene, as is Housse de Racket from France. Followers of bass music will once again be enthusiastic about the young Scot Rustie. Vinnie Who will bring a disco feeling from Denmark; the charismatic singer Dillon is sure to please the audience in Vienna as well.
The local music scene is represented among others by the electro-pop duo Bunny Lake, Mile Me Deaf, the singer Violetta Parisini, the eccentric duo Mussurunga (consisting of Didi Bruckmayr and Sigi Aigner, who already made a name for themselves with Fuckhead).
The motto of the festival is "East meets West" this year as well. The music program will highlight Poland and France, representing music from Eastern and Western Europe. The two countries are also the focus of the Waves Vienna Music Conference, which is part of the festival and will offer lectures, panels and workshops on October 4th and 5th.
Waves Vienna - Music Festival & Conference
October 4-7, 2012
Program, Tickets, Locations:
Clubschiff DDS Johann Strauss