Waves’ motto is „East meets West“; numerous international alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts will be performing around Vienna’s 9th district. Additionally local artists and sophisticated musicians from Eastern Europe form an essential part of the festival’s programme.
Every year, Waves Festival welcomes two countries as special guests. True to the motto “East Meets West” on focus country represents East and another West. There will be a focus on acts from these countries in the live programme while the Waves Festival Conference will devotes a part of its programme to the respective music markets and scenes of these two countries.