Once again Vienna’s musical landscape has become richer in variety: Waves Vienna is about to take place for the first time in and around the second district next week, establishing not only an incredibly versatile decentralised music festival but also an accompanying conference with panels hosted by both local and international industry professionals. Featuring a remarkable amount of bands from countries such as Slovakia, Latvia and the Czech Republic, the main focus clearly lies on integrating Eastern Europe’s musical world (which still treasures lots of undiscovered secrets)Â and connecting it tightly to its counterpart from Western Europe – also a key issue of the conference, having topics such as â€œEastern European Marketsâ€ or â€œMusic Export Structuresâ€ on its agenda.
On that occasion (and now it’s getting really interesting for you all) I’m giving away 5 x 2 weekend passes (Thursday – Saturday; worth 54â‚¬ each) for the festival!Â To get your hands on these tickets just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: WAVES) before Monday September 26, 8pm CET – please make sure to include your full name for the guestlist. The winners will be notified by Tuesday afternoon, any recourse to courts of law is excluded. Good luck, see you there!