Okay, so I passed my exam (which has been the reason why it’s been a bit quiet around here for the past few days) and obviously I’m back on track blogging again, but I’m not going into specifics here as there’s something far more important to write about: Waves Vienna is just one day away from providing the city with the most exciting music by emerging artists from all over the world for another four days.
A decentralized festival with its venues and concerts spread over the city map (all within walking distance, though), an accompanying music conference with speaker panels hosted by international industry professionals, screenings of movies and football matches – Waves Vienna hasn’t been an ordinary festival at its baptism by fire in 2011, and still can’t be described as one a year later. Thank god.
Dillon, Rustie, Ghostpoet, Kavinsky, The Wedding Present, Gold Panda, Housse De Racket, Pantha Du Prince, just to name a few – the line up reads like a who’s who in extraordinary alternative music. As for the conferences, topics such as DIY labels, copyrights, ticketing systems and digital music marketing will be covered by industry pros, label executives, artists and bloggers – read all about it here. Over the next few days I’ll be blogging regularly about the concerts and conferences I’ve visited, so stay tuned for more!
On a side note, Bunny Lake will be playing their last show ever on Saturday at Waves Festival. The reason why I’m telling you this is not only because they were one of the first bands that made me jump across the gap from pop to electronic music, but also because this blog is named after one of their songs. Saturday, Fluc Wanne, midnight – last chance ever to see these guys live in concert.