Waves Vienna

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Waves Vienna is a club showcase festival in Austria, taking place in the area's most significant clubs, the event merges unique locations with beautiful public spaces. There is also a conference featuring lectures, panels and workshops.

Rumours

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Lineup

For 2012, the motto is "East meets West" with a focus on Polish and French acts together.The conference will also pay attention to programme about the markets in these areas.

The confirmed venues for this year are Flex, Clubschiff, Badeschiff, Odeon, Red Bull Brandwagen, Café Dogenhof, Fluc, Fluc Wanne, Pratersauna, Heineken Music Train (tramway of Wiener Linien) and many more.

The full music line-up can be viewed here.

In regards to the conference, over 35 keynotes, panels, and workshops take place, with three rooms in use at the conference hotels Stefanie and City Central for that purpose.

Vibe

The event mixes international alternative, electronics, club and rocks acts, as well as supporting artists from Eastern Europe. Many have described the event as having a great hustle and bustle feel to it, with much respect given to the broad lineup set in unforgettable surroundings.

"The first edition of WAVES VIENNA was a pertinent reminder that there is a music industry in central and eastern Europe which rarely gets talked about. The entire region needs a professionally organized music conference and festival, and a platform where local musicians can showcase their talent. WAVES VIENNA clearly fulfills this mandate, and I very much look forward to returning to next year’s event" Mirko Whitfield (SXSW, Austin, Texas, US)

Clubs and other entertainment

The main clubs that make up the event are Flex, Badeschiff, Fluc and Pratersauna.The following venues make up Waves Vienna:

  • Badeschiff - docked at Danube Canal, the cargo hold becomes a venue at night
  • Flex - regarded as the instituion of the Viennese club culture, know for it's sound system regarded as the best in Europe.
  • Jack Daniels Stage Fluc - located in an old canteen and former pedestrian subway
  • Eristoff Pratersauna - The architectural heritage of the 1960s remixed with a modern design
  • FM4 Riverboat @ Clubschiff - another party ship located at the Danube Canal.
  • MS Schlögen - one of the bigger ships being used as a concert venue.
  • Opel Mokka Stage Odeon - the hall structure of the once grand Getreidebörse although destroyed by a fire, the historical monument has been restored and adapted into a venue.
  • Café Dogenhof - The epitomeVenetian palazzo splendour and Viennese coffeehouse culture
  • Red Bull Brandwagen Probably the most beautiful tour bus in the world which turns into an open-air stage in next to no time.
  • Heineken Music Train - A tramway of the Vienna Public Transport will be transformed into the Heineken Music Train during the festival.
  • Hotel City Central - a tradition-rich building a big part of the Waves Music Conference will take place.
  • Hotel Stefanie - another conference venue, glorious with over 400 years oh istory behind it.
  • Gartenbaukino - The official opening ceremony of Waves Vienna 2012 will be held here.

Tickets

Tickets are split into the following categories and cost the following (Don't forget to check out Festicket package for Waves Vienna, which includes tickets and accommodation, along with many other perks)

  • Full Music Conference Pass 80 EUROS
  • Day Music Conference Pass 50 EUROS
  • Festival Pass 52 EUROS
  • Selected Day Festival Pass 26 EUROS
  • Music Pro Pass 120 EUROS

VIP

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Children

This event is not suitable for family and children.

Disability Access

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Weather

Maximum temperatures hit around 14C with lows of 7C.

Local Information

Vienna is a massive city with several districts, with so much historical and cultural hotspots to visit it's worth printing out a list. Alternatively the Vienna tourist board are on hand at the arrivals area at the airport.

The main language is German, and while many in business speak English, it's not as universally speaken as other European countries.

Travel

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Accommodation

There are plenty of local places to stay. As mentioned earlier it's worth checking out the fantastic ticket and accommodation ticket that can be purchased from Festicket

What to wear

While it won't be winter weather, it's good to dress for mild temperatures, but bare in mind it can get quite windy in Vienna.

Camping

This is a no camping event.

Site Information

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Food and drink

Of the main things to try in Vienna, October has many Wine Harvest event, as certain areas are full of beautiful ripe grapes.

Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

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Trivia

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Past lineups

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