Waves Vienna is the city’s first club- and showcase festival. In autumn Vienna’s most significant clubs, unique off-locations, and the public space will merge into the site of the Waves Vienna Festival where numerous international alternative, electronic, rock, and club acts perform around Vienna’s 9th district. Local artists and sophisticated musicians from all over Europe form an essential part of the festival’s program. Every year, Waves Vienna welcomes two countries as special guests. True to the motto “East Meets West”, there is a focus on acts from these countries in the music program as well as the conference program.