Waves Vienna 2021

After last year’s simpler streaming festival, this year the Waves Vienna took place again at WUK from September 9th to 11th, focusing on the Danube region, both during the daytime conference and in the evening program. With around 100 acts, the Vienna Waves once again offered a successful potpourri of different genres, with something for every taste. And so, in 2021 you could let yourself drift from location to location once more and get to know new, different, and extraordinary musicians at Waves Vienna.

On the first day the Fanklub Team were also on site and tried to absorb as much as possible of Austria’s biggest Showcase Festival. Our day began relatively early with the first panel, where Andreas Jantsch presented Fanklub itself. After networking, press meetings and interviews, we started the evening program with the wonderful PIPPA in a full Clash. Cozy atmosphere, a few beers and good music, what more could you want?

Afterwards we went over to the Fanklub stage in the Krypta to see Ro Bergman. A couple minutes away from WUK, but definitely worth the trip, the Canisiuskirche was used for the first time as a location, with both the church itself and the Krypta providing impressive backdrops. Without beer, equipped with a mask, but with a magnificent background you could hear some old songs from Ro Bergman as well as some of the new ones from his EP “HI-Lo”. Back to WUK, to WUK Beisl to be precise, to Mariybu: In addition to older songs and new songs from her recently released EP “Bitchtalk”, the audience was even able to hear the previously unreleased song “Crush”.

And because of course no path is too far for good music, it was time to return to the crypt, to Faux Real and Sparkling. We let the day end comfortably in the courtyard of the Canisiuskirche with a beer in hand and the one or the other new song we had heard firmly anchored in our minds.