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Ticketmaster signs Waves Vienna

Ticketmaster has added Waves Vienna, the Austrian conference and showcase festival, to its roster of industry events.

The company is now the lead ticket agent for Norway’s by:Larm, the UK’s the Great Escape and the Netherlands’ Eurosonic Noorderslag, and also tickets Wide Days in Scotland.

“We’re happy to welcome Vienna’s first music showcase festival, Waves, to the family,” says Jon West, Ticketmaster artist services marketing director.

“The magic of these events is their dual nature – the music right alongside the conference”

“We’ve been supporting important showcase festivals like the Great Escape, Eurosonic, by:Larm and more for many years now. We get a big kick out of supporting and spotlighting new artists, and festivals like Waves help us do exactly that.

“The magic of these events is their dual nature – the music right alongside the conference – and we have the technology and experience to handle both.”

 


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Waves Vienna saved by crowdfunding lifeline

Waves Vienna, the Austrian showcase festival and conference whose future looked uncertain last month after a major 2016 sponsor pulled out, has plugged its budget black hole by raising over €18,000 on crowdfunding site wemakeit.

Sixty-four backers have so far pledged €18,020 (of a goal of €18,000) to ensure the event will go ahead as planned. Writing on its Facebook page, Waves – promoted by Verein Wien macht Kultur and Comrades in association with Music Information Center Austria (MICA) – thanked, “from the bottom of [our] heart, all the supporters of our crowdfunding campaign. We did it!”

The event will take place across seven venues in Vienna from 29 September to 1 October. American band We are Scientists (pictured), the UK’s Gold Panda and German electro-pop act Stabil Elite are among the acts performing.

 


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