3 Oct 2013
6 Oct 2013
Coma Stereo, Ian Green, It's Everyone Else, Kill Kenny, Milk Drinkers, New Wave Syria, N'toko, Toronto Drug Bust and Werefox. Presentation of Slovenia as a guest country was organised by SIGIC, Slovene Music Information Centre in cooperation with the Slovenian Music Week, and Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA) (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna),
at the Waves Vienna Music Showcase Festival and Conference
In the course of the Slovenian Music Week there are workshops, lectures and discussions set up, elaborating on subjects such as publishing trends, music journalism, copyrights, PR strategies and other similar topics of interest for its general and specialised public. Gathering a multitude of music scene protagonists, the festival also aims to generate an atmosphere for socialising, communicating knowledge and establishing contacts, thus positively integrating the creative forces within the scene.
The second aspect of the festival are the concerts. In the months preceding the festival, there is a public call made for musicians to apply, presenting a selection of their work to the expert international committee. This committee chooses a selection of artists who first perform at the festival, but then also gain an opportunity to play on the festivals of partner organisations (whose representatives actually form the committee) and also get extensive media coverage and promotion in the media of the festival hosting countries.
In 2012, these festivals are Waves Vienna (Vienna, AT), Sziget Festival (Óbuda Island, Budapest, HU), Exit Festival (Novi Sad, RS) and Terraneo festival (Šibenik, HR). They have selected the Slovene bands London, Toronto Drug Bust, and Dandelion Children.