Waves 2023 – XA Award nominees announced

XA Award nominees collage

FM4, Austrian Music Export, and Waves Vienna are proud to announce the nominees for this year’s XA Export Award.

Since 2017, in preparation for the Waves Vienna Festival, Radio FM4, Austrian Music Export, and the festival get together to nominate up-and-coming Austrian acts for the XA Export Award, with the aim of supporting Austrian artists in launching an international career. The nominees will perform during the festival – on Thursday and Friday, September 7th and 8th – and a five-member international jury will select the best performance.

The winner will receive a cash prize of €3,500 (donated by SKE / AustroMechana) and €5,000 in travel support from BMKÖS (the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports), as well as support in the form of media coverage and performance opportunities at showcases and festivals from FM4, Austrian Music Export, and Waves Vienna.

And now, without further ado…

The Nominees

Photo of Bon Jour

Bon Jour
Concert: Metropol
Thursday, Sept. 7, 7:45 – 8:30pm

Photo (c) Bon Jour

Photo of Cousines Like Shit (c) Clara Maria Fickl

Cousines Like Shit

Concert: Metropol
Thursday, Sept. 7, 9 – 9:45pm

Photo (c) Clara Maria Fickl

Photo of Endless Wellness (c) Rea von Vic

Endless Wellness
Concert: B72
Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:45 – 10:30pm

Photo (c) Rea von Vic

Another Vision
Concert: Coco
Thu./Fri., Sept. 7/8, 12:15 – 12:45am

Photo (c) Gabriel Hyden

Photo of Bex (c) Marko Mestrovic

Concert: The Loft (Main Floor)
Friday, Sept. 8, 8:15 – 9pm

Photo (c) Marko Mestrovic

Photo of Rian (c) @slomo_sounds

Concert: Metropol
Friday, Sept. 8, 10:15 – 11:00pm

Photo (c) @slomo_sounds

Wondering what they sound like? We got you – check out the playlist!

Video playlist: XA Export Award nominees 2023