On Air Fest is advancing
the culture of audio.

We bring together an expansive range of emerging and established voices to explore the creative possibilities of sound.

On Air Fest has evolved into the premier cultural event for audio creatives and inspired listeners. For six years, our flagship festival in Brooklyn has taken place every winter at Wythe Hotel and featured over 100 artists who bring forward innovative ideas and present new work.

Throughout the year, On Air Fest produces a range of cultural programming, from annex events, to our residency program, creative collaborations to a newsletter and podcasts. On Air Fest carves a place for artists and storytellers who are defining this moment in audio.


We believe that inspiration comes from all sorts of places and there is so much we can learn from each other. This is why we program a multi-disciplinary roster of thinkers and creators across Wythe Hotel. On Air Fest is a powerful networking and learning opportunity built for people invested in the future of audio:

- Creative Audio Professionals
- Artists
- Musicians
- Multimedia storytellers
- Podcast Industry Insiders
- Listeners and Fans

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Experience a collection of conversations and stories from luminaries in the podcast space and beyond. Recorded live at On Air Fest.

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If you're passionate about storytelling and creativity in sound, we'd love to work with you. Send us an email with your availability, experience with volunteering, customer service and events, and what you’re listening to right now.

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We'd love to hear your ideas. Include information about the concept, who is involved (and if you’ve pitched/confirmed these folks already), and any technical requirements of your proposed interview, performance, installation or big idea.

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In the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Wythe Hotel is an independent hotel focused on culture and community. We're happy to be hosted in such a warm and beautiful environment. The luxurious hospitality is equally matched by the encouraging staff support of creativity.

We are pleased to offer all ticket holders a 20% discount for their stay at the Wythe Hotel during the weekend of the festival, with the promotional code:



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How do I get to Wythe Hotel?

Wythe Hotel is located in the cultural center of Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 80 Wythe Ave, corner of N 11th Street. It's easily accessible near the Bedford L and Nassau G subway stops.

What does my ticket include?

If you purchased a two-day festival pass, your ticket gets you admission to both days of programming, Friday and Saturday February 25-26.

Single day passes are also available and sold separately for Friday and Saturday.

Virtual two-day passes includes programming on our virtual event platform and access to the post-event archive. This is a separate schedule from the programming taking place in the Main Hall at Wythe.

We are pleased to offer all ticket holders a 20% discount to stays at the Wythe Hotel during the festival with the promotional code, ONAIRFEST2022.

What does the 2022 Virtual Ticket include?

The 2022 Virtual Ticket will include access to our 2022 Virtual Event Platform. On Friday and Saturday, this stage (*separate from the on-site Main Hall programming at Wythe Hotel*) will present dedicated programming, including the taping of the Jane Goodall Hopecast. Programs will be made available live during the event, the recordings of the live sessions remaining available for ticket holders to rewatch after the event has concluded.

More details on the Virtual Stage lineup to be announced soon with our upcoming schedule reveal.

(*Please note: ticket holders attending in-person at the Wythe Hotel will also have access to all Virtual Stage content, both on-site and through the archive after the event.)

Are there refunds or exchanges for tickets?

Refunds are not permitted, but you can transfer your registration to a friend by letting us know at hello@onairfestival.com. Please include both your full name, as well as the full name and email address of the new attendee in your message.

Are you hiring?

We are currently seeking a freelance Social Media Manager. Click here for details.

Can I sponsor the fest?

Email hello@onairfestival.com to inquire about sponsorship

My question wasn’t answered here, how can I reach you?

Drop us a line at hello@onairfestival.com

Do you record or livestream the festival?

We record audio of all On Air Fest sessions and publish select conversations.

What is On Air Fest's plan for COVID-19?

See our COVID-19 policies outlined here.