Womex 2018

Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 24-28 October 2018

Together with open source network World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is representing Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX.

Womex is an international networking platform for the world music industry. This annual five-day event will take place in Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Spain, from 24 – 28 October, 2018. Womex – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival. Over 2,600 professionals including 300 performing artists come together every October from more than 90 countries, making Womex not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide.

7 stages, 700+ exhibiting companies, 80 speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights. Since 1994 WOMEX has been travelling all across Europe from Berlin (1994), via Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Berlin (1999 + 2000), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002 + 2004), Newcastle (2005), Sevilla (2003 + 2006 - 2008), Copenhagen (2009-2011), Thessaloniki (2012) to Cardiff (2013), Budapest (2015), Santiago de Compostela (2014 + 2016) and Katowice (2017).

The 24th edition of Womex will take place in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, from Wednesday, 24 to Sunday, 28 October 2018. Local hosts and partners for WOMEX 18 are Mirmidón and Nordesía.

Call for proposals: Deadline 16 March 2018
Registration and stand booking will open in Spring 2018

Dutch Reception at Womex 2017. Photo: Eric van Nieuwland