Showcase Festival

Call for Proposals is now open! Calling all worldwide musicians, DJs and producers…

Come perform in front of one of the largest audiences of global music professionals. Get more information and submit your proposal by Friday, 16 March 2018 via our proposal site. Apply now and catch the Early Bird Rate for showcase proposals.


What is the WOMEX Showcase Festival?

Celebrating creativity and diversity, from ground-breaking new talents to established maestros, from innovation to tradition, and from acoustic to electronic. The WOMEX Showcase Festival spotlights more than 60 acts from around the globe every year.

Each year, WOMEX assembles a broad selection of artists. The Jury-selected acts play in front of one of the largest audiences anywhere of dedicated international concert and festival bookers, tour promoters and venues, labels, distributors, journalists and industry professionals – everyone you need to help launch, re-launch, sustain and expand your career.

Gato Preto at WOMEX 17, by Jacob Crawfurd

The WOMEX 17 Showcase was comprised of:

To find the full line-ups of the WOMEX Showcase programmes over the past 23 editions, see the WOMEX Showcase Archive.

The WOMEX Showcase programme is created based on an annual call for proposals inviting artists and their representatives to apply to bring their music to the WOMEX stage. The final programme will then be chosen by our independent, international jury: the Seven Samurai. Five of them will select the showcases, our dedicated Club Summit curator (in 2018 Georg Milz of Outhere Records) will select the Club Summit showcases together with the WOMEX team.


Photos: Gato Preto at WOMEX 17, by Jacob Crawfurd.


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