• 25-29 OCT 2023
  • A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

In October 2023, WOMEX will make its debut in A Coruña, Spain. Together with WOMEX's parent company Piranha Arts, WOMEX 23 will be realised with Nordesía as the main local partner.

For travel and venue information, please see here.
The Call for Proposals for the Showcase Concerts, Conference and Film programmes, inviting artists, speakers and filmmakers is now closed. Each year, our international, independent jury, the Seven Samurai, review each proposal and from them select the official WOMEX programme. Please subscribe for our newsletter to stay up to date.

Please note that WOMEX is unable to cover any fees, travel expenses or other costs. Please consider the financing of your trip to WOMEX in A Coruña carefully and what support or funding you have. Possible sources for funding in your case might be:

  • National Music Export Offices
  • Foundations of Collecting Societies
  • National Cultural Institutes

Here you can find useful information on MIP (Mobility Information Points) compiled by On the Move. Check also On the Move's recent Music Mobility Funding Guide - Focus on Europe, which provides an overview of the funding bodies and programmes that support the international mobility of music artists (authors, composers, musicians, bands, orchestras) and other music professionals travelling from and/or to European countries.

Please note that WOMEX is not responsible for the content. In case of interest please contact the specific MIP of your country or area independently. More information here.

The registration for WOMEX 23 in A Coruña is open! Register here

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Journalists play a vital role in the dissemination of music and in keeping the important discourse on this art form alive. WOMEX acknowledges this by offering a reduced rate to media professionals, subject to approval.

If you are a delegate who will attend WOMEX first and foremost in your role as a journalist or as a professional involved in the editorial work of a music media company, you are invited to register for our special Media Rate. Simply complete the delegate registration as normal, check the "Media registration" box when you are entering your personal delegate data – about half way through the registration process – and send a copy of your press credentials to media@womex.com. After confirmation from our communications department, you will be granted the discounted Media Rate registration price.

The official programme announcements for WOMEX 23 will start in June.

More information regarding delegates special hotel offers will be shared soon and published through our newsletter and on the Travel & Accomodation page.

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Delegate registration encompasses all five days of the event, and single day tickets are not available. Entrance to the WOMEX Trade Fair, Conference, Films, Opening and Award ceremony is reserved for WOMEX delegates who have registered for the full five-day event.

However, if you are not a WOMEX delegate or want to bring someone who is not a WOMEX delegate, you can purchase public tickets from the limited number of tickets available for the general public including nighttime concerts and films. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media to get instant notifications.
If spouses/partners do not wish to register for the full WOMEX event, they can purchase public tickets for the night showcase festival and film screenings from the limited number of general public tickets available (please see question above).

Yes, you can. Children under 12 years of age may attend WOMEX for free. Children above 12 and under 18 years of age may attend at student rate. Please contact and send credentials to registration@womex.com.

You are advised to inform yourself in advance about any national regulations regarding children’s admittance to concert venues, as well as the national laws for protection of minors.

Please be aware that WOMEX and their local partners cannot provide babysitting services and also cannot guarantee there will be baby-care facilities at the venues. Please also note that any Delegate partners/spouses or babysitters will not be allowed to enter event sites unless they are properly registered or hold a ticket applicable for the respective night-time venue.

In the majority of cases, yes.

There is a regulation in the EU for the taxation of admission fees to all conferences and cultural events. Therefore, a local VAT must be applied on every registration and invoice as this tax counts as admission fees. This regulation requires us to charge the applicable VAT rate of the EU member state wherever the admission to WOMEX takes place, regardless of where the delegate is based or whether they have a valid EU VAT ID. Only in the case of stand bookings can VAT be exempted from the invoice, provided you have a valid EU VAT ID or are a registered business enterprise based outside the EU. In case of Stand bookings, please see VAT information here.
To encourage participation and help delegates plan their schedules and meetings prior, we provide a Who is coming list of confirmed delegates attending once we open registration and update it regularly. Furthermore, you can use virtualWOMEX to search for companies or individual delegates and to set up meetings with other delegates ahead of WOMEX.
All registered delegates of WOMEX will receive a free one-year virtualWOMEX account. VirtualWOMEX is your online gateway to the world music community: you can present your company and artists, connect with other delegates, and much more.

virtualWOMEX is also open to those not registered for WOMEX – On payment of a fee (79 Euro) all interested parties can register for virtualWOMEX or extend their existing account without participating in WOMEX itself. Please do this through our virtualWOMEX registration form.

For more information about virtualWOMEX, visit the virtualWOMEX FAQ or contact virtual@womex.com.
Your virtualWOMEX logins are valid for one year from your date of purchase. To login, please visit: www.womex.com/virtual/.
If you purchased a virtualWOMEX membership, it is valid for one year from date of purchase. A curation of digital & in-person conferences and showcases are available for re-streaming with new content being uploaded throughout the year. Head here to watch On Demand: www.womex.com/virtual/media.
Full information on how to arrange delivery of goods and packages for your WOMEX stand is available on the Register and Book a Stand page. Should you have any questions, please contact production@womex.com.

Yes, upon request, WOMEX provides invitation letters; and our local partners may provide Visa application support letters. Please contact production@womex.com.

Please note: Visa letters and support can only be provided in case of a fully confirmed and paid Delegate registration!

Delegates are responsible for facilitating their own travel and attendance, including visa procedures. This means to obtain all information and meet all requirements for the procedure in good time, to arrange and attend appointments with the competent authorities.

While WOMEX provides visa application support in the scope of our knowledge and ability, neither we nor our local partners are responsible or in the actual position to facilitate a successful visa application, nor are we responsible for any costs related to your visa application.

It is your responsibility to fulfil this process as soon as possible. We may not be able to help you, if you leave this too late!

Please contact us before the event at registration@womex.com if you have any special access needs, to make your time at WOMEX as easy as possible. Fully-registered disabled delegates may be accompanied by their Personal Assistant (carer) free of charge.
If you plan to register on-site on Thursday, you may attend the Opening Concert on Wednesday. Staff at the Opening venue will request that you provide them with ID.
WOMEX provides an official Checklist, to ensure your stay is as smooth as possible, offering useful and practical tips on how to get the most out of your time at WOMEX.
It is possible to share a stand or become part of an umbrella stand at WOMEX. For further information please contact production@womex.com.
Exhibitors must not sell any merchandise at their stands.
Sunday marks the end of five days full of music, business and networking at WOMEX. Join us for our Networking Farewell, courtesy of WOMEX, and the celebratory WOMEX Award ceremony (delegates only!) on Sunday.
Each delegate will receive one copy of the WOMEX Programme Guide in their delegate bag, distributed on arrival. Additional copies of the WOMEX Guide may be purchased at the Registration Counter for a fee of 25€, subject to availability.

If you wish to purchase copies of the WOMEX Guide from previous editions, please contact partnership@womex.com.
International English is the lingua franca of the professional music community in general, the world music community in particular and the WOMEX choice for successful interaction.