• NEXT EDITION
  • 23-27 OCT 2019
  • Tampere, Finland

Showcases

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

The 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.

The programme is created based on an annual call for proposals. Our independent, international jury then chooses the finale programme. Five of them select the showcases, our dedicated Club Summit curator selects the Club Summit showcases together with the WOMEX team.

More WOMEX 19 Showcases will be announced soon.

Artists 2019  What is a Showcase?  Programme Overview

The Official Showcase Selection programme is created based on an annual call for proposals. Our independent, international jury - the 7 samurai - then chooses the finale programme. Five of them select the showcases. Rounding up a huge variety of artists, the Official Showcase Selection places special emphasis on newcomers to the international touring circut. See our Offical Showcase Selection of WOMEX 19.
With its eighth edition held at WOMEX 19, the WOMEX Club Summit has become a drawcard for professionals and musicians seeking club sounds and electronic music from across the world. Our dedicated Club Summit curator selects the Club Summit showcases together with the WOMEX team. See our Club Summit Selection of WOMEX 19. More to be announced
Last year the Regional Stage made the most of WOMEX's island location in 2018. The programme again featured an 'Atlantic Connections' stage - spotlighting talent from various shores of the Atlantic (and beyond), including the Canary Islands. Our theme for the Regional Stage 2019 will be announced soon. Check the list of artists who performed at the 'Atlantic Connections' stage 2018.
With a limited number of slots available as part of WOMEX's Official Showcase, offWOMEX provides another way for artists to present themselves and their music to the WOMEX audience. Under this format, specialised musical evenings are offered, structured within a regional, national or organisational framework. Our offWOMEX for 2019 will be announced soon. Check the list of artists who performed at the offWOMEX 2018 programme.
The Opening Artists perform at the Opening Concert of WOMEX, focusing on music from a particular country or region and celebrating the start of the Expo. The WOMEX Award ceremony is our festive family event celebrating the recipients of the WOMEX Awards. The ceremony will be closed by a concert of the WOMEX 19 Artist Award recipient, who will be announced soon.