• 27-31 OCT 2021
  • Porto, Portugal
Jan/Feb 2020

The Call for Proposal 2020 is now closed!

Every year, WOMEX puts together a diverse programme for delegates and festival visitors alike - and we want your proposals! If you would like to perform as a showcase artist or DJ / producer, present your film or spread your knowledge as a conference speaker or expert mentor, send in your application.

The Call for Proposals for Showcases, Conference and Film 2020 is now closed. It will open again in January 2021 for WOMEX 21.

Jury Revealed

Following the Call for Proposals, the WOMEX 20 Jury is now revealed. Every year, our Jury is made up of seven international members, who will select the showcase and conference programme, plus the Club Summit Curator as well as the in-house Film Team who will curate the Film Programme. Together, they will be hand-picking the most promising and innovative ideas for our programme.

Promote Yourself

It's time to start considering the opportunities we offer to companies who want to promote themselves through WOMEX. Whether it be a banner on our website, a page in the guide book or a spot on delegate bag inserts, lanyards or wristbands, you should definitely take a look at all options and rates we offer.

March 2020

Programme Proposals - Deadline

Last chance to submit your programme proposal for the next edition!

June 2020

Registration Opens

Registration for WOMEX 2020 is now open! Due to the Corona Crisis the Smart Rate registration deadline will be postponed to 10 July 2020.

July 2020

Smart Rate Deadline

Make sure to register before the deadline to secure the best price, fees will increase after the Smart Rate.

August 2020

Summer Rate Deadline

Registrations for 2020: Don't miss the chance to be listed in the printed guide book that will be distributed to all WOMEX delegates on-site.

Promote Yourself - Deadline

Don't forget to increase your visibility by advertising at or through WOMEX. Deadlines for booking and delivery are mid-August.

Award Recipients Revealed

Since the introduction of the WOMEX Award in 1999, the list of extraordinary artists and professionals from our community deserving of this special praise has continued to grow. The award honours exceptional achievements in world music on the international level. The winners of the WOMEX 20 Awards will be announced in August 2020!

September 2020

Prepare with our Checklist

Need a hand preparing for WOMEX? Want to double-check that you've not missed anything important? You can take a look at our WOMEX Checklist, which includes a few handy pointers to help you make the most of the all-important event.

October 2020

Digital WOMEX 2020

After extensive discussions with our local partner Hangvető, given the current circumstances and the latest travel restrictions announced by the Hungarian Government from 1 September 2020 - and in the best interests of our delegates and the wider community, WOMEX 20 will not be taking place on-site but will instead take place in a digital format. The details will be announced soon.

We and Hangvető make this decision with a heavy heart, as a lot of hard work has gone into the 2020 Budapest edition already. Bringing the world music community together every year is the backbone of WOMEX. However, we will find the best possible solutions to make the WOMEX 20 digital edition as exciting and valuable to the WOMEX community, including showcasing artists, conference speakers and all delegates, as possible.