January 2024

The Call for Proposals 2024 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 2024 is now closed.

Jury Revealed

Following the Call for Proposals, the WOMEX 24 Jury will be 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.

April 2024
May 2024

CelebRate Deadline

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

June 2024

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.

Smart Rate Deadline

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

July 2024
August 2024

Summer Rate Deadline

Registrations for 2024: Don't miss the beat! Sign up before the deadline hits like the end of summer sun. Secure your spot and join the rhythm of success!

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 24 Awards will be announced in August 2024!

September 2024

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.

Late Rate Deadline

Better late than sorry! Be sure to secure your registration before the rate changes.

October 2024

Sprint Rate Deadline

Registrations for 2024: Don't miss the last chance, secure the reduced price, registration fees will increase after the Sprint Rate ends on 18 October 2024.

WOMEX 2024 in Manchester, UK

The unique blend of local culture, stunning scenery and quality services make Manchester an ideal host for WOMEX 2024, and offer a memorable visit for all delegates. Piranha Arts for the first time joined forces with Manchester Music City, WOMEX's local partner in UK.

Across five packed networking days and rather short nights, experience live music from around the world, take part in the biggest global music professionals expo, attend conference sessions, watch music based films, and enjoy an opening concert and an award ceremony on the last day of the event.