• NEXT EDITION
  • 24-28 OCT 2018
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

WOMEX 19 Travels To Tampere, Finland

We will travel to Finland for the first time to one of the best-kept secrets in Northern Europe - Tampere - to celebrate our 25th edition from Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 October.

Surrounded by two lakes that gives Tampere its distinctive spacious feel, this city is a vibrant regional capital with active cultural life and a versatile event scene. There are more live concerts per capita than in any other Finnish city. Over 30 annually organized music festivals cover almost every genre imaginable. All in all, Tampere boasts Finland’s most vivid and versatile nightlife.

WOMEX 19 will be realised with Rockadillo Production Oy as our main local partner, and the largest conference and concert centre in the Nordic countries, Tampere Hall, as the heart of the conveniently located WOMEX activities. The event is supported by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, City of Tampere and Visit Tampere, and Music Finland as the strategic partner.

Big Finnish city - small town feel

Tampere Concert Venue Talo

In the compact city centre, everything from exhibition halls to showcase venues to hotels to tourist attractions, all are within a convenient walking distance.

The main venue for WOMEX 19 will be Tampere Hall, the largest congress and concert centre in the Nordic countries. Built originally in 1990 and renovated recently, Tampere Hall offers modern design and technology, versatile and flexible facilities with the capacity of housing the whole WOMEX daytime programme: trade fair, conference, film screenings, daytime showcases, and the Opening.

The nighttime showcase festival will take place in and around Tampere Hall. And, not just that, most of the major hotels in Tampere are located within a 5 to 15-minute walk from Tampere Hall.

We are certain that Tampere, with its vibrant and highly versatile music and cultural background, will delight you. See you there in 2019!