Various locations and countries

The Worldwide Music Expo (WOMEX) is the largest trade fair for ethnic, traditional and folk music and, with its showcase festival, one of the most important international stepping stones for live acts. The annual event does not have a fixed venue, but has been held at different locations all over Europe since 1994.

WOMEX at a glance:
2’750 music professionals (2023) 
60 showcase acts on 8 stages (2023)

Next WOMEX: 23–27 October 2024, Manchester (UK)

WOMEX 2024 ⎪ 23–27 October, Manchester (UK) ⎪ Apply for a showcase!

WOMEX 2024 is looking for showcase artists:

A fantastic opportunity for Swiss bands to perform live in front of festival bookers, agencies, labels and media from all over the world::

Deadline: 1 march 2024

For any questions or advice, please contact swissmusic@fondation-suisa.ch.

WOMEX 2023 ⎪ 25–29 Oct, A Coruña (ES) ⎪ Review

Record Swiss participation at the 29th WOMEX

WOMEX’s attendees – 2,750 international professionals – did not let the rain, which on occasion lashed A Coruña almost horizontally, spoil their mood. Artists, agents, promoters, labels, journalists and others from the global music industry networked at the exhibition stands of Palexco – the convention centre located by the harbour of this northern Spanish coastal city – from 25 to 29 October….


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