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The most international music meeting Womex travels to Tampere in 2019

Published 31.8.2018 14.26

Womex World Music Expo 2019 will take place in Tampere. The 25th edition of the most important conference and showcase festival for global music will be held 23-27 October, 2019.


Womex is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival. Over 2,500 professionals come together every October from more than 90 countries, making Womex not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide.

Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase festival scene, ranging from the most traditional to the new global-local underground, embracing folk, roots, local and diaspora cultures and urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe as well as all musical juxtapositions of these. It also attracts more and more jazz and classical music professionals.

Womex comprises 7 stages, over 700 exhibiting companies, 80 conference speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five networking days and nights.

Womex 19 will be realised with Rockadillo Production Oy as the main local partner. Tampere Hall is the heart of the conveniently located Womex activities. The event is supported by City of Tampere, Visit Tampere, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Music Finland as the strategic partner. Tampere is the home for numerous high-quality festivals, events and music companies, so it is no coincidence that Womex is now heading to Tampere.

Photos Juane Morales The Golden Touch