Save the Date: WOMEX 19, Tampere, Finland, 23 – 27 October 2019
Inviting all Artists, Bands, DJs and Producers, Filmmakers, Industry Experts and Visionaries
Berlin/Tampere: WOMEX organisers Piranha Arts and this year’s local Finnish partner Rockadillo Production Oy are pleased to open the annual call for proposals for the 25th edition that will take place in Tampere, Finland 23 – 27 October 2019.The WOMEX call for proposals addresses all musicians, filmmakers and music experts from across the globe. Based on a rich pool of proposals received, the official programme is selected by an independent, international and annually changing jury, also known as the Seven Samurai (2019 jury to be announced shortly).

Proposals can be made in four categories – Showcase | Club Summit | Film | Conference and can be submitted from the dedicated website:

The deadline for proposals for WOMEX 19 is Friday, 22 March 2019.

WOMEX explicitly welcomes proposals from all backgrounds and especially encourages proposals especially those which increase the diversity of the international music scene – be it of culture, region, gender, styles, performance tradition and more.

WOMEX is not only the most important meeting in the world music scene but the most diverse music meeting worldwide. Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase performance market, ranging from the most traditional to the new global-local underground, embracing folk, roots, jazz, local and diaspora cultures as much as urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe.

WOMEX Proposal Website
Proposal Deadline is Friday, 22 March 2019

WOMEX 19 Logos & Photos
WOMEX Proposal Website
WOMEX Website
WOMEX Press Section

“Thanks to WOMEX we got a real booster regarding media, promoters and branding exposure. Within 6 months (from showcase announcement to post WOMEX days) we saved 3 or 4 years in artist development! Foreign agents, international gigs in 2019, international press reviews, none of these would have been possible without WOMEX.”
Moonlight Benjamin management, WOMEX 18 showcase artist


“The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.”
UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
WOMEX is the leading international networking platform and showcase event for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises jury-selected showcase concerts in the nights plus a daytime professionals’ programme featuring a packed trade fair, an extensive conference and selected films.In 2018, the 24th edition of WOMEX brought over 2,700 professionals, including 300 performing artists, from over 92 countries altogether to its 2018 host city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

More than 60 acts on 7 WOMEX Showcase Festival stages including the Opening Concert; 750 exhibiting companies at the Trade Fair; 100 speakers and mentors at the Conference; 16 Film Screenings and the Award Ceremony made for 5 packed networking days and rather short nights.

The 25th edition of WOMEX will take place in Tampere, Finland, from Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 October 2019.

Together with WOMEX’s parent company Piranha Arts, WOMEX 19 will be realised with Rockadillo Production Oy as the 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 the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, City of Tampere and Visit Tampere, and Music Finland as the strategic partner.

Registration and stand bookings will open in Spring 2019.

Photo credits:

Header photo: Liniker E Os Caramelows by Jacob Crawfurd. Buruntuma photo provided by the artist. Moonlight Benjamin by Pixbynot