WOMEX, the world music trade expo came to Cardiff for the first time between Wednesday - Sunday, 23- 27 October 2013.
WOMEX is the most important international professional market of world music. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences, a DJ summit and documentary films.
This event provides a chance to experience a world of music through:
- Attending as a Delegate
- Attending the WOMEX opening concert - 'Land of Song'
- Attending WOMEX Nights – A Festival of World Music (Open to the public)
WOMEX 2013 Cardiff included around 60 concerts featuring 300 plus artists, a trade fair exhibiting in the region of 650 companies from over 90 countries, as well as more than 400 national and international journalists.
The whole event was kicked off by a spectacular lineup of artists in the Land of Song opening concert, curated by Cerys Matthews on Wednesday, 23 October 2013in Wales Millennium Centre and open to the public.
The bid to host WOMEX in 2013 was led by Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales
, a partnership between Welsh Music Foundation, Wales Arts International and Arts Council of Wales, with support from British Council and Welsh Government. It aims to accelerate the export-ready music sector, promote the music sector of Wales internationally and to bring the world stage to Wales. Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Council and Cardiff & Co, are all formal partners for WOMEX 2013 Cardiff.
Further information on all WOMEX13 events and attending WOMEX can be found on the Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales and WOMEX websites:
Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales website
Further information can be found in our media releases:
30.08.2013: Cerys Matthews asks the nation ahead of WOMEX 13, Cardiff: What is Wales?
15.08.2013: Horizons Tour
31.07.2013: Horizons Partnership Announce Artists Selected to Represent the UK and Ireland in WOMEX13
19.07.2013: WOMEX 13 Opening Concert Line up