- event type: Trade Fair
- start date: 19 Oct 2016
- end date: 23 Oct 2016
- city/area: Santiago de Compostela
- venue:Cidade da Cultura
- country: Spain
- event submitted by: Piranha Arts AG
WOMEX is an international networking platform for the world music industry. The annual five-day event comprises a bustling Trade Fair, Showcase Festival, Conference, and Film programme, as well as festive Opening and Award ceremonies.
Twenty one WOMEX editions have affirmed the value of networking across borders, be they musical, political, cultural or commercial. Since 1994 WOMEX has been travelling all across Europe from Berlin (1994), via Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Berlin (1999 + 2000), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002 + 2004), Newcastle (2005), Sevilla (2003 + 2006 - 2008), Copenhagen (2009-2011), Thessaloniki (2012) to Cardiff (2013), Santiago de Compostela (2014) and Budapest (2015).
The WOMEX pendulum swings from West to East and back – in response to very positive feedback about WOMEX 14 from participants, the press and the region alike, we are delighted to reveal that for the 22nd edition, WOMEX will return to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain in October 2016!