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WOMEX 24 - Worldwide Music Expo

Showcase, conference & film proposals now open

WOMEX 24 Worldwide Music Expo

Manchester Music City, a host city partner for WOMEX 24, have announced that musicians, filmmakers and music professionals can now submit proposals to take part in the 30th edition of the worldwide music conference.

WOMEX is widely considered to be one of the most important gatherings in the global music scene, combining a trade fair with a range of talks, films and showcase concerts. This year’s event will take place in Manchester between 23 and 27 October, and will offer two high-profile opportunities to perform in the City: one as part of the official WOMEX programme, and another on the Horizons Stage, a platform for showcasing the best music talent from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Applications are now being accepted until 1 March 2024, in the following four categories:

  • Showcase - for artists
  • Club Summit - for DJs
  • Film - for filmmakers
  • Conference - for music professionals 

WOMEX is committed to diversity and inclusivity and welcomes submissions from all backgrounds. The organisation say that they encourage proposals that contribute to the diversity of the international music scene, encompassing different cultures, regions, styles, performance traditions and more.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the support of Horizons and are looking forward to working with the partnership to bring the Horizons Stage to WOMEX 24. With over 2,600 music industry professionals set to arrive in Manchester in October, this is a fantastic opportunity for artists to reach new audiences internationally, and will help to support new waves of talent and ensure WOMEX 24’s impact is felt across the UK and Ireland for many years to come.” - Debra King, Director of Manchester Music City

Proposals can be submitted via, with the selection made by a group of seven jury members.

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