Showcase proposal

Thanks for your interest in submitting a Showcase proposal for WOMEX 18, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 24-28 October 2018!

Showcase proposal

The Showcase dates are Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2018.
Please see here the steps required in order to complete your application.

Step One

Complete the form, including the following information, and finalise the submission fee (Please note: in order to complete this application, you will need a Paypal account):
- Biography (max 200 words)
- Instrumentation (name of musician and instrument for each band member)
- Web Links - including links to online live video footage (does not have to be broadcasting material)
- Discography
- Upcoming tours/gigs in Europe including the average number of shows per year

Upload the following information:
- Five to ten songs in MP3 format (up to 25 MB per file possible)
- Three to five photos
- Full stage plan
- Full technical rider including backline
- Selected press reviews or other text info

Step Two (optional!)

In case you do not have much of an online presence, you can also choose to send us your latest release plus any available DVDs/video material (video or performance footage: it does not have to be in broadcast quality) via postal mail to the WOMEX office address below.


To help prevent your goods getting held up at customs, ensure you clearly write on the outside of your package - "for promotional use only", the name of the artist and the value which must be indicated as less than 22. Proposals need to arrive before the deadline on 16 March 2018 as packages arriving after the deadline will not be considered! Sorry, but materials submitted cannot be returned!

The submission fee

22 January - 23 February : Early Bird Rate, 15
24 February - 16 March : Late Rate, 20


Your proposal will only be considered if you complete the application form and upload all required material! For any extra material (CDs/DVDs) which are sent to the WOMEX office, must arrive by the delivery deadline of 16 March 2018!


Address for your package:
Piranha Arts AG
(name of your artist)
Kreuzbergstr. 30
10965 Berlin, Germany


The deadline to finish your complete proposal (the application form, uploads and physical CDs), is Friday 16 March 2018.
If you have any questions, please email


Performances in all forms and styles are welcome for our 45-minute sets. Whatever you do, wherever you come from, our Jury wants to hear the best from all artists who deserve wider audiences and have the professional standards necessary to tour.


Please note that WOMEX is not in the position to cover any fees, travel expenses or other costs. What we do provide is the stage, the necessary equipment to perform, local transport to and from the airport and the venue, and our extensive promotional treatment on equal basis with all other WOMEX Showcase artists. That includes promotion of the show itself, newsletters, online promo, publication of full bios and contact details in our WOMEX Guide, and much more. Additionally, all invited artists will get free full access to all features of WOMEX, plus one free registration for our partner of agreement (the artist representative).

So, if you want to propose a showcase, please think carefully about financing and let the Jury know what support or funding you have.

In case you are on the hunt for funding, we highly recommend for you to get in touch with the Export Office from your country or region.
To see past years' Showcase Festival line ups, please head here.