After the period for artists to answer calls for the city showcases and the artist residencies, we have done the counting and we are proud to reveal the figures. 49 artists signed up for residences and 1141 projects applied for the city showcases. Now starts the hardest part for us… Anyway, what we know for sure is that some of these artists will be at Westway LAB, from the 15th to the 18th of April, in Guimarães.
WESTWAY LAB will be represented at Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) 2020 edition program by Rui Torrinha, director of this Portuguese festival, that will take place at the city of Groningen, the Netherlands.
The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that music festivals may face in 2020 and beyond, as big corporate promoters define limits to small events at the moment of setting up their lineups and booking the artists.
Christof Huber, from OpenAir St.Gallen – official (CH), Emma Zillmann, Bluedot Festival | Kendal Calling (GB) and Dimitris Voglis, from Release Athens Festival (GR), will join Rui Torrinha on this debate, that is scheduled to January, 17th, 3 PM, at the De Oosterpoort complex.
🔔 Westway LAB calls artists once again to an unrepeatable and surprising experience at the heart of the festival’s creation – Centro de Criação de Candoso (CCC) – which has already spawned new musical projects and created futures (together) by crossing various talents, musical styles and geographic backgrounds.
If you’re a 🇵🇹 Portuguese artist, you can apply now❗️to be part of this international territory of creation and export, knowledge, sharing, networking and enjoyment in the musical universe 💫🌍🎶 >> tinyurl.com/wlab-artistresidencies
[Westway LAB 2020 takes place from April 15 to 18 and the Open Calls close on December 31]
Westway LAB is about to launch a new episode of this big and surprising adventure that takes place every Spring in Guimarães!
And the applications for ‘City Showcases’ are now open! 🔥
If you’re an artist, apply here to play 🎤🔊🎸🎹 via gigmit and showcase your talent at the festival: tinyurl.com/wlab-cityshowcases
Last edition, we exceeded (once again) by a big difference the number of applications from the previous year. Thank you for the the biggest response ever! And now you have a new brand opportunity to be part of this story 😉
Westway LAB 2020 takes place from April 15 to 18 and the Open Calls close on December 31.
In the 6th edition of Westway LAB, musical notes came to life in Guimarães in the form of 29 concerts, 14 conferences, 2 keynotes, 2 workshops, 3 networking sessions, 20 European export offices, 2 Talks and 4 artist residencies.
The Vila Flor Cultural Center (CCVF) was the epicenter of an energy that spread to the city throughout the four days of this music event, affirming Westway LAB as an international territory of creation and export, knowledge, sharing, networking and enjoyment in the musical universe, which extends and widens its bridges, which this year have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a more consolidated way, with Canada as a country in the spotlight.
Westway LAB is about to launch a new episode of this big and surprising adventure, bringing together once again the public, artists and professionals from the music industry, all in Guimarães, a city in continuous transformation motivated by creation and thought.
See you in Spring for the next adventure!
>> 15 – 18 April 2020 <<
New website coming soon: www.westwaylab.com
Applications for INES#talent ahead ⚠️ 🇪🇺🎤🎹🎸🥁🎷
INES Showcase Festival Network➡️Westway LAB➡️gigmit➡️Budapest Showcase Hub➡️PIN Music Conference➡️Enea Spring Break Festival➡️FOCUS Wales➡️Linecheck➡️LIVE AT HEART➡️m4music Festival➡️Mastering the Music Business➡️Nouvelle Prague➡️Sharpe Festival➡️Sonic Visions➡️What’s Next in Music?➡️Waves Vienna➡️Monkey Week➡️Liverpool Sound City➡️c/o pop Festival➡️MENT Ljubljana➡️Kontakt Beograd
INES#talent is a programme enabling promising talents from all participating countries to advance their international careers by performing at showcase festivals all over Europe. By being nominated as INES#talent, you can maximise your chances to be booked and play at 18 different INES showcase festivals.
This year 125 talents will be chosen as INES#talents to play some of over 130 performance slots reserved only for them.
Artists who get booked for an INES festival will get a min. fee of 250€, plus accommodation, festival passes & one conference ticket.
Apply now to become INES#talent 2020 here: ➡️www.ines-festivals.eu/talent-application ⬅️
Applications close on the 27th of August!
List of all the members: gigmit, Budapest Showcase Hub, PIN Music Conference, Enea Spring Break Festival, FOCUS Wales, Linecheck,LIVE AT HEART, m4music Festival, Mastering the Music Business, Nouvelle Prague, Sharpe Festival,Sonic Visions, Westway LAB, What’s Next in Music?, Waves Vienna, Monkey Week, Liverpool Sound City, c/o pop Festival, MENT Ljubljana andKontakt Beograd!
Every year in Spring, Guimarães becomes a music city.
Portugal’s first showcase festival and pro music conference offers a very groundbreaking experience with Artist Residencies, Conferences, Talks, Showcases, Concerts and Canada as guest country.
From 10th to 13th of April, Westway LAB connects Portugal to Europe and the world with a strong focus on the international music industry. 🚂🌍🎸🎹
WESTWAY LAB PASS [20 eur]
[The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ, Captain Boy, Mister Roland, Paraguaii, Whales
*The first 150 passes also give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner]
Access to the remaining 21 concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis, until the room capacity. Once maximum capacity has been reached, visitors will be let in on a ‘one out – one in’ base.
Creative Europe INES Showcase Festival Network ETEP (ESNS) Fundação GDA Embaixada do Canadá em Portugal Canadian Independent Music Association – CIMA/Canadian Blast Music Export Canada Why PortugalA.M.A.E.I. – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes Clube Criativos de Portugal RTP Antena 3
Westway LAB, Portugal’s first showcase festival and professional music conference, will take place for the sixth consecutive year from 10th to 13th of April in Guimarães.
Founded in 2014 with a clear mission: to operate a cultural, social and economic transformation through music, crossing borders enabling the construction of sustainable internationalization of artists and professionals from Portugal. During the 4 day event, Guimarães becomes a music city, combining in an innovative way the realization of an event based with three dimensions: Process (artist residencies), Thought (PRO Conferences) and Product (showcases and headline concerts).
According to Rui Torrinha, artistic director of the festival, “continuing to think about the cosmos from this unique place has made of Westway LAB a powerful world of possibilities on a human scale, in which the time and space generated have allowed us to recover the original meaning of the word … quality. Not everything here can be said, so discover it and let yourself be discovered but do not miss out, because the spirit is of inclusion.”
WESTWAY LAB PASS (20 EUR) > https://goo.gl/w6ad87
The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ,Captain Boy, Mister Roland, Paraguaii, Whales + Jacco Gardner*
*The first 150 passes give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner
Access to the remaining concerts is done on a first-come, first-served basis. After reaching the maximum capacity, the input follows the logic ‘one out – one in’.
FULL WESTWAY PRO CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATIONS > https://goo.gl/8ZduAv
APRIL 1 TO 9
CANDOSO CREATION CENTRE
PT – Beatriz Nunes, João Pascoal (Happy Mess), Captain Boy, Yosune
INT – Tribe Royal (CA), Violetta Zironi (IT), Mickey (AT)
APRIL 9 TO 13
CCVF / VILA FLOR PALACE
18H30 | COR DE TANGERINA
21H30 | CCVF / GRAND AUDITORIUM (STAGE)
SHOWCASE ETEP: JACCO GARDNER (NL) Somnium
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 1 & 2
18H30 | TIO JÚLIO
21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
SHOWCASE ETEP: VIOLETTA ZIRONI (IT)
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 3 & 4
20H00 | DUCAL PALACE
COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION: CANADA
21H30-01H00 | CCVF
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS
Megan Nash (CA), Sarah MacDougall (CA), Les Deuxluxes (CA),
Tribe Royal (CA), The East Pointers (CA)
WHY PORTUGAL EVENT
Neev (PT), Vaarwell (PT), Marta Pereira da Costa (PT)
15H00-19H00 | SANTA LUZIA ARTHOTEL, CONVÍVIO, OUB’LÁ, BAR DA RAMADA, TRIBUNA SM
Mickey (AT), Elin Namnieks (SE), Izzy and the Black Trees (PL), Theodore (GR),
Smartini (PT), Beatriz Nunes (PT), Francisco Sales (PT), Holy Nothing (PT)
The Black Mamba (PT), Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US),
Batida presents The Almost Perfect DJ (PT)
Captain Boy (PT), Mister Roland (PT), Paraguaii (PT), Whales (PT)
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The festival is organized by A Oficina, entity responsible for the management and programming of various cultural facilities in Guimarães (Portugal).
Creative Europe INES Showcase Festival Network ETEP (ESNS) Fundação GDA Why Portugal A.M.A.E.I. – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes
The Open Calls for the Artist Residencies and the City Showcases of Westway LAB Festival 2019 will close on December 31!
We’ve already beaten by large numbers both applications of the previous edition. Thank you for the the biggest response ever!
And it’s still possible to apply >> https://goo.gl/Zz6vSH
The results will be known in January!
Here’s a video that shows a bit how the Artist Residencies of the last edition were… 🎸🎹🎶🎥