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, 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’.
FRIDAY 12 20H00 | DUCAL PALACE COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION: CANADA
FRIDAY 12 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)
SATURDAY 13 15H00-19H00 | SANTA LUZIA ARTHOTEL, CONVÍVIO, OUB’LÁ, BAR DA RAMADA, TRIBUNA SM CITY SHOWCASES Mickey (AT), Elin Namnieks (SE), Izzy and the Black Trees (PL), Theodore (GR), Smartini (PT), Beatriz Nunes (PT), Francisco Sales (PT), Holy Nothing (PT)
SATURDAY 13 21H30-01H00 CONCERTS 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)
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… 🎸🎹🎶🎥
ETEP have now enabled over 4.000 shows by emerging European Talent at festivals all over the world and helped 1.445 acts kick-start their international careers.
Since the start of the programme in 2003 ETEP has facilitated 4.001 shows by 1.445 acts in 34 countries, and we are very proud to have contributed to the careers of so many talented European acts.
Many acts that received support from ETEP at the start of their careers have grown out to be very successfu. Over the past 17 years, acts such as Agnes Obel, Ásgeir, Ben Howard, Benjamin Clementine, Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, MØ, Noisia, Selah Sue, The Editors, The Kooks, The XX, Within Temptation and Years & Years have greatly benefited from the support of the ETEP programme. More recently, acts such as Idles, Shame, Alma, Aurora and Dua Lipa played some of their first international shows with the support of the European Talent Exchange Programme.
ETEP is looking forward to seeing what the future brings, but one thing is set in stone: ETEP will continue to grow and offer even more artist great opportunities!
After the biggest ever edition (the 5th), with 28 Concerts, City Showcases, Artist Residencies, PRO Conferences and Talks, Westway LAB is preparing to once again bring together the public, artists and professionals from the music industry, all in Guimarães.
The 6th edition of #WestwayLAB takes place from April 10 to 13 and the candidacies to be part of the festival closed on December 31. And we’ve beaten by large numbers both applications of the previous edition. Thank you for the the biggest response ever!
It is in this path that Westway LAB will continue to be an international territory of creation, networking and enjoyment in the universe of music.
Until April 15th, the Artistic Residencies happen at Candoso Creation Centre, this year bringing together Rui Souza (PT), Dede (UK), Seru (Serushiô) (PT), Pedro Lucas (MEDEIROS/LUCAS) (PT), Bowrain (SLO), We Bless This Mess (PT), Rolando Babo (PT) and Ivan & István (Ivan & The Parazol) (HU) towards musical creation. The result is presented in showcases on 14 and 15 at the CCVF Café Concerto.
A edição de 2015 do Westway LAB Festival prepara-se para trazer à cidade de Guimarães, pelo segundo ano consecutivo, muita música e criatividade, reunindo um conjunto de artistas nacionais e internacionais, consagrados e emergentes, assim como profissionais internacionais da indústria musical. Aguarde mais novidades brevemente!
The 2015 edition of Westway LAB Festival is preparing to bring to the city of Guimarães, once again, lots of music and creativity, meeting a set of national and international artists, established and emerging, as well as international music industry professionals.More information coming soon!
“Smoke Signals” é um projeto singular que marca, de forma muito especial, o terceiro momento do WestWay Lab Festival.
Na noite de 05 de julho, celebraremos o terceiro momento do WestWay Lab Festival com um projeto muito especial. Pelas 21h00 revelaremos os vídeos produzidos durante o momento 1.0, com projeção de um mini documentário e outros registos artísticos, reveladores das diferentes dimensões deste projeto especial, permitindo a fruição, por todos os públicos, dos principais resultados desenvolvidos neste contexto.
“Smoke Signals” é o título do outro momento de encerramento do WestWay Lab Festival, da autoria de Glen Calleja, artista de Malta, que irá mostrar as experiências quotidianas de três cidadãos vimaranenses com mais de 90 anos, cujo foco essencial é a perceção e uso da cozinha enquanto espaço. O projeto tem uma parte de documentário e outra de poesia, bem como uma fusão de reportagem, pesquisa e interpretação para criar uma reflexão sobre a vida em Guimarães.
Adere e participa no evento do facebook aqui.
“Smoke Signals” is a unique performance which marks the third gathering of the WestWay Lab Festival in a truly exceptional way. In the night of July 5th, we will celebrate the third gathering of the WestWay Lab Festival with a very special event. At about 9pm, we will show the videos produced during Gathering Nº 1 as well as a mini-documentary and other exhibitions that show the variety of scope attained by this special project, which allows the general public to develop within the broadest of scopes.
“Smoke Signals” is the title of the WestWay Lab Festival’s closing performance, created by Glen Calleja, an artist from Malta who will shed light on the daily experiences of three Guimarães residents over the age of 90, focusing essentially on their daily use of the kitchen space. The performance is part documentary and part poetry, as well as a blend of reporting, research and interpretation in the context of reflecting upon life in Guimarães. Join and participate the facebook event here.
E aqui está o vídeo resumo dos momentos que rechearam WestWay Lab Festival 1.0! Residências Artísticas, Talks, Showcases, Debates, Workshops, Keynote speeches e Concertos constituíram o programa do primeiro momento do festival, entre os dias 01 e 19 de abril, em Guimarães, com a participação de artistas e profissionais do universo musical nacional e internacional.
And here is the summary video of moments that marked the WestWay Lab Festival 1.0! Artist Residencies, Talks, Showcases, Debates, Workshops, Keynote speeches and Concerts filled this first moment of the festival, between 01 and 19 April in Guimarães, with the participation of artists and professionals of the national and international musical universe.
Westway Lab Festival is a collaborative platform, a living and organic laboratory, of experimentation and stimulus to creativity whose goal is to bring together, in the same city, acclaimed and emerging, international and national, innovative and purists artists during a period of music creation, video, urban interventions, architecture and thought played out through the development of activities such as artistic residencies, creative ateliers, showcases, concerts and talks.