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)
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.
Happy to have a bunch of portuguese projects selected trough #INEStalent – artists recommended by #WestwayLAB – and a special taste for Mister Roland, who participated in the last edition of the festival in Guimarães.
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.
O segundo momento do WestWay Lab termina com um concerto dos We Trust, projeto que tem como mentor André Tentugal e que se tem vindo a afirmar junto dos fãs e da crítica, confirmando o talento desta banda emergente.
Após dois anos de retiro criativo, os We Trust inauguram assim a sua tour 2014 no #CCVF, em #Guimarães, para apresentar o novo trabalho, cujo single de apresentação é uma canção épica dedicada às pessoas e que muitos já chamam de hino – “We Are The Ones” -, um apelo ao positivismo, um grito de esperança, esse motor que faz com que o mundo não pare de girar.
Os bilhetes para o concerto já se encontram disponíveis neste link. Mais informação em www.ccvf.pt.
The second moment of WestWay Lab ends with a concert by We Trust, a project mentored by André Tentúgal that has been hailed among public and the specialty media critics, confirming the talent of this emerging band.
After two years on creative retreat, a first sample of his new album has been released, the premiere single, “We Are The Ones,” which has been winning over all who have heard it. This is an impressive song dedicated to people, one which many have hailed as a hymn, a song which rallies to the notion of unity and change. Tickets for the concert are now available at this link. More information at www.ccvf.pt.
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.