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Presenting Westway LAB 2019 | 10, 11, 12, 13 April

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. 🚂🌍🎸🎹

[The Black Mamba, Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia HolterBatida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ, Captain BoyMister RolandParaguaiiWhales
*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 (ESNSFundação 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 at Monkey Week

Westway LAB Festival attended the Monkey Week (Sevilla), a INES Showcase Festival Network partner.

📷 #INES Panel: Women, music, parity and quotas at festivals

🇪🇺 INES is a European cooperation project initiated by eight international showcase festivals – including #WestwayLAB – and gigmit, the European digital platform for artist booking. Currently, INES has expanded to thirteen showcase festivals.

Open call for 2019’s ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

WESTWAY LAB 2019 | 10, 11, 12, 13 APRIL

Open call for ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES (Portuguese artists only)
Start your #WestwayLAB journey here >>

Waves Vienna 2018 is about to start with Portugal as a country focus

Only one day left till Waves Vienna 2018 start!  

Having Portugal as a country focus in this edition of the Austrian showcase festival, #WestwayLAB will be there to be part of “Who is INES Showcase Festival Network?” conference, among with Why Portugal that will show all about the new Portuguese music ecosystem, as well as many portuguese artists: Rodrigo Leão, VaarwellHoly NothingNoiservSurmaGrandFather’s House, Mister Teaser:papercutzThe Miami FluWe Bless This Mess.

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Open Call for Westway LAB 2019



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.




Here’s a video that shows a bit how the Artist Residencies of the last edition were… 🎸🎹🎶🎥

WestWay Lab Festival 1.0 termina este sábado

A primeira fase do WestWayLab Festival termina este sábado no Centro Cultural Vila Flor com as atuações da banda portuguesa Clã, que irá apresentar o seu novo álbum, e do angolano Nástio Mosquito.
Recheado de concertos e iniciativas realizadas em diferentes pontos da cidade, este festival serviu para artistas vindos de toda a Europa interagirem e criarem novos conteúdos na Cidade Berço, sendo que tudo o que foi produzido e apresentado é original. O WestWay Lab reforça assim o estatuto de Guimarães enquanto cidade de criação.
A próxima fase do festival realiza-se em maio.

WestWay Lab Festival 1.0 ends this Saturday at Vila Flor Cultural Centre with the performances of the Portuguese band Clã, presenting the new album, and the Angolan artist Nástio Mosquito, also with a new work to show. 
Featuring concerts and initiatives in different parts of the city, this festival served to artists from throughout Europe interact and create new content in the Cradle City, and all that was produced and presented is original. The WestWay Lab reinforces the status of Guimarães as a city of creation.
The next phase of the festival takes place in May.

Residências Artísticas (work in progress)

Residências Artísticas (work in progress)

Mais de 16 artistas regionais, nacionais e internacionais encontram-se em residência no Centro de Criação de Candoso, num trabalho que se prolongará ao longo de todo o período do festival. Aqui surgirão oito cruzamentos, com direito a diálogos, arte e interculturalidade, constituindo oito formações musicais que, após o período em residência, apresentarão o resultado do trabalho desenvolvido nos Showcases na renovada praça de Couros (10, 11, 17 e 18 abril, às 22h00).

During the WestWay Lab Festival, more than 16 regional, national and international artists are in residency at Candoso Creation Centre, making up eight musical groups. Following the artistic residencies, all projects created will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays, always at 10 p.m. in special geographic context – the renewed Couros´ Neighbourhood.