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Early bird tickets to attend WOMEX 2021

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Miguel Nogueira

Early bird tickets are available for WOMEX 2021, the World Music Expo, which takes to Porto between 27th and 31st October. This event is one of the most relevant music support and development projects in the global music scene. The event will introduce thousands of music makers and music lovers from over 90 countries, in the Invicta.

The World Music Expo is scheduled to happen in Porto, at Porto Customs, from 27th to 31st October, which will be held in several venues in the city that, in turn, will host conferences, a fair, concerts, film projections and ceremonies.

Porto will play host to WOMEX Festival in October 2021, and it will make its absolute debut in Portugal, in the city of Porto, gathering thousands of music lovers and music makers in the Invicta, from over 90 countries. The highlight of the event is at Porto Customs, which is to host a set of conferences by representatives of the musical sector. Other venues are Casa da Música, Teatro Rivoli, Coliseu do Porto, Teatro Nacional de São João, Teatro Sá da Bandeira, Hard Club, Cinema Passos Manuel and the Praça de D. João V, as well.

Early bird tickets are available until 18 June and grant access to all five days’ activities and also one year of virtual access to WOMEX.

WOMEX is based in Berlin, and its major annual event will head to Porto this year, following Budapest, in Hungary, Tampere, in Finland, in organising the festival. This global project features a conference cycle, over 300 stands at the trade fair in the Customs building. Several stages in town such as Rivoli, Coliseu Porto Ageas and Casa da Música will be home to concert bursts, alongside film screenings and an award giving ceremony that will acknowledge the best music makers in multiple styles of music the world over. More than 300 journalists from around the world will be in Porto to report the entire event.

The fact that WOMEX 2021 is hosted in Porto is the outcome of efforts on the side of the Portuguese Government and also by the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, who has been a supporter of this initiative since day one.

WOMEX 2021 is produced by Piranha Arts, jointly with AMG Music and relies on the support by Porto City hall, via the municipal company Ágora.