Westway LAB Festival is Portugal's first showcase festival, featuring a PRO conference and artist residencies yielding unique performances. The 3-day festival takes place in Guimarães, Portugal's birthplace city, in the amazing CCVF Cultural Centre as well as other venues.
Starting in 2014, Westway LAB is now preparing its third edition with the announced dates of April 14-16th 2016, in Guimarães. The Westway PRO conference will start a day earlier, in Lisbon, featuring a digital music conference at the CIM, Incubator of Mouraria, presented by MERLIN. The artist residencies take place at the Centro de Criação de Candoso in Guimarães, starting a week before the festival.
This showcase open call is your chance to introduce your music to Portugal, a country of music lovers with a blossoming Summer Festival circuit. The Festival showcases are generally either well-attended free gigs or sold out in advance, and both the public and the registered PRO delegates attend the showcases.
Past performers: Blaudzun, Young Karin, Fabrizio Cammarata, N´toko, Nástio MosquitoStart to apply