Westway LAB Festival is Portugal's first showcase festival, featuring a PRO conference and artist residencies yielding unique performances. The 4-day festival takes place in Guimarães, Portugal's birthplace city, in the amazing CCVF Cultural Centre as well as other venues. Westway LAB was the first PRO music event in Portugal, and the first to join the ETEP network - European Talent Exchange Programme actively promoting new Portuguese music abroad.
Westway LAB announces its 4th edition for April 5-8th 2017 in Guimarães. 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.
After affirming its pro-active stance in the internationalization of Portuguese new music, through the PRO conferences, the international artist residencies and showcase concerts, Westway LAB now turns to film as its newest component, positioning itself firmly facing West - looking beyond Europe and to the Americas for 2017!
Past performers: Blaudzun, Young Karin, Fabrizio Cammarata, N´toko, Nástio Mosquito, PAUS, The Membranes, My Baby, Noiserv
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