WESTWAY LAB FESTIVAL, 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).
After the biggest ever edition (the 5th), with 28 Concerts, Artistic Residencies, PRO Conferences and Talks, Westway LAB brings together once again the public, artists, and professionals from the music industry, all in Guimarães. 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.
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, to 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 also give exclusive access to the opening concert with Jacco Gardner.
WESTWAY PRO CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND REGISTRATIONS > https://goo.gl/8ZduAv
WESTWAY LAB PROGRAMME
APRIL 1 TO 9
CANDOSO CREATION CENTRE
PT – Beatriz Nunes, João Pascoal (The Happy Mess), Captain Boy, Yosune (Yosune -Yoyo Borobia-)
INT – Tribe Royal (CA), Violetta Zironi (IT), Sofia Ribeiro (LINCE l music l), Mickey (AT)
APRIL 9 TO 13
CCVF / VILA FLOR PALACE
18H30 | Cor de Tangerina
21H30 | CCVF / GRAND AUDITORIUM (STAGE)
Opening Concert SHOWCASE ETEP: Jacco Gardner (NL) Somnium
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 1 & 2
18H30 | Tio Júlio TALK
21H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO SHOWCASE ETEP: Violetta Zironi (IT)
22H30 | CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO ARTISTIC RESIDENCY SHOWCASES 3 & 4
20H00 | DUCAL PALACE COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION: CANADA
21H30-01H00 | CCVF CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS
Megan Nash (CA), Sarah MacDougall Music (CA), Les Deuxluxes (CA), Tribe Royal (CA), The East Pointers (CA)
WHY PORTUGAL EVENT Neev (PT), Vaarwell (PT), Marta Pereira da Costa (PT)
15H00-19H00 | Santa Luzia ArtHotel – Guimarães, Convívio Associação, Oub’Lá, Bar da Ramada, TRIBUNA SM
Mickey (AT), Elin Namnieks (SE), Izzy and the Black Trees (PL), Theodore (GR), smartini (PT), Beatriz Nunes (PT), Francisco Sales (PT), Holy Nothing (PT)
The Black Mamba (PT), Tashi Wada Group feat. Julia Holter (US), Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), Captain Boy (PT), Mister Roland (PT), Paraguaii (PT), Whales (PT)
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The festival is organized by A Oficina, the entity responsible for the management and programming of various cultural facilities in Guimarães (Portugal).
Creative Europe INES Showcase Festival Network ETEP (ESNS) Fundação GDA Why Portugal A.M.A.E.I. – Associação de Músicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes Embaixada do Canadá em Portugal Canadian Independent Music Association – CIMA/Canadian Blast Music Export Canada Clube Criativos de Portugal Os Fredericos RTP Antena 3