WOMEX is a trade fair, world music festival, conference, screening of music documentaries, award ceremony and DJ Summit in one. Professionals may want to register through WOMEX to get the full deal, music lovers can opt to visit concerts, watch documentaries or check out DJs with day tickets or the 3-day pass sold by our partner Müpa Budapest.


WOMEX is the greatest trade event of the world music scene. It is a global trade fair, world music festival and a screening of music documentaries in one; not to mention the splendid show of the opening concert. New talents emerge, trends are born, friendships and partnerships struck: WOMEX combines local intimacy with global horizon. In 2015 Budapest hosts the notable event, to the pride and benefit of the Hungarian industry, music scene, and naturally: the audience.

WOMEX registration

October 21 22 23 24 25
Bálna Trade fair Trade fair Trade fair
Conference Conference Conference
Daycase Daycase Daycase
Documentaries Documentaries Documentaries
MÜPA Megnyitó Showcase Showcase Showcase Award Ceremony
A38 DJ summit DJ summit


Artists performing at WOMEX have been selected by an independent seven-member jury.To apply for the 2016 WOMEX please go to event's official webpage (call to open later this year). The application period for 2015 terminated in April.

Opening - Gypsy HeartBeats

Gypsy Heartbeats


Gypsy HeartBeats celebrates the exceptional role the Roma have played in keeping alive and renewing the music of the Carpathian Basin. The Opening Concert of WOMEX15 presents a selection from this colourful and characteristic musical world; ranging from pure authenticity to rich decorativeness. The show’s predecessor is the much praised Hungarian HeartBeats production also by Hangvető, which opened WOMEX in 2011, Copenhagen. This October Hangvető aims to win attention and acclaim for local Roma music.