Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cardiff goes global in 2013

In 2013, WOMEX will be exploring Celtic grounds: Cardiff has won the international bid to host WOMEX in 2013.

WOMEX received proposals from nine cities within Europe for the 2013 edition. The 'WOMEX 13 Official Host City Candidates' shortlist included Cardiff and Glasgow, United Kingdom, plus Dublin, Ireland. A complex selection process, including a round of site visits to the three cities and in-depth talks with all parties involved, preceded the final decision for the Welsh candidate.

Daniela Teuber, WOMEX Director of Production states: "We're very happy that Cardiff will be hosting WOMEX in 2013. The city offers a most favourable setting for our complex event and its 2500 delegates and many artists from all over the globe: truly professional, highly motivated local production partners; wonderful venues matching our multifaceted needs in close proximity; and Wales' outstanding cultural wealth, hospitality and scenic beauty."