Festivals

World Music Festivals

A listing of folk, ethno, seasonal and world music festivals with a significant content of world music or its subgenres.

Australia

WOMADelaide
Adelaide, South Australia

Austria

Glatt & Verkehrt
Krems a.d. Donau, Austria

Belgium

Festival Couleur Cafe
Brussels, Belgium

Gooikoorts
Gooik, Belgium

Sfinks Mundial Festival
Boechout, Belgium

Canada

Celtic Colours International Festival
Cape Breton, Canada

Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver, Canada

China

World Music Shanghai
Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, and Foshan, China

Czech Republic

Colours of Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic

Estonia

Viljandi Folk Music Festival
Viljandi, Estonia

Finland

Etnosoi!
Helsinki, Finland

Haapavesi Folk Festival
Haapavesi, Finland

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
Kaustinen, Finland

Maailma kylassa (World Village Festival)
Helsinki, Finland

France

Africolor
Paris, France

Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Lorient, France

Fiesta des Suds
Marseilles, France

Les Nuits Atypiques
Langon, France

Les Suds a Arles
Arles, France

Musiques Metisses
Angoulême, France

Germany

International Africa Festival
Würzburg, Germany

Masala Welt-Beat Festival
Hannover, Germany

Rudolstadt Festival
Rudolstadt, Germany

Stimmen
Lörrach, Germany

Indonesia

Matasora World Music Festival
Bandung, Java

Korea

Jeonju Sori Festival

Ulsan World Music Festival

Malaysia

Penang World Music Festival
Esplanade in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Rainforest World Music Festival
Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Mali
Festival on the Niger
Segu, Mali

Morocco
Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
Fez, Morocco

Netherlands

Amsterdam Roots Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands

International Gypsy Festival
A festival dedicated to the art and culture of the Roma, Sinti and Gitano communities.
Tilburg, Netherlands

Houtfestival
Haarlem, Netherlands

Stichting Music Meeting
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Norway

Førde Internasjonale Folkemusikkfestival
Førde, Norway

Oslo World Music Festival
Oslo, Norway

Peru

Festival Internacional de Música de Alturas
Highlands music festival
Lima, Peru

Portugal

Festival Intermunicipal de músicas de mundo (FESTIM)
Águeda, Portugal

Russia

Wild Mint

Kamwa

Taibola

Mir Sibiri

Vot Etno

Folk Summer Fest

South Korea

Jeju World Music Oreum Festival

Spain

Festival de Ortigueira
Celtic music festival
Ortigueira, Spain

La Mar de Músicas
Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Etnosur
Alcalá la Real, Jaen, Spain

Parapanda Folk
Annual festival featuring contemporary folk music bands from Spain.
Illora, Granada

Pirineos Sur
Lanuza and Sallent de Gállego, Huesca, Spain

Suma Flamenca
One of the largest flamenco festivals in Spain featuring vocalists, guitarists, fusionists and dance
Madrid, Spain

Los Veranos de la Villa
Madrid, Spain

WOMAD Cáceres
Cáceres, Spain

Tanzania

Sauti za Busara
Zanzibar, Tanzania

United Kingdom

Africa Oye
Annual African and world music festival.
Liverpool, England

Celtic Connections
Glasgow, Scotland

London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM)
London, England

Musicport Festival
Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

WOMAD Charlton Park
Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK

United States of America

California WorldFest
Grass Valley, California
Julie Baker, Executive Director of The Center for the Arts and California WorldFest
Office: 530-274-8384, ext 13

globalFEST
International world music festival and showcase.
New York City, USA

Globalquerque!
Annual world music festival in New Mexico.
Albuquerque, NM

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival
Annual world music festival.
Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Madison World Music Festival
Annual world music festival.
Madison, Wisconsin


Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
3-day reggae festival with some non-reggae world music content.
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, California

World Music Festival Chicago
Annual world music festival.
Chicago, Illinois

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