The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, co-sponsoring institution and host of the WOMEX 2018 trade fair, makes available to the general public a total of 750 invitations for the three nights of concerts scheduled in the Plaza de la Música on Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October.
The German company Piranha, organizer of the fair, allocates the musical program of WOMEX to the delegates accredited at the event. In this edition, however, from the wish formulated to the organization by the Councilor for Culture of the City Council, Encarna Galván, aa notable number of invitations for the general public for concerts in the Plaza de la Música. Likewise, the organization has programmed WOMEX Festival, a poster that includes 46 concerts, six DJ sessions and three films available to the public through the purchase of tickets or individual tickets.
With regard to the invitations, 250 for each of the nights, these will be delivered starting on Thursday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m., at the Information Point of Santa Catalina Park. Each person can withdraw a maximum of two invitations, until the 750 available, from Monday to Sunday from 09.00 to 15.00 and from 16.00 to 1.00. With artists from countries such as Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Greece, Niger, Tunisia, Senegal, France, Belgium and Spain, among many others, the concerts scheduled in the Plaza de la Música will start at 9:00 p.m.
In addition to the concerts in the Plaza de la Música, on Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October, the programmed performances will be held in the Gabriel Rodó hall of the OFGC as well as in the symphonic hall, the Jerónimo Saavedra, the San Borondón and the one of camera, all of them belonging to the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus.
There are forty-five bands (in addition to DJs and films) from around the world, which have been selected by a specialized international jury that has had to choose between more than 2,000 proposals. And, in addition, the opening gala, which will have four other bands.