WOWFEST2020 – The International Music Exchange, Wells

WOWFest was created in 2018 by The International Music Exchange, Wells to allow young musicians from all over the world the chance to travel, make friends, learn from expert tutors, perform to new and enthusiastic audiences in beautiful venues and to discover the wonder of Wells.

Choirs, bands, orchestras and ensembles from all corners of the world are welcomed to England’s smallest city for an intense weekend of workshops, presentations, concerts and fun social activities. Concerts take place in the beautiful 12th Century Cathedral, the Bishops Palace, Cedars Hall and Wells’ majestic Town Hall. WOWFest is open to youth musical ensembles of all natures from across the globe, offering 4 days (3 nights) of joint concerts and performances, workshops, social activities and sight-seeing.

The next edition of WOWFest will take place from 17-20 July 2020, and will celebrate the works of L.VAN BEETHOVEN, uniting musicians from across the world in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Young musicians from all over the world come together for four days of making music and forming friendships. It is a chance to perform in front of hundreds in ‘England’s most poetic’ Cathedral, the brand new, state-of-the-art Cedars Hall, the medieval splendour of the Bishop’s Palace or Wells’ iconic Market Square. Experts lead the workshops which are tailored for each ensemble. You will perform further concerts to local audiences throughout the area and explore the ancient sites of Bath, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Stonehenge, all within very easy reach of the Festival site.

The next edition of WOWFest will take place from 17-20th July 2020. The 2020 Festival will celebrate the works of L.VAN BEETHOVEN,
uniting musicians from across the world in honour of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

The Festival package includes 3 nights’ half-board accommodation, entrance to the opening and closing ceremonies, 2 concerts, 1 workshop, social activities and sight-seeing schedule for each performing ensemble.

Costs: £250 per person in student accommodation (Wells Cathedral School boarding houses)
£340 per person in 3* hotel (eg Premier Inn, Wells)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR WOWFEST2020: Wednesday, 5 October 2019.
For further information please visit: www.wellsyouthmusicfest.co.uk