Play On The Spanish Stage

Play On The Spanish Stage

If you’ve ever wanted to join musicians from all over the world onstage in Barcelona, IMEXA may have just the opportunity you’re looking for. The Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) is now accepting submissions for participation at the Primavera Sound music festival in Barcelona, Spain, on 28 May 2019. 

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Founded in 2001, IMEXSA's focus is to develop and increase the number of music exporters in South Africa by identifying trade opportunities and assisting companies to take advantage of those opportunities. IMEXSA is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and has been operating over the past eight years. During this time, the organization has presented unsigned and independent South African music professionals at Popkomm (Germany), WOMEX, Primavera Pro (Spain), Canada Music Week, MIDEM (France) and SXSW (US).

Primavera Sound's first edition took place in 2001 in Poble Espanyol and in 2005 it moved to the Parc del Fòrum. The festival frequently includes up and comers in independent music and well-established acts while presenting an array of styles and genres. Every installment of the festival has shown growth both in terms of numbers and in terms of media exposure both nationally and internationally. The first festival in 2001 closed with an attendance of 8000 people with the latest run in 2015 concluding with 190,000 attendees.

To apply, interested applicants should complete or download an application form on the IMEXSA website.

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