Get WOMEX Ready: UK visas explained

Get WOMEX Ready: UK visas explained

Get all the information you need to ensure a smooth entry to the UK as an artist, speaker, delegate, or crew member.

This webinar offers information, guidance and support for anyone attending WOMEX 24 in Manchester as an artist, conference speaker, delegate, exhibitor, film presenter or a member of crew. It will focus on the movement of people, not the movement of goods. 

WOMEX 24 is the 30th edition of the Worldwide Music Expo, happening in Manchester between 23-27 October.

Webinar date:
Thursday 11 July, 4pm UK time

The session will include:

  • UK entry requirements & who will require a visa
  • Information about coming to the UK as a Standard Visitor & the documentation you will require
  • Welcome Letter & Visa Invitation Letters supplied by WOMEX
  • Information about what to expect at the UK border
  • Information about other plans in the UK, pre or post WOMEX
  • Resources and how to get in touch
  • Time to ask questions


Rachel Down, WOMEX 24 Lead Producer (Manchester Music City / English Folk Expo)

Zelie Flach, European Officer (Wales Arts International / Arts Infopoint UK)

Nicola Smyth, Senior Manager, International (Arts Council England / Arts Infopoint UK)

Register for the webinar

We encourage everyone to:

If you can’t come along to the webinar, we’ll post a recording on our website afterwards.

More Information

The ‘Get WOMEX Ready’ series is produced by Brighter Sound as part of the WOMEX 24 legacy programme.

Manchester Music City, the local WOMEX 24 partner, is led by Brighter Sound, English Folk Expo, Manchester City Council and Marketing Manchester, with support from Horizons, Arts Council England, British Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Arts Infopoint UK is a partnership initiative of the 4 Arts Councils and cultural agencies of the UK. They develop free, practical and reliable resources and information around international cultural mobility. They provide information and guidance to international artists and companies coming to the UK, and UK venues and companies who want to invite and host international creative visitors.

Photo credits:

Header image: Ustad Noor Bakhsh showcase at WOMEX23 by Jacob Crawfurd