WOMEX, the international world music fair, has named Budapest as the host city for its 2015 edition.
The Hungarian capital beat off competition from over 20 European cities, including Barcelona, Vienna and Gothenburg, to win the bid.
Alexander Walter, WOMEX director of music programming, said: ‘Budapest offers exactly the right combination of conditions for hosting an international music event with manifold requirements, from global flight connections to sufficient hotel beds, and from experienced, well-networked partners to suitable festival, conference and trade fair venues – to name just a few.’
It will mark the first time the event has been held in an eastern European city.
WOMEX 2015 will take place from 21-25 October.