UPBEAT is the European Showcase Platform for World Music, currently counting 14 festivals among its members.
This platform, co-funded by Creative Europe, supports European world musicians, festivals and professionals, with a focus on sustainability and talent discovery. Our mission is to create a forward-thinking and thriving world music industry in the region.
We are a support system for the most prominent and promising European world music showcases and festivals. We shape the future of the European music industry by supporting new talent, music in original language, and by facilitating stronger connections between local professionals. We also support sustainable developments. Our quest is to ensure a thriving and forward thinking world music scene in Europe, with a wide artistic and social impact, for the benefit of artists, festivals, audiences alike.