Showcase Scotland Expo promotes Scottish music and artists at the Babel Med event in France.
Babel Med is a three-day industry event, one of the busiest in Europe, which takes place annually in Marseille, France. Having just completed its 12th year, Showcase Scotland Expo takes a trade stand each year at Babel Med. We encourage Scottish and Scotland-based artists to send us any promo materials you’d like us to distribute on the stand.
Having brought French delegates to Scotland for The Visit 2015 and given that France was the international partner for Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections 2016, we increased the Scottish presence at Babel Med 2016. The Showcase Scotland Expo trade stand featured a bigger range of music from Scotland than ever before as you can see in the picture above.
We also organised the Scotland’s Musical Map conference which was chaired by Jo Frost from Songlines and featured Craig Corse (Orkney Folk Festival), Donald Shaw (Celtic Connections) & Lisa Whytock (The Spree, Paisley). This was a great opportunity for the audience to learn about Scotland’s wide variety of festivals.
Breabach were also selected as the only UK act in this year, and the only Scottish act in the history of Babel Med, to showcase at the event. They played an absolutely storming set on the Friday night in the Chapiteau. The concerts are open to paying punters, as well as delegates, and they went bonkers for the bagpipes!
Babel Med 2017 saw the daytime element of the event move to a new venue and Showcase Scotland Expo once again had a stand featuring the best of Scottish music and whisky.