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Best World Music Festival

About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2013

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The nominations have been tallied and the finalists have been selected for this years About.com World Music Readers' Choice Awards, where you get to weigh in on the 2013 Best World Music Festival winner.

Nominees in the Best World Music Festival category need to meet a few simple criteria: they should present multiple bands, artists, or performance groups (at least four) over a stretch of time that spans anywhere from one day to two weeks. (Longer events should be entered in the Best World Music Concert Series category.) They should include a substantial lineup of international or regional roots musicians, though need not exclusively program world music. Their focus can be broadly-based, covering a huge number of artists from around the world, or it can be homed in on a hyper-specific genre of international music, with just a few key artists represented, or it can fall anywhere in between those two extremes. Nominated festivals can be either indoors or outdoors, free or ticketed, and located anywhere on the planet.

The voting phase runs from February 19, 2013 to March 19, 2013, and each individual can vote once per category per day, so come back often, and tell all of your friends! Winners receive bragging rights and the knowledge that you, their fans, love them dearly.

To see all of this year's categories, a timeline, and other nuts and bolts, and vote for the other seven categories, visit the World Music Readers' Choice Awards information page.

So without further ado, here are this year's nominees!

Thank you so much for taking a moment to vote in these polls, and don't forget to encourage your friends and fellow fans to do so as well!

RELATED: 2012 World Music Readers' Choice Award Winners

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