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List of Former Winners

Since its foundation year in 1982 a total of 1180 bands have participated in IME. Each festival has given birth to new emerging bands that stand out as winners. The long time success of the winning bands varies but it is safe to say that IME builds a bridge that connects new aspiring musical artists to the music scene in Iceland and abroad.

 

Mínus, Mammút, Of Monsters and Men, Agent Fresco, Samaris and Vök are all bands that have won the IME in recent years and have had huge success internationally ever since. Their success highlights the importance of IME and the opportunities it brings to young artists.

 

 

List of winners from the beginning:

 

2016 - Hórmónar
2015 - Rythmatik
2014 - Vio
2013 - Vök  
2012 - RetRoBot 
2011 - Samaris 
2010 - Of Monsters and Men 
2009 - Bróðir Svartúlfs 
2008 - Agent Fresco 
2007 - Shogun 
2006 - The Foreign Monkeys 
2005 - Jakobínarína 
2004 - Mammút 
2003 - Dáðadrengir 
2002 - Búdrýgindi 
2001 - Andlát 
2000 - XXX Rottweiler hundar 
1999 - Mínus 
1998 - Stæner 
1997 - Soðin Fiðla 
1996 - Stjörnukisi 
1995 - Botnleðja (Silt) 
1994 - Maus 
1993 - Yukatan 
1992 - Kolrassa Krókríðandi (Bellatrix) 
1991 - Infusoria (Sororicide) 
1990 - Nabblastrengir (Umbilical Cords) 
1989 - Laglausir 
1988 - Jójó 
1987 - Stuðkompaníið 
1986 - Greifarnir 
1985 - Gipsy 
1984 - No festival because of a teachers strike
1983 - Dúkkulísurnar 
1982 - D.R.O.N.