Music Festival

March 10-16, 2024


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Do You Want to Join?

Want to know more about how to register or how many songs the bands need to play? 

Registration is only done online through the website and 40-50 bands will be selected to participate. Applications will be open from February 25th and registration will be open until February 19, 2024.

The participation fee is 3,800 kr. per person/band member in 2024.

The IME is intended for young people between the ages of 13-25. The IME Executive Committee reserves the right to reject bands from participating if their demo does not meet the minimum music requirements set for the competition or if the participation fee has not been paid on time or for other reasons.

On each night of the semi-finals, each band must perform two original songs. Their total performance time can be no more than 10 minutes. On the final night, each band must perform three original songs. Bands are not required to perform the same songs from the preliminary nights in the finals. Their total duration can not be more than 12 to 15 minutes.

On each night of the semi-finals, the audience selects one band/music act to advance to the finals, and the judging panel also selects one band/music act.


Note that after all the semi-finals, the judging panel may select additional bands/music acts to advance to the finals. It is therefore possible to advance despite not having moved forward on its night of the semi-finals.


This will be announced on the IME website after the end of the semi-finals, and the bands/music acts involved will also be called on the phone.


Only the judging panel selects the winners on the final night, but the audience and listeners select the People's Band in a phone vote.