List of Former Winners

Since its foundation year in 1982 a total of 1727 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.

2019 -Blóðmör
2018 - Ateria
2017 - Between Mountains
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.