The Icelandic Music Experiments has been the main venue for young & uprising bands in Iceland since 1982. The festival is in the form of three to five semi-final nights and one grand final-night. Up to 40 bands participate every year in great venues around the city, surrounded by professional staff and friendly atmosphere.

The main goal of the I.M.E. is to make way for young and uprising musicians from Iceland, giving them an opportunity to perform on a professional level and even get rewarded with spectacular prices that include recording sessions, music instruments etc. Throughout the years, I.M.E. has proven to be a milestone for young and upcoming bands and is still a great venue for our evergrowing icelandic music scene. Apart from all the great companies that have supported us through the years; music stores,recording studios etc., we have had the great support from Icelandair, Rás 2 (National radio station 2) and FÍH (The association of icelandic musicians).

Every year, 40-50 bands/musicians are offered a chance to perform. Hitt Húsið will select and approve the applications, based on the rules of the I.M.E. Those who will be rejected, will get their registration fee back.

The registration for the I.M.E - 2013 starts 18th of february and ends 3rd of march.  Registration will only be here through our website ( called skráningarsíða in the menu on the left ). Applicants have to fill out the application form, send in two songs (mp3‘s), make a brief text/description of the band and provide a high quality digital band/artist picture.

The participation fee 2013 is 7000 ISK.

Semi-finals for the I.M.E - 2013 will be held on the 17.-20th of March at the Silfurberg, Harpan. The final night is on the 23th of March at the same venue.

Tickets will be available on www.midi.is. Each semifinal night is 1.000 isk. and the final night is 1.500 isk.