Músíktilraunir 2013, tónlistarhátíð í Reykjavík 17.-23. mars 2013


The I.M.E has been the main venue for young & uprising bands in Iceland since 1982. The festival is in the form of four semi-final nights and one grand final-night. Around 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, 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.Bands like Pascal Pinon, Samaris and Of Monsters and Men all had their jumpstart at the I.M.E. 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,SENA, Rás 2 (National radio station 2) and FÍH (The association of icelandic musicians).

Semi-finals for the I.M.E. (Músíktilraunir) will be held on the 17.-20th of March at Harpa. The final night is on the 23rd of March at Harpa.

Tickets will be available through www.midi.is and www.harpa.is. Semifinals 1.000 isk. and the finals 1.500 isk.

The registration for the I.M.E. starts 18th of february and ends 3rd of march.  Registration (skráning) will only be available here through our website. 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.

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.


Upptökur frá úrslitum Músíktilrauna 1992-2012