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 SENA, 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 participation fee 2014 is 7000 ISK.

Semi-finals for the I.M.E - 2014 will be held on the 30th of March - 2nd of April at Harpa. The final night is on the 5th of April 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.