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The call for young musicians is now open!

Fill out the form to participate in the Emerging Bands Contest and perform during the three days of WMF!

In anticipation of the upcoming edition scheduled from June 13 to 15 at BolognaFiere, WMF - We Make Future is organizing the Emerging Bands Contest, dedicated to musical groups composed of young artists.

The selected bands will have the opportunity to perform during the event and be awarded on the Mainstage, in front of an audience that reached 60,000 attendees last year.

From the Contest applications, bands are also chosen to perform on the Pool Stage, the stage by the pool located in the center of the Exhibition Area.

TO WHOM IS IT ADDRESSED

The contest is addressed to young bands that want to get involved by proposing:

  • an original unpublished song;

  • or a cover of International or Italian song.

HOW DOES IT WORKS

To participate, you just need to fill the form below and upload one video of the song’s performance that you chose. Once the contest is closed, the selection of the winner will take place through two steps:

1. The audience of WMF votes the candidate performances;

2. The winning band will be selected, among the finalists, by the jury.

Check the regulations

OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS

The winning band will be awarded at WMF 2024 and will have the opportunity to perform live on the Mainstage in front of the audience at BolognaFiere and those tuning in worldwide through the event's live streaming. Other bands will also be selected to perform live during the three days on the dedicated live music stage located in the heart of the Exhibition Area.

By participating in the Emerging Bands Contest, you have the opportunity to showcase your talent to both national and international attendees of WMF, as well as an audience of major companies, investors, and players in the innovation world from around the globe.

Seize the opportunity to make your talent known: fill out the form and participate in the Emerging Bands Contest!

Winners of the previous edition

The Super Cumbia Super Cumbia e La Liga de la Alegría are the winners of the Emerging Bands Contest organized by WMF in collaboration with RDS Next!

The band, which incorporates instruments and rhythms from Latin American tradition in a mix of reggae, ragamuffin, and rap beats with optimistic lyrics, performed live on the Mainstage at WMF in front of all the attendees and those connected online from around the world.

Almost 300 emerging bands submitted their applications to the contest, which aimed to provide tangible support to young musical projects, allowing emerging bands to showcase their talents and perform live on a stage with international resonance.

Congratulations to Super Cumbia Super Cumbia e La Liga de la Alegría!

Want to perform live at WMF 2024?

Fill out the form below, and submit your music project to the Contest for Emerging Bands

Winners of the Contest and Concerts at WMF!

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Emerging Band Contest Winners - WMF 2022

Emerging Band Contest Winners - WMF 2022

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Live performance on the WMF 2022 Mainstage

Live performance on the WMF 2022 Mainstage

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Live performance on the WMF 2022 Mainstage

Live performance on the WMF 2022 Mainstage

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Emerging Band Contest Winners - WMF 2021

Emerging Band Contest Winners - WMF 2021

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Winners Music Contest - WMF18

Winners Music Contest - WMF18

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Winners Rock Contest - WMF17

Winners Rock Contest - WMF17

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Live performance on the WMF 2019 Mainstage

Live performance on the WMF 2019 Mainstage

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Performance of the song I 100 passi at WMF2020 - November

Performance of the song I 100 passi at WMF2020 - November

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Live performance for the Online WMF in June 2020

Live performance for the Online WMF in June 2020

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Environmental sustainability and music on Mainstage of WMF18

Environmental sustainability and music on Mainstage of WMF18

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Live performance at WMF19

Live performance at WMF19

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Live performance "Libera terra" - WMF2020 November

Live performance "Libera terra" - WMF2020 November

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Live performance "Ebano" - WMF2020 November

Live performance "Ebano" - WMF2020 November

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Live performance - A Pieno Respiro

Live performance - A Pieno Respiro

Some bands and artists at WMF

Semi d'Ortica - winners of the Contest Emerging Band at WMF 2022
Semi d'Ortica - winners of the Contest Emerging Band at WMF 2022
WMF 2022 - winners Semi d'Ortica
WMF 2022 - winners Semi d'Ortica
WMF2021 - winners Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - winners Yellow Monday
General Brothers - live performance at WMF17
General Brothers - live performance at WMF17
Cristina Chiabotto awards the winners of Music Contest at WMF18
Cristina Chiabotto awards the winners of Music Contest at WMF18
General Brothers - winners of the Rock Contest at WMF17 awarded by Giorgia Palmas and Cosmano Lombardo
General Brothers - winners of the Rock Contest at WMF17 awarded by Giorgia Palmas and Cosmano Lombardo
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
WMF2021 - Yellow Monday
Earthist - Live on the Mainstage of WMF16
Earthist - Live on the Mainstage of WMF16
Earthist - Live on the Mainstage of WMF16
Earthist - Live on the Mainstage of WMF16
Earthist - winners of Rock Contest at WMF16
Earthist - winners of Rock Contest at WMF16
Fosfena - winners of the Music Contest at WMF18, awarded by Cristina Chiabotto, Cosmano Lombardo and Massimiliano Montefusco of RDS
Fosfena - winners of the Music Contest at WMF18, awarded by Cristina Chiabotto, Cosmano Lombardo and Massimiliano Montefusco of RDS

JUNE 13 · 14 · 15, 2024
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