Contest for Emerging Bands

Bring your emerging music project on the stage of WMF

JUNE 15 · 16 · 17, 2023 / RIMINI EXPO CENTRE & ONLINE

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WMF 2023 opens the Contest for Emerging Bands, addressed to music groups and bands composed by young artists.

The winning band of the Contest will have the opportunity to perform and be awarded on the Mainstage, in front of thousands of attendees - 36,000 presences in 2022 - composed of participants, companies and stakeholders from all over the world.

From the nominations of the Contest are also selected other bands that will have the opportunity to perform on the Pool Stage, the stage located in the center of the Fairgrounds. More than 15 bands live performed during the three days of WMF2022, entertaining the attendees of the Festival.

Since the past editions, the WMF has always supported young artists, by creating opportunities to get in touch with an audience of large companies, investors, and players coming from the world of national and international innovation. To reach that goal, WMF also collaborates with different radio stations, such as Virgin Radio, RDS 100% Great Hits and RDS Next.

For its 11th edition - 15, 16 and 17 June 2023 at Rimini Expo Centre - the Festival opens the call dedicated to musicians: fill out the form to participate in the Emerging Band Contest

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  • an original unpublished song;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.

OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARDS

The winning band will have the opportunity to perform live and be awarded on the Mainstageof WMF2023, in front of the national and international audience composed by attendees, stakeholders and brands at the Rimini Fair and the public connected in live streaming all over the world.

Other bands candidate for the contest will instead be selected to perform live on the Pool Stage, the stage dedicated to live music located in the centre of the Fairgrounds, during the three days of the Festival.

By participating in the contest you have the opportunityto make yourself known both by a young and Italian and international audience, and by an audience of large companies, investors and players in the world of national and international innovation.

Take the opportunity to make your talent known: fill the form and participate in the Contest for Emerging Band!

Want to perform live at WMF 2023?

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

Winners of the previous edition

Semi d'Ortica, with their song "Tutto da rifare", are the winners of the Emerging Band Contest, realized by WMF2022 in collaboration with RDS Next. 

The band, composed of Chiara, Carmine, Luca and Thomas, performed live on the WMF Mainstage, in front of all the participants that were present at the Rimini Fair and those who followed the event online from all over the world.

Over 80 emerging bands have submitted their candidacy to the Contest, which had the mission to give concrete support to young music projects, giving young musicians the chance to take a challenge and play live on a stage with international resonance.

Congratulations to Semi d’Ortica!

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

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RIMINI EXPO CENTRE
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