European Youth Forum Emerging Bands Contest 2017

European Youth Forum Emerging Bands Contest 2017

Deadline: January 4, 2017

The European Youth Forum and JM International will once again launch the popular Emerging Bands Contest, this time in cooperation with the City of Maastricht and Muziekgeiterij. The aim is to find the best young European bands and give them the opportunity to perform at the biggest political youth event in Europe, helping them to boost their career in front of an international public, opening for exciting headliners.


  • The winning bands will get the travel to/from Maastricht, local transport, accommodation and food covered to play on stage at the European Youth Event 2017.


Open to Bands with maximum 6 members from:

  • European Union member countries;
  • EU candidate countries (Albania, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey);
  • EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland);
  • The average age of the band members should not exceed 26 (no members may be over 30 years old);
  • Bands should play a genre that is accessible to a wide variety of people.

Application Process

Apply here!

For more information, visit Emerging Bands Contest.