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YO!Fest 2017 Emerging Bands Contest

YO!Fest is the annual youth festival organised by the European Youth Forum that combines high-level political debates, thematic workshops, educational activities, live music and artistic performances creating a unique, fun and meaningful experience of participation.
This year's edition will be held in Maastricht on 7th February 2017 under the motto “Let’s YouthUP Europe!”.

In the framework of the YO!Fest 2017,  the European Youth Forum and Jeunesses Musicales International, in cooperation with the City of Maastricht and Muziekgeiterij, are inviting all European emerging bands to apply and have the chance to perform at YO!Fest 2017!

Who can apply

Bands with maximum 6 members coming 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);
- the band should play a genre that is accessible to a wide variety of people.

The band will get the travel to/from Maastricht (The Netherlands), local transport, accommodation and food covered + 50 euro fee per band member.

Each winner will have a 30 minutes performance on the Main Stage at YO!Fest 2017.

The winners will be announced by 11th of January by email and/or by telephone.

Bands are expected to arrive in Maastricht on the 6th, perform on the 7th and depart on the 8th of February.

Entries should be submitted by 4 January 2017,  with band's info, music and links.

Find out more: http://www.yofestebc.eu


European Youth Forum

The European Youth Forum was established in 1996 as the merger between the Coordination Bureau (ECB), the Council of European National Youth Committees (CENYC) and the Youth Forum of the European Union. It is the political platform of youth organisations towards the European Union and aims to promote the interests of young people and their organisations.

Get in touchyouthforum@youthforum.org

Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI)

Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) is the largest youth music NGO in the world, created in Brussels, Belgium in 1945 with the mission to "enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries". With a vast array of activities, JMI has established four priority activity fields: Young Musicians, Young Audiences, Youth Empowerment and Youth Orchestras & Ensembles.
Get in touchmail@jmi.net
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