About the Imagine Festival

All over the world, from Zimbabwe to France to Scandinavia, national Imagine festivals (in Norway known as UKM) gather thousands of young musicians playing all kinds of music. These festivals highlight  some of the very best young bands and ensembles in their respective countries, whether it’s rock bands, jazz groups, ensembles playing classical music, hip hop crews, DJs or something completely different.


Every year, the best groups and musicians from these festivals meet for one big international Imagine festival. This year the festival will fill the city of Kristiansand in Southern Norway August 1st - 3rd, with three days of workshops, mini concerts and the big final concert in the Kilden concert hall. In addition to the young musicians coming from all over Norway, Europe and Africa, the festival welcomes a group of young organisers that will get the chance to learn more about making festivals and promoting them to the local community and the rest of the world.


THE ORGANISERS: Imagine is a project of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the largest youth music NGO in the world. This years festival is hosted by Jeunesses Musicales Norway (Musikk og Ungdom) in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales International, UKM Norway,

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