Eight of the best bands from eight different countries are ready to face off in Maastricht for the Imagine global title.
Welcome to the 2018 Imagine International Final. This is a night of live music like no other.
From the Afro-fusion of Zimbabwean Kwiseka, to the banging beats of Swedish Fridlyst.
From the Latin-jazz of Brazil's Arthur Endo to punk-rock of Croatia's Home Conflict.
Eight young up-and-coming bands from a round the world, each champions of their national Imagine competitions, will compete to be crowned Imagine International Winners.
At Imagine, each bands plays and gives it everything they got, and the expert jury of musicians and insustry pros will pick one winner.
- Arthur Endo, a latin jazz guitar virtuoso from Brazil
- Caravan Joe, a one-man blues band from Norway
- Home Conflict a punk-rock outfit from Croatia
- Fridlyst, a hip-hop trio from Sweden
- Kweseka, an afro-fusion band from Zimbabwe
- Whybe, a singer-songwriter from the Netherlands*
- Mith, a Polish rock band
- tRuckks, a skatecore group from France
Local rockers Indicolite will entertain while the jury decides on who will win Imagine 2018.
Join us live in Maastricht at the Muziekgieterij or tune in for the livestream via Facebook Live on the Imagine page - facebook.com/imaginefestivals.
Music fans from around the world will be watching, with almost 8,000 tuning in last year.
*Sadly Lucky will be unable to perform due to illness. However, we are incredibly grateful and excited to have Maastricht's very own WHYBE stepping in to perform and represent the Netherlands.
Imagine is brought to you by JM International - JMI in partnership with the Muziekgieterij, TuneCore, BELSPO and the EU: Culture programme.