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The 4th edition of the European Youth Event converges in Strasbourg on the 8th and 9th of October 2021, bringing together thousands of young people from all over the EU and beyond!

In this framework, JM International joined forces with the European Parliament for a brand new edition of the European Emerging Bands Contest! The contest presents an opportunity for much-needed connection as well as providing a platform for the best new European musical acts to perform and be discovered.

The Contest was launched on July 15th and closed on September 1st, receiving applications from bands and solo artists based in 27 different European countries. The EP and JMI technical jury, together with the #EYE2021 Youth Jury, has narrowed the talent from 150 acts to the final 6 … and now it’s time for everybody to meet the 2021 EBC Winners!

Pandem (Italy)

Andrea Turchi aka Pandem has been running this musical project since 2019, combining the release of singles with the direction of his video clips. Pandem has a powerful and contagious energy, with lyrics imbued with a critical sociological gaze. Pandem photographs reality and returns it like a mirror to move people's souls.

Possimiste (Iceland)

Possimiste is a new solo project in the Icelandic music scene by Leeni. Their psychedelic and experimental pop music will make us travel to faraway places, even galactic dimensions. Possimiste has won the Icelandic radio station X977 “Sykurmolinn” competition for the best new artist with the single " Paradise" and has a debut album called "Youniverse" released in summer 2021.

Pantaloons (Slovenia)

Pantaloons trio is a community of three Slovenian “clumsy fellows” as they like to call themselves. Luka, Aljaž and David Nik first emerged as part of the Chilli Brass Band in 2016 where they started experimenting with musical melodies and rhythms in a jam session form. After a few compositions, they placed their unique music style on the map of electronic dance music with a hint of jazz, funk, breakbeat, dubstep, and many more. Their electro fanfare sounds will invade the EYE Village!

DEUXES (United Kingdom)

Deuxes are a soul/indie duo of sisters (Francesca & Martine) from North West London. The pair features a mixture of bold bass lines and soulful harmonies with influences from Motown to modern rock. Following a string of live shows and festivals in 2021, the girls are currently gearing up to release a new EP ‘LOUD’ set to drop in early 2022. Expect to be transported away with hypnotic guitar riffs and roaring vocals!

Alex Eye (Portugal)

Alex is an r&b Portuguese singer, songwriter and producer. Due to family influences, he started to develop his passion for music at the age of 5, learning drums and Music Theory at the conservatory. In 2020, he released his first Single Savana, produced by his own music label NewGen, a combination of urban crossover sounds that will delight the audience.

The Planetoids (Germany)

Jonas, Lucas and Sven from Germany are Planetoids, an Indie/Disco/Pop band full of energy that will make your hips shake and your heart jump a beat! The Planetoids released their self-produced debut record in 2017, and are currently working on a piece of concept art consisting of four EPs. The band offers happy, groovy, organic and analogue music.

During the selection process, musical criteria, genre and geographical balance have been taken into account. Other than a cash prize of 1000€, each finalist has the opportunity to perform for 30 minutes, in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and of thousands of young people from all over Europe, providing much-needed exposure at a time when opportunities for emerging acts are limited.

The concerts will take place on Friday and Saturday between 19:00 and 21:00 and will be open to all young people registering before the start of the concert.

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