FEST: Karel Music Expo 2019 (Italy)

Posted by:  Vox Day  | When:  –  | Where: Cagliari, Sardinia, ITA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands

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Karel Music Expo (KME) 2019 is reserving three (3) slots for Sonicbids artists. Selected artists will be offered flights from European destinations, accommodations, dinner!

The festival happens Oct 3-5, 2019. 

The Opportunity

KME is the first music festival in Sardinia, Italy, entirely dedicated to the indie universe. Its mission is to create effective connections among local, national and international labels, media, and artists. 

KME 2019 is an unprecedented opportunity for international labels to have their bands showcasing in front of an exclusive group of high-level music and media professionals, as well as network in the Mediterranean area. The topic of this 12th edition will be "In the name of the children", meaning, heritage, future, tenderness, escape, rebellion. development.

Past Headliners Include:
David Byrne, Robert Plant, Robyn Hitchcock, Tricky, John Parish, Tambours du Bronx, Zita Swoon, Joe Lally

Past Sonicbids Winners Include:
Babysun, Nive Nieson & The Deer Children, Rachel Taylor-Beales, Spaceships Are Cool, Autumn Owls, Lovely Quinces

The Band

  • Three 30-min showcase opportunities are reserved for Sonicbids artists, particularly one European artist and one non-European artist
  • KME is seeking both European and World (including the United States). Contestants are judged on the quality of songs, the recordings, and any other material readily available
  • Applications are open to all bands (5 members or less) and artists who write and sing original music

The Gig


  • Basic backline, PA, and sound equipment will be provided by the festival
  • Sets are 30 min showcases 
Additional Compensation Details:
  • The selected artists will be offered flights from European destinations connected to Cagliari, local accommodations, internal transfers and dinner on the evening of the performance. Extra-European flights will not be included.