What is Emergenza festival?

  • 【The world’s largest live competition】If you win, you will be able to perform at the German outdoor festival (Taubertal).(*Emergenza will cover travel expenses to Germany, accommodation expenses, festival performance fees, etc.)
  • 【Tournament format】
    Preliminary➡Semi Final➡Area (Osaka/Nagoya) Final➡Japan Final➡Performance at German outdoor festival
  • You can perform at famous live houses such as 1000CLUB, Misono Universe, Shibuya eggman, and Abeno ROCKTOWN!
  • There will also be online voting for the Tokyo competition, so artists living in rural areas will also have a chance to win!

Every year, national qualifying rounds are held in Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Australia, South Korea, etc.
➡An international final is held once a year to decide the world’s number one.

①Register for entry at https://emergenza.live ⇒
②Band meeting ⇒
③Participation fee 15,000 yen⇒
④Live performance ⇒
⑤ Live appearance in the semi-finals and finals (no additional cost) ⇒
⑥Win the Japan tournament and perform at the German outdoor festival



1.It all started with an idea in 1991…
  • In 1991, a group of fellow musicians got together and the idea for a music festival was born.
  • The first festival was held in Rome in 1992, with an audience of 245 people.
  • After 5 months, the number of spectators was 3000!
  • This later became the Emergenta Festival.
2.Growth of Emergenza from 1993 to 1995
  • Created first compilation album in 1993
  • 1995 A logo representing Emergenza is created.
3.The birth of a festival for indie bands in Europe
  • Held for the first time outside Italy on January 7, 1996
  • 113 bands participated in the French competition, and the number of live performances was 23.
  • The first European final was held at the Astoria in London in 1997.
4.From 2001 to 2007, from Europe to the world. . .
  • 2001: Expanded from Paris to Canada (first American tournament held in Quebec)
  • Held in 5 cities in America in 2002
  • In 2003, 700 bands participated in the first American competition, and 190 live performances were performed.
  • 54 compilation albums were produced in 10 years.
  • In 2004, 2,876 Americans participated, joining 16,000 Europeans.
  • In 2005, there will be 70 host cities in the United States.
  • In 2005, a total of 9000 bands participated in 3000 live performances.
  • 2006: Expanded to Australia (Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide)
  • Expanded to Japan in 2007
5.2008-2019 Further expansion to the world – Interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Expansion into Czech Republic/Slovakia/Russia
  • 2010 Hanato Chiruran is the best in the world
  • 2011 Nico & Vinz become the best in the world (winner prize: European tour)
  • Australia tournament expands west to Perth
  • Expansion into Korea
  • 2013 TarO & JirO (currently goodmoon) 4th place in the world➡Major debut from Teichiku
  • 2014 Nico&Vinz “Am I wrong” 4th place in US, 1st place in UK
  • 2015 Osaka Tournament START Ninja Beats performs for the world’s #1 German president
  • 2016 ninja beats (winner prize: European tour)
  • 2017 SNARE COVER won the Best Singer Award➡Major debut from Victor
  • 2019 ulma sound junction ranks 3rd in the world and performs as an opening act for ZEBRAHEAD➡Major debut from King Records
  • 2020-2021 Suspension due to the new coronavirus pandemic Russia, Australia, South Korea, and the Czech Republic continue to be suspended
6.From 2022: Reopening and re-expanding to the world with a new system

・・2022 Emergenza restart
・2023 TRAinnovation will be number one in the world➡Performed on the main stage in front of over 10,000 people
・Planning the 2024 Nagoya Games
・From 2025: Plans are underway to reopen the Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, and Australia