BIME started out in 2013 with its sights set on the music of the future, reaching out to America. Today it is a meeting point for all kinds of professionals from more than 30 different countries, working in all areas of music and other cultural and creative industries. It is a space for connecting continents, doing business, sharing knowledge and discovering the latest innovations in anything and everything directly or indirectly related to music.
BIME PRO consists of a general programme with talks and conferences by professionals from all fields of the creative industries, plus a series of special activities including:
- BIME PRO Fests: festival congress for the sector’s professionals
- BIME PRO Start Up!: a startup convention for young entrepreneurs
- BIME PRO Campus: training programme for students
Europe and Latin America’s hottest new talent will be taking the stage at some of Bilbao’s most iconic venues, crossing borders to delight the city’s public. It will be a unique showcase for the headliners of future festivals, and the concerts are totally free.
The 2-day BIME Live event welcomes the current music scene’s top performers and upcoming promises on both the local and international scene, making it one of Europe’s biggest indoor festivals, with footfall from Spain and abroad.
Past events included shows by Imagine Dragons, Crystal Fighters, The National, PJ Harvey, Suede, Aphex Twin, Mogwai, Nina Kraviz, La Roux, Jon Hopkins, Slowdive, The Chemical Brothers, Moderat and Four Tet.