MEDIMEX 2018 June, from 7 to 10, TARANTO

Medimex 2018
International Festival & Music Conference
Taranto, June from 7 to 10

Professional activities, Meet the Author event, panels, workshops, Puglia Sounds Musicarium, Medimex Songwriting Camp and exhibitions

Kraftwerk 3-D and Placebo live shows are exclusively Italian

Medimex 2018, International Festival & Music Conference promoted by Puglia Sounds, the Puglia Region program for the development of the Apulian music system, will take place in Taranto, another apulian city 100 km from Bari, from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 June. A change of location that brings the four days of live, professional activities, author meetings, workshops and exhibitions in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. A choice strongly desired by the Puglia Region and Puglia Sounds in the belief that the future of Taranto passes through beauty and culture. And the future is the guideline of this Medimex 2018 that develops through a dense program of initiatives aimed at music professionals and the general public.

Important the live section that will host numerous international and national artists and Apulian talents. Medimex 2018 headliners are already confirmed and will perform in Italian exclusive on the Main Stage in the waterfront roundabout: Thursday 7 June Kraftwerk, the great fathers of the world electronic scene, with Kraftwerk 3-D, and on Friday 8 June Placebo, one of the most important rock bands on the planet. The presale of the concerts is already active in the online circuit and bookingshow sales points. The price policy adopted by Medimex is accessible to allow everyone to participate: € 15.00 for a single evening and a ticket for both evenings at € 25.00. Saturday 9 June, however, will be the turn of the special evening, a big party for Taranto promoted by Birra Raffo, Medimex 2018 Main Sponsor. The rest of the live programming will be defined through a public notice to operators and agencies, already available on the web site, which will have the opportunity to propose concerts for Medimex 2018.

Space for Apulian talents with showcases dedicated to festival directors and representatives of Italian and international booking agencies of the jazz, world and indie / pop / rock scene present at Medimex. Artists and operators interested in sending applications could find information on

Also this year there will be numerous activities for the professional segment aimed at operators, artists and musical companies will have the opportunity to discuss the perspectives of the international and national market, promote their work and create new networks, face the challenges of the future of the agenda musical. Medimex 2018 will be an opportunity to meet festival directors, agencies, record labels, Italian and international stakeholders and participate in specific activities aimed at those working in the music world. The program includes panels and workshops, with authoritative experts, who will address some of the central themes of the music business: from collecting to blockchain, from streaming to the labels of the future. There are also numerous networking and B2B activities that will involve the operators and artists from Puglia. Puglia Sounds Musicarium returns, a school of music professions with authoritative teachers who will give lessons aimed at youngsters and this year, with an advanced version, also to professionals. Medimex Songwriting Camp is also confirmed, in which the young musicians from Puglia will be able to work on the artistic side in close contact with established authors and producers of the Italian scene.

Articulated the four-day program that will develop in many of the most evocative places in Taranto. The MArta museum will host, in Italian exclusive, the exhibition Kurt Cobain and Grunge: history of a revolution, edited by ONO Arte, with photos by Charles Peterson and Michael Lavine, world-renowned photographers privileged witnesses of the grunge revolution. The Aragonese Castle will host, in addition to professional activities, the “Meet the Author” events with important Italian and international artists, now among the most recognizable appointments of Medimex, while Villa Peripato will host Il Vynil and Independent Labels Market, confirmed after the success of last year. Other places in the city will host presentations, djets, contests, projections and numerous collateral activities.

An important new feature of this 2018 edition is the presence of private sponsors. For the first time, Medimex expands its network of partnerships to private individuals who have decided to invest in the project and in the city of Taranto: in addition to the Main Sponsor Birra Raffo, a historical brand linked to the history and identity of the City of Two Mari, Medimex also sees the presence of Conad always committed to supporting initiatives for the community and the territory. The partnerships with Apulia Film Commission and PugliaPromozione are also confirmed.

The detailed program of the Medimex 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks. Constant updates are available on the website .


Medimex is a Puglia Sounds project, the program of the Puglia Region for the development of the regional music system implemented with the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese as part of the Development and Cohesion Fund 2014-2020 – Pact for Puglia Area of Intervention IV “Tourism, culture and enhancement of natural resources.