Building Bridges to EXPO 2025

Providing an opportunity for independent artists to perform at the World Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

KMC 2025, April - October

This special 16th edition of KMC will be held at venues in Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka from April to October 2025 in conjunction with EXPO 2025. During this time, performances by artists from various countries will periodically be featured at public spaces like shopping malls, outdoor stages and also at Expo 2025. Also, special workshops will be held at public schools in Osaka City to provide students with opportunities for cultural exchange through music.
Applications for KMC 2025 will be accepted from1st July to 15th August, 2024. For those who are interested, go here for more details!


As a registered Co-Creation Partner with the TEAM EXPO 2025 Programme, KMC aims to increase awareness about SDGs by creating, supporting and promoting co-creation challenges related to the 3 SDGs below.

Provide more opportunities for technical and vocational training to youth and adults, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
By partnering with educators, educational facilities and organizations, KMC will contribute to this objective by providing ways for youth to develop a career music and/or the music industry.

Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
To stress the importance of gender equality, KMC strives to include more women in activities, events, performances and seminars.

Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.
KMC will continue to focus on creating partnerships with artists, companies and organizations to encourage further involvement to help spread the word through music about these goals for sustainable development.