Demofest is the greatest pop / rock demo festival in the Balkan region, where unrecognized musical bands who want to present their original work and stand up for Demofest awards compete. The aim of the festival is to popularize the music creation and promotion of music and cultural norms of the new generations. The festival is held every year in Banja Luka during the month of July. Demofest was first held in 2008, when it welcomed 36 competing bands from 5 countries, 39 accredited media in the region and more than 20,000 visitors during seven days of the festival. A significant part of the popularity of the festival consists of revue concerts of famous musical names.
Eighth this year (2016), Demofest again reaches a record number of applications - 461 of them! Due to renovations summer stage, the festival moved to another, more spacious part of the fortress Kastel, who during the three days of the festival entirely converted into Demofest city. In Banja Luka came the Gentleman and their band The Evolution, Belgian sensation Triggerfinger, regional forces Who See and T.B.F, as well as former participants, now regional stars like M.O.R.T and Irie FM.