• Envol et Macadam Present the 5th Edition of the Planetrox Auditions

    Tuesday February 10th 2015

    Quebec City, February 10th, 2015. Envol et Macadam is proud to announce the return of the PLANETROX auditions for the fifth consecutive year. The auditions were presented for the first time in 2011 and have been a success ever since, garnering appreciation from artists as well as music lovers, who greatly appreciate the various musical discoveries to be made. Throughout the years, Envol et Macadam has thus strengthened its ties to the rest of the planet, allowing alternative music bands from a number of countries to converge in Quebec City and perform at the festival. 

    The PLANETROX project was developed with the collaboration of the City of Quebec. It is an international competition and its mission is to discover the best up-and-coming bands from each of the participating countries and to then present them to the festival's audiences. The 2015 edition will include musical talents from ten different participating countries (Canada, the United States, Mexico, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Indonesia, Japan and the Czech Republic), who will perform on the festival's stages in Quebec City from September 10th to 12th. The PLANETROX auditions provide the capital city with an opportunity to gain artistic recognition on an international scale, giving a unique dimension to the festival. 

    The 2015 edition is already shaping up to be memorable for Envol et Macadam, as it will be celebrating its 20th year this September. The organization has thus been providing support to up-and-coming bands for the past 20 years, all the while continuing to innovate ways for both local and international acts to participate in an event that annually attracts thousands of avid music lovers as well a number of industry professionals. The festival is presented in a unique urban setting that charms both artists and audience, and its line-up is geared toward a young and hip crowd: NOFX, Pennywise, Bloc Party, Rise Against, Less Than Jake, Sublime with Rome, IAM, Metric, Jean Leloup, Lagwagon and No Use For a Name are but a few of the renowned artists that have delighted festival goers by playing at the Envol et Macadam festival throughout previous editions. 

    Bands from Quebec may register for PLANETROX between February 10th and April 3rd. Online voting will be open from April 16th to 30th, and the auditions will subsequently be held in different cities throughout the province. Here are cities and the dates they will be visited:

    Saguenay- Les 4 Barils - May 23rd
    (Regions: Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec)

    Montreal- Petit Campus - May 24th
    (Regions: Montreal, Laval, Montérégie, Laurentides, Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue)

    Victoriaville- Cactus Resto-Bar - May 29th
    (Regions: Estrie, Centre-du-Québec, Mauricie, Lanaudière)

    Quebec City- Le Cercle - June 5th
    (Region: Capitale-Nationale)

    Lévis- Le Cluster - June 6th
    (Regions: Chaudières-Appalaches, Bas St-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

    For rules, dates of international auditions and to access the registration form, visit:

    We would like to thank the PLANETROX auditions’ partners: la Ville de Québec and le Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine du Québec.

    Stay informed via the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages. All information regarding the festival is also available on their website:

    François Valenti
    Envol et Macadam/Oval Représentation