• Envol et Macadam to hold PLANETROX auditions in 15 different countries!

    Thursday March 10th 2011

    Québec, March 10th2011. In 2011, Envol et Macadam will be expanding its ties to the rest of the world and hitting it with a big bang: alternative bands from 15 different countries will be able to sign up for their PLANETROX auditions and thechance to play at the next Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, Canada.


    ThePLANETROX project is an initiative of Envol et Macadam in collaboration with the City of Quebec. The mission of this international undertaking is to discover the best up-and-coming bands in each of the participating countries and to present them to the public at the Envol et Macadam Festival each September. This first year of PLANETROX will involve Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.


    Envol et Macadam is Quebec’s top alternative music festival. It continues to innovate and to develop projects that allow local and international up-and-coming artists the chance to take part in an event that annually attracts over 20,000 music fans, as well as many industry professionals. Its programming appeals to a young and hip crowd; Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon and Bloc Party are but a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in past years.

    Canadian bands may register for PLANETROX online from March 12th to April 22nd. The international auditions will begin on June 1stand continue until the end of July.

    Locations and dates for auditions in Canada:


    Quebec City- Chez Dagobert – June 1st

    Trois-Rivières- Nord-Ouest Café – June 2nd

    Victoriaville- Cactus bar – June 3rd

    Montreal- Petit Campus – June 5th

    Rimouski- Bar chez Pull – June 9th

    Saguenay- Le Bunker – June 11th

    St-Jean-sur-Richelieu– Bar Metric – June 15th

    Papineauville- Bar Chez Mo’ – June 19th

    Vancouver – The Clutch – June 22nd

     Toronto – The Bovine Sex Club – June 25th

    For rules and application form, visit

    We would like to thank the following sponsors of the PLANETROX auditions for their support: la Ville de Québec, le Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine du Québec, Discount, Musique Richard Gendreau, Boutique EXO and l’Hôtel Delta Québec