• Envol et Macadam announce the return of the PLANETROX auditions!

    Monday March 5th 2012

    Quebec City, Marsh 5th, 2012. The PLANETROX auditions were held for the first time in 2011 and were a big success among musicians and music lovers around the world. The auditions allowed Envol et Macadam to strengthen its ties to the rest of the planet by bringing alternative music bands from 15 different countries to Quebec City for the 2011 edition of the festival.

    The PLANETROX project was initiated in collaboration with the City of Quebec and it is an international undertaking. Its mission is to discover the best up-and-coming group in each of the participating countries and to then present them to the festival’s audience. The second edition will include Canada, The United States, France, Belgium, United Kingdom,Germany, Morocco, Irland, Italy, Czech Republic,Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea. The winning bands will perform on the Festival’s stages in Quebec City from September 6th until 8th  2012.

    Envol et Macadam continues to innovate and develop projects that offer up-and-coming local and international bands the opportunity to participate in an event that annually attracts thousands of music lovers and numerous industry professionals. It’s lineup attracts a young and hip crowd: Rise Against, IAM, Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum41, Pennywise, The Sounds, Metric, Jean Leloup, Raekwon and Bloc Party are but a few of the renowned artists that have participated in the festival and pleased crowds during previous editions.

    Canadian bands can register online for PLANETROX from Marsh 5th until April 13th. Auditions will begin on May 24th. Here is a list of dates and cities in Quebec where auditions will be taking place:

    Trois-Rivières- Nord-Ouest Café – 24 mai

    (Regions in competition : Mauricie and Lanaudière)

    Victoriaville- Cactus bar – 25 mai

    (Regions: Estrie and Centre-du-Québec)

    Montréal- Petit Campus – 28 mai

    (Regions : Montréal, Laval, Montérégie, Laurentides, Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue)

    Saguenay- Le Bunker – 1er  juin

    (Regions : Saguenay – Lac-St-Jean, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, Nord-du-Québec)

    Quebec- Chez Dagobert – 2 juin

    (Regions : Capitale-Nationale, Chaudières-Appalaches, Bas St-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

    For rules and registration form, please visit

    We would like to thank all the partners of the PLANETROX auditions, a project that is supported by City of Quebec,  Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Womenof Quebec, Musique Richard Gendreau, EXOSHOP and Delta Quebec Hotel.