• Envol et Macadam seeks new bands for PLANETROX 2014

    Tuesday February 4th 2014

    Quebec City, February 4th, 2014. Envol et Macadam is proud to announce the PLANETROX auditions for the fourth year in a row. Numerous artists but also the thrill-seeking public have considered this event a great success since the very beginning in 2011. Envol et Macadam was able to connect with the alternative music scene of many different countries by inviting their emerging bands to the beautiful city of Quebec for some of the recent editions of the festival.

    PLANETROX is a project that was developed in collaboration with the municipality and the main objective is to find the best emerging bands from the invited countries and then place them in the limelight. The 2014 edition will show the talent of musicians from ten different countries (Canada, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Indonesia, Japan and Czech Republic). Their live performance will please the public of the festival between the 4th and the 6th of September. The PLANETROX auditions give a unique dimension to the festival and provide the city with an opportunity to broaden its artistic influence around the globe.

    The festival Envol et Macadam has been supporting emerging bands for the last 19 years and remains a opportunity for the up and coming bands to take part in an event which attracts thousands of music fans as well as many professionals of the industry. All of that happens in a very unique urban setting while the program appeals to the young and trendy audience. Numerous notorious bands such as NOFX, Pennywise, Bloc Party, Rise Against, IAM, Metric, Jean Leloup, Lagwagon and No Use For A Name are some of the few who have performed in front of an enthusiastic public during the past editions of the festival.

    Registration for the Canadian bands will be open from February 4th to April 3rd. The online voting process will occur between the 16 and 30 of April and the auditions will be held in different cities across the country. You will find below the dates and cities for the audition in the province of Quebec:

    Rimouski- Chez Pull – May 24th

    (Regions : Bas St-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine)


    Québec- Le Cercle – May 29th

    (Regions : Capitale-Nationale, Chaudières-Appalaches)


    Victoriaville- Cactus Resto-Bar – May 30th

    (Regions : Estrie, Centre-du-Québec, Mauricie, Lanaudière)


    Saguenay– Le Klube –  May 31th

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


    Montréal- Petit Campus – June 1st

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


    To have more information about the rules, the dates of the international auditions or to get the registration form please visit

    This project is supported by the city of Quebec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ministère de la condition féminine du Québec.

    Thanks to all the partners of the PLANETROX auditions.