Planetrox

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    Credit: Étienne Dionne

    PLANETROX is a worldwide music competition whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2017, Envol et Macadam will continue expanding its ties to the rest of the world. Alternative bands from different countries will be able to sign up for the PLANETROX auditions and the chance to play at the next Envol et Macadam festival in Quebec City, Canada.

    The PLANETROX 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 year of PLANETROX will involve Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, China, Indonesia and Mexico.

    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; Rise Against, Bad Religion, IAM, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon, Bloc Party, Hatebreed, IAM, The Exploited, Blood for Blood, As I Lay Dying, Lights, No Usa For a Name, Lagwagon, Face to Face, Randy, NOFX, Screeching Weasel, Less Than Jake and Sublime With Rome are a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in past years.

    How does PLANETROX work ? Register your band and pick your best song (original compositions only). If you are chosen, send us a video and get people to vote for you!

    Registrations in most countries will be open in March 2017 to allow bands to register for PLANETROX . The international auditions will begin at the same time and will be open until May.