PLANETROX is a worldwide music competition whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2013, Envol et Macadam will be expanding its ties to the rest of the world and hitting it with a big bang: alternative bands from different countries will be able to sign up for their 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 third year of PLANETROX will involve Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Japan, China, Malaysia, 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; Bad Religion, Mastodon, Sum 41, Pennywise, Karkwa, The Sounds, Metric, Malajube, Raekwon, Bloc Party, Hatebreed, IAM, The Exploited, As I Lay Dying, No Use For A Name and Lagwagon are but a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in past years.
How does PLANETROX works? 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!
Canadian bands may register for PLANETROX online from March 12th to April 19th. The international auditions will begin at the end of June and continue until the end of July.
A Gunshot Ride
Gouroux du Rock
The Press Tones
Scotch N Bitch
As One Man
|March 12th||Launch PLANETROX & open band registration|
|April 19th (17h EST)||Band registration closes|
|April 20th||10 Semi-Finalists announced|
|April 21st -28th||Semi-finalists submit videos|
|April 29th - May 13th (17h EST)||Public voting period|
|May 14th||5 Semi-Finalists per city announced|
|May - June
|Cities Finals – 5 bands playing 20min slots
Québec - Dagobert
Saguenay - Monastère
Victoriaville - Le Cactus
Montréal - Café Petit Campus
Outaouais - Chez 'Mo
|September 5th||Canadian PLANETROX Finale @Envol et Macadam Festival - Le Cercle|
|September 6th - 7th||10 countries invited with musicians from 15 cities around the world : PLANETROX @Envol et Macadam Festival, Quebec City|