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  • Get informed on our RULES AND REGULATIONS and REGISTER YOUR BAND BEFORE MAI 11th (see subscription form section)

    PLANETROX is a worldwide music competition whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2016, 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 edition of PLANETROX will involve Canada, the United States, France, Great Britain, Netherlands, 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; 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, Lagwagon, Face to Face, Randy and NOFX are but a few of the well-known artists that have played and delighted festival goers at Envol et Macadam in the past years.

  • PLANETROX is a three-step process

    1. Each participating band must register online at planetrox.ca before May 11th 2016, 5pm (EST : Eastern Standard Time).  Each band must upload an MP3 of one of their original songs.  A panel of international industry judges will choose the 10 semi-finalists from the songs submitted.
    2. The 10 semi-finalists will have to upload a video of their submitted song. After this, an online public voting process will take place and the 5 finalists will be chosen by the results of this public vote combined 50/50 with the judges’ vote.
    3. The 5 finalists will perform at a live Final at The Allez Cat on 30th June 2016.  The voting will be audience (25%) and combined with judges vote (75%) to get a final score. (There will be a panel of industry judges).
    4. The winning band will be invited to perform at one of Canada’s biggest live music events, the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City on September 9th or 10th  2016.
  • PLANETROX timeline 2016

    May 11th Band registration closes
    May 12th 10 Semi-finalists announced
    May 13th to 19th Bands submit their videos
    May 20th to June 2nd Public voting online
    June 3rd 5 Semi-Finalists announced
    June 30th Country Finals @ The Alley Cat 5 bands playing 20min
    September 8th-10th PLANETROX @Envol et Macadam Festival, Quebec City