PLANETROX is a worldwide music competition whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2018, 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 edition 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; 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, NOFX, Screeching Weasel, Less Than Jake and Sublime With Rome 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 是一個國際音樂比賽，而我們的宗旨是要發掘最好的新樂隊，讓它們推向更廣闊更全球化的觀眾。 2018年的Envol et Macadam 將會擴張與其他國家的聯繫隆重登場：在各國的原創另類樂隊都能參加PLANETROX的試音爭取在加拿大魁北克市即將來臨的Macadam Festival上演出。
Envol et Macadam音樂節致力發展及帶動計劃提供本地及國際樂隊機會演出，每次吸引20,000多音樂愛好者和同行業的專業人士參與。 吸引一眾年輕潮人，過往曾經參與演出的知名樂隊有：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 和 NOFX。
PLANETROX 是如何運作的？ 先登記你的樂隊然後選出你們最棒的歌曲（只限原創）。 如果你被選中了，再發一個跟之前同曲目的音樂視頻給我們然後讓群眾投你們的票吧！
PLANETROX is a three-step process 分為三個階段:
- Each participating band must register online at planetrox.ca. Each band must send the link to one of their original songs. A panel of international industry judges will choose the 5 finalists from the songs submitted.
- The 5 finalists will perform at a live Planetrox China Final (in Hong Kong) on May 12th, 2018. 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).
- 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 6th to 8th, 2018.