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, RaekwonBloc 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 is a three-step process

  1. Each participating band need to register on and a link to one of their original songs – and a panel of international industry judges will choose 5 finalists.
  2. The 5 finalists per region will perform live at the final in june according to the schedule bellow and an audience vote (25%) combined with the panel of industry judges’ vote (75%) will determine the winning band.
  3. The winning band from each of the regions will be invited to perform at one of Canada’s biggest live music events, the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City from September 6th to 8th, 2018 and will received 1000 $ cash, courtesy of Attraction radio.

PLANETROX timeline 2018

March 28th PLANETROX launch & open band registration
May 14th End of registration (noon)
May 43th 5 Finalists per region announced (5pm)
May 31st
June 8th
June 20th
Final @ Cactus resto-bar – Victoriaville
Final @ L’Hémisphère Gauche – Montréal
Final @ L’Anti Bar et Spectacles – Québec
September 6th PLANETROX’s Canadian finale @Envol et Macadam Festival, Quebec City
September 7th – 8th 10 invited countries with musicians from around the world : PLANETROX @Envol et Macadam Festival, Quebec City

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