Rock Contest 24th edition

It’s a time for the best emerging Italian song….


It’s one of the most transparent  and long-lived competitions for emerging artists. There are many bands that are currently in height and who have been in stages of the Rock Contest, organized by Controradio, from the years ’80-’90  (Roy Paci, Bandabardò, Irene Grandi, etc), and in the last ten years (Offlaga Disco Pax, Samuel Katarro, Denise, The Hacienda).

It’s important signal for the competition that every year can select groups  which continue their career with success. This year, more than 500 demo are arrived from all regions of Italy, from Lombardy to Sicily, Puglia to Veneto, Emilia Romagna…The event is open to all genres of music (rock, indie, folk, reggae, funk, dub, electronic, blues, hard rock, songwriting, etc) and there are no limits regarding the language used in the singing.

The final, six-band, will be held on December 8th, at Flog. This year, the jury of award “Ernesto De Pascale”, established in memory of the historic jury president and mentor of the Rock Contest and dedicated to the best piece sung in Italian, will be chaired by Dente. The prizes for the winners and finalists will be mentoring with experienced musicians, and then the contract with a record label and a distribution agreement with Audioglobe, the industry leader in Italy.




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