Make YOUR MUSIC heard

+ Over €20.000€ in production PRIZES

The Pordenone Rock Contest is a International competition for emerging bands and solo artists who write and perform original music (indie, electronic, alternative rock, folk, dream pop, psychedelia, post-punk, R&B, urban, metal, new singer-songwriter, etc.); there are no restrictions regarding the language used in the lyrics. The contest is open to artists of any age (minors with a guardian’s permission).

Official regulation

HOW IT WORKS

 

Preselections

The Pordenone Rock Contest includes a first phase of PRESELECTION.

Each artist/band can participate in the pre-selection phase by sending 2 original songs accompanied by a short biography via the registration form.

The best 45 bands will have access to the second phase of the contest.

The songs will be evaluated by a technical jury that will determine the passage to the 2nd phase and the access to the registrations.

The Preselection phase is FREE OF CHARGE

 

Preselection deadline: JUN 20, 2024

Second Phase LIVE SEPTEMBER 7/14/21, 2024:

Artists who have passed the Preselection phase can proceed to register for the contest. The artists will be contacted by the Pordenone Rock Contest staff.

The participation fee is:

€400,00 for bands

€300,00 for solo singer-songwriters.

The second phase involves a 10-minute performance or 2 songs in an evening where 15 bands will perform. For each evening, the top 3 bands/artists voted by the technical jury and the popular jury will advance to the FINAL on SEPTEMBER 28, 2024.

The vote distribution for each evening will be as follows:

– TECHNICAL JURY: 50% of the evaluation – the technical jury will evaluate the artists based on the following parameters – ORIGINALITY, TECHNIQUE, EXPRESSIVENESS, COMPOSITION, AND LOOK.

– POPULAR JURY: 50% of the evaluation – voting through an App/QR code with a maximum of 1 vote per person. Each vote requires the selection of 3 bands competing that evening.

EQUIPMENT

For the evenings, the bands will have access to a backline that includes: – Drum kit (shells, stands, pedals, cymbals) – 2 guitar amplifiers – 1 bass amplifier – Microphone stands and microphones

AUDIO SYSTEM – 5,000-watt heads – SUBWOOFER to enhance the low-frequency response (bass, kick drum, snare, vocals) – 4 ACTIVE STAGE MONITORS – WEDGE SPEAKERS with anti-feedback filters and built-in limiters (drums, lead vocals, side fills) – PAIR OF 15″ TWO-WAY SATELLITE SPEAKERS FOR MID-HIGH FREQUENCIES (hi-hat, guitars, vocals, keyboards, etc.) – SOUNDCRAFT UI24R STAGE MIXER WITH REMOTE TABLET CONTROL – COMPLETE DRUM MICROPHONES (KICK, SNARE, TOM 10, TOM 12, FLOOR TOM, HI-HAT) – SENNHEISER e906 DYNAMIC GUITAR MICROPHONES x 2 – BASS direct input via ACTIVE D.I. BOX BSSAR133 – SHURE SM58/SM58A VOCAL MICROPHONES x 3

LIGHTING INCLUDES: ⁃ 2 WASH MOVING HEADS 7X10W LED ⁃ 2 LED PAR RGB 7X4W LED ⁃ 1100W SMOKE MACHINE WITH REMOTE CONTROL ⁃ 3M/5M TRUSS

And of course, a sound engineer to help you perform at your best!

…So tune your instruments and Let’s Rock!!!

FINAL:

The contest final will be held on SEPTEMBER 28, 2024.
The top 9 bands from the second phase will compete for the victory
by performing for 15 minutes (max. 3 songs).

The FINAL jury will be ONLY technical!

Patrons and judges of the Final:

Cesareo (Elio e Le Storie Tese)

Alex De Rosso

Prizes up for grabs

Prize

 

6-TRACK ALBUM PRODUCED BY HUKAPAN (independent record label of Elio e Le Storie Tese) at their studios in Milan.

Prize

 

PRODUCTION OF 2 SONGS DIRECTED BY ALEX DE ROSSO

Register NOW for the preselections

Rockers, there are so many of you who are registering, if you encounter problems registering on the form, send your files to the following email: pnrockcontest23@gmail.com