As a partner of the Benelux Reggae Contest 2012 WorldAReggae.com is proud to announce that Reggae Geel and M-Town Reggae kicked off the new edition of the Benelux Reggae Contest. The 2010 and 2011 editions were so successful that we had to continue a new search for reggae, dancehall and ska talent in the Benelux. All live bands playing reggae, dub, ska, ragga, dancehall, Afro-reggae and samba-reggae can enter the competition. From 1st November bands can subscribe on the website www.beneluxreggaecontest.eu.
Why enter the competition?
This is the testimony of one of the band members of Wahwashda, last year’s winners of the Benelux Reggae Contest: “The contest is a great experience. The pleasure I experienced will last for the rest of my life. As a band we grew enormously over the last year which really makes me very glad. It is my sincere belief that the Benelux Reggae Contest is responsible for a big part of this success.’ Winning the Benelux Reggae Contest can really boost your musical career!”
What can the winners expect?
For the 2012 edition our partners provided the following prizes:
- Concerts at Reggae Geel (Geel, B), Zwarte Cross Festival (Lichtenvoorde, NL), Dour Festival (Dour, B), Future Reggae Ruigoord (Ruigoord-Amsterdam, NL) Rastaplas Festival (Zoetermeer, NL), Kokopelli Festival (Gullegem, B), Reggae Fèr (Raamsdonkveer, NL), Reggae in Duketown (’s Hertogenbosch, NL) and Festival Afrique-Carib (Almere, NL). And also at Democrazy (Gent, B), Petrol (Antwerpen, B) and VK (Brussel, B)
- During one full year Brussels-based Skinfama Agency will manage your band professionally
- An extended presentation on the reggae portals reggae.be and this website WorldAReggae.com
- A professional recording with Not Easy At All Productions & Clash Productions
- Entering the playlist of the Dub Vibes link on 22tracks.com Brussels
- Het Nederlandse Black Star Foundation engageert zich om een bijdrage te leveren aan het prijzenpakket van de Benelux Reggae Contest. In overleg met de band zal beslist worden wat deze bijdrage zal zijn. Mogelijkheden zijn het verzorgen van het voorprogramma bij een reggaeconcert, het maken van studio-opnamen, advies op maat, het pluggen van een single op de Nederlandse radio, enz.
- And much more!! Please regularly check our website www.beneluxreggaecontest.eu.
What should you do to win?
Between 1st October and the 31st December you should enter the competition on our website, www.beneluxreggaecontest.eu. Our professional jury will thoroughly listen to all your entrances and will make a pre-selection of 10 bands. These 10 bands will enter an online selection in which a second professional jury, along with the public will get chance to vote for their favorite band. The 3 bands with the most points will be invited to play a live final. This final will be held on Friday 6th April at ‘De Muziekgieterij’ in Maastricht, Holland. On this evening the winner of the Benelux Reggae Contest will be elected by the audience and our professional jury.
Additional info on the Benelux Reggae Contest, rules of the contest and our prize package can be found on www.beneluxreggaecontest.eu.
You can enter the contest till 31st December, sign up now!