One step closer for winning the trip to Canada! The Underground is delighted to announce the five finalist bands who have been shortlisted from the semi-final votes. The finalist bands are:
• Carrier 帶菌者
• Something Blue
• Turing Apples
• Wanchai Road
This year we have five Hong Kong bands in the final and only one of these bands will get the chance to represent China to perform at the Envol et Macadam alternative music festival in Quebec, Canada this September without paying a single penny for their flight tickets and accommodation! The winning band will perform at the festival and be included in the festival promotions. They will also have free entry to attend all stages and mingle with music professionals and other bands.
This year, the grand finale of Planetrox China 2017 will be held on 7th July 2017 (Friday) at The Doghouse in Tsim Sha Tsui. Each band will have 20 minutes to lure the judge panel and the audience through their musical talent. The final results will be
decided by the judges and the audience together, (75% judges and 25% audience) . Confirmed judges are Simon Gaudry, Envol et Macadam and two more judges to be confirmed.
It is the seventh year for The Underground to organise Planetrox China in collaboration with the Quebec government. The competition aims at searching the best band in town to put them under the spotlight at the Envol et Macadam Festival each September. All the winning bands in the past gained an extensive exposure to the international audience at the festival, and also won a “once in a lifetime” experience to showcase their music talents in front of the world. Former winners include “Noughts & Exes”, “Shotgun Politics”, “WonderGarl 神奇膠”, “Bamboo Star” and “Sugar Bro” from Hong Kong and “Turtle Giant” from Macau. All the bands enjoyed this invaluable experience and some even describe it as “probably the best thing ever to happen to our band”.
Tickets for Planetrox China Final 2017 are now on sale on the Facebook Page of The Underground or http://undergroundhk.com/ It will be a jubilant feast with five high quality bands and a lot of heart-pumping moments.
Seize the opportunity and vote for your favourite band at The Doghouse on 7th July 2017.
Planetrox China Final 2017
7 July 2017 (Friday)
The Doghouse Kowloon, G/F, Shop 7 – 13, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road , Tsim Sha Tsui East
7pm to 11pm
Bands: Carrier 帶菌者, NastyDudes, Something blue, Turing Apples & Wanchai Road
Advance tickets: HK$125 Walk in tickets: HK$160
Advance tickets available from http://undergroundhk.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/theundergroundhk/
Hotline: (852) 9486 4648
More information about the bands here: http://undergroundhk.com/2017/07/07/planetrox-china-final-2017/
HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS OF THE BANDS PLUS THEIR BAND BIOGRAPHIES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM HERE:
About The Underground
The Underground has been organizing live music shows for over 13 years, providing a platform for upcoming local bands to gain experience and showcase their talent alongside established international acts. Founder Chris B has been a high profile performer, songwriter, guitarist, singer and event organiser on the live music scene since 1990, and was described by Time Magazine as “the tattooed fairy godmother of the Hong Kong scene.” http://undergroundhk.com/
A worldwide music competition, whose mission is to discover the best new bands and expose them to a wider international audience. In 2017, Envol et Macadam is expanding its ties to the rest of the world and hitting it with a big bang: alternative bands from 15 different countries will win the chance to play at the Envol et Macadam Festival in Quebec City, Canada in September 2017. Planetrox China is organised by The Underground in Hong Kong, a musician run organisation supporting original music.
For more information please visit http://planetrox.ca/ or call (852) 9486 4648