5th blacksheep Bandcontest 2018 – 7th April

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Date: Saturday, 7th April, 7pm
Location: Bislandhalle Bonfeld
Free entry

We announce the blacksheep bandcontest for the fifth time. If you are a newcomer band or a soloist, you can apply yourself till Friday, 28th January 2018.

The blacksheep bandcontest is equipped with a prize money and you have the chance to win a performance at the blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 9th June 2018.

The 5th blacksheep bandcontest for the FÖRCH Newcomerprize is on Saturday, 7th April, from 7pm in the Bislandhalle in Bonfeld, Germany. Four bands will play for the victory. The audience and experts will evaluate the bands.


  • Please send your application till Friday, 28th January, 6pm
  • Bandcontest is on Saturday, 7th April, 7pm
  • blacksheep Festival from Thursday, 7th June, to Saturday, 9th June


  • Age: Bandmembers should not be older than 27
  • Repertoire: Only real songwriting, coverversions are not accepted. No matter which genre: rock, pop, country, folk, accustic or blues. You should easily play for about 30 minutes. Your lyrics and your stage presentation must not be in contradiction with the applicable law or the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • Costs: There are no costs for competitors. If needed, we are looking for an accomodation for your overnight stay.
  • Application: Send your application together with bandphotos, songmaterial or links to your music, bio and tech-rider to contest@blacksheep-kultur.de.

What do contestbands get

  • Our contestbands get, depending where they come from, a salary of 250 till 500 Euro.
  • If you want, you get afterwards a feedback from the jury
  • Every bandmember gets three drinks and some food for free
  • Every competitor gets free entry to the 5th blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 9th June
  • The winner performes at the 5th blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 9th June, at 3.30pm. The band gets a salary  of 1000 Euro, catering and an overnight stay. The winner is also aloud to bring 20 friends or fans to the festival.
  • The winner plays also at the Festival Viel und Draußen in July in Heilbronn
  • Shure donates a few vouchers