DOTE wins bandcontest

The winner of the 4th blacksheep Bandcontest and the FÖRCH Award is called: DOTE. Congratulation! But thanks to IZE, Alex Fischer and Paradision as well: All the four bands played very good and presented us an hot evening in Bonfeld. DOTE is a young band from Essen in Nordrhein-Westfalen, played for the first time in our region and found immediately new friends. For what DOTe dotes is easy to find out: The band stands for danceable guitar music. For an independent pop with an own style, classy riffs and easy going melodies combined with the sound of a synthesizer. Read more about DOTE and about the blacksheep bandcontest about the FÖRCH Award on or on

Become a Jury Member!

After a brilliant start into the year with a sold out reading with Ingrid Noll (you may not know in the UK or USA, but you should!) and a sold out concert with Ray Wilson (Stilskin, Genesis) we make a short break before we present on Saturday, 22nd April, our blacksheep bandcontest. We are looking forward getting there the last unknown act for the blacksheep festival, 22nd till 24th June.

Be part of the Jury and come to the 4th blacksheep bandcontest about the FÖRCH Newcomer Award. Have a good time with us. The entry is free. But first of all: happy eastern!

Tickets at the box office

Dear friends of Ray Wilson!

There is noch way to long for hearing good music: Tonight we present the fabulous Ray Wilson and his band in Bad Wimpfen, Kursaal. Start 8pm. Entry 7pm. We still have some tickets at the box office. See you there!

This is the latest video from former Genesis-Frontman Ray Wilson.

Pre Sale for our Charity Night

Tickets for die blacksheep Charity Night on Saturday, 4th November, in the redblue center in Heilbronn are available online sind 1st April. We present: Chris Thompson, long time Frontman of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and The Alan Parsons Project, Albert Hammond, Rockin’ Halleluja feat. Risk und David Hanselmann, Fools Garden, Bananafishbones, Julia Neigel and Dante Thomas.

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Have a look to the blacksheep Festival

Here is a trailer about the blacksheep festival. Enjoy it – and look forward to the next time, when talented bands like Tom James or Damian Lynn meet legendary musicians like The Hooters, Nazareth or Sage in our stunning location next to the Bonfeld Castle. You don’t know where Bonfeld is? Well, Bonfeld is a small village between Heilbronn and Heidelberg. More information about the line-up 2017:

Bandcontest – Bewerbungsfrist läuft

Liebe Nachwuchsmusikerinnen und -musiker!

Beim 4. blacksheep Bandcontest spielt Ihr am Samstag, 22. April, ab 19 Uhr um den FÖRCH Nachwuchsförderpreis, um einen Auftritt beim blacksheep Festival am Samstag 24. Juni und vieles mehr. Wichtigste Voraussetzungen für Eure Teilnahme ist, dass Ihr unter 27 seid und Eure eigenen Lieder spielt, egal, ob Ihr eine Pop-, eine Rock-, eine Rock’n’Roll-, eine Blues-, eine Folk-Band oder irgendwas dazwischen seid; ob Ihr solistisch oder als Gruppe auf der Bühne steht. Bewerbt Euch JETZT!

Die Bewerberfrist endet am Freitag, 24. Februar, um 24 Uhr.

Was Ihr sonst noch wissen müsst erfahrt Ihr hier.

After the Festival

Have a look how we worked after the 3rd blacksheep Festival: