4th blacksheep Bandcontest – 22th April

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Date: Saturday, 22th April, 7pm
Location: Bislandhalle Bonfeld
Free entry

We announce the blacksheep bandcontest for the forth time. So if you are a newcomer band or soloist, you can apply yourself till Friday, 24th of February.

The blacksheep bandcontest is equipped with a prize money and you have the chance to win a performance at the blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 24th of June.

The 4th blacksheep bandcontest for the FÖRCH Newcomerprize is on Saturday, 22th April, from 7pm in the Bislandhalle in Bonfeld, Germany. Five bands will play for the victory. The audience and experts will evaluate the bands.


  • Please send your application till Friday, 24th February, 6pm
  • Bandcontest on Saturday, 22th April, 7pm
  • blacksheep Festival from Thursday, 22th June, to Saturday, 24th June
  • Performance at the  Festival Viel und Draußen on Friday, 28th July


  • 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 look 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 4th blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 24th June
  • The winner performes at the 4th blacksheep Festival on Saturday, 24th June, at 3.30pm. The gets a salary  of 1000 Euro, catering and the overnight stay. The winner is also aloud to bring 20 friends to the festival.
  • The winner plays also at the Festival Viel und Draußen on 28th July.