Vote now! First blacksheep Online Bandcontest!
FÖRCH Young Talent Award 2020
With Belfast Overdose, Kid the Child, PALE HEART, Raw Sienna und VANTOM
NEW: Performance at the blacksheep Festival on Friday, 25th June 2021!

To the bands


In this exceptional year the 7th blacksheep band contest for the FÖRCH Young Talent Award will take place online for the first time.

Five bands are playing for the FÖRCH Young Talent Award, a prize from Shure and a performance at the next blacksheep Festival, which is from Thursday, 24th June, to Saturday, 26th June 2021.

The voting period is from Sunday, 12th April, to Friday, 24th April. We’ll announce the winning band on Saturday, 25th April, at 7.30 p.m. at this point and on our social media channels.

Voting is worth it: We are giving away 5 x 2 tickets for the blacksheep Festival in Friday, 25th June 2021! You don’t have to do anything more: just cast your vote for the band you like best and enter your email address. But: Each email address only takes part once! *

A jury of bookers, musicians and specialist journalists will select the winner together with you. Our thanks go to:

  • Edgar Heckmann from Blue Rose Records
  • Birgit Hofer, booking agent at DMC Music
  • Peter Morschek, musician and agent from the band Foolsgarden
  • Ranjo Doering, editor of the local newspaper “Heilbronner Stimme”
  • Alex Kühner, singer of the retro rock band High Tide
  • Benedikt – Benne – Ruchay, musician

We have a whole range of sponsors and supporters without whom blacksheep’s cultural work would not be possible. Our special thanks go to the founder of the young talent award, the Förch company, but also to Süwag, Haller Löwenbräu, the Schlosskellerei Affaltrach and the Shure company, who donated a Shure Quality Bundle für the winner band.

* Note: With your email you will be registered for our newsletter. Only those who confirm this registration and who will be there until the end of voting will take part in the raffle for the 5 x 2 tickets to the blacksheep Festival. However, we would be delighted if you, as a newsletter subscriber, will also stay with us after the Online Band Contest 2020. Of course you can unsubscribe at any time.

In addition: Texts, videos and pictures have made the bands available to us as we present them on this website. The order of the band videos is always random and changes with every call.

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Hall of Fame

Roadstring Army, 2019
Trails, 2018
DOTE, 2017
High Tide, 2016
MAS und The Emma Project, 2015
Katinka, 2014

The Bands


Pop-Rock-Band / Deutschland

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The Paraberries

Alternative, Indie / Deutschland

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Titanic Swim Team

Indie-Rock-/Pop-Rockband / Germany

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Alternativer Pop-Rock mit einem Hauch Indie / Germany

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Festival information