BeneluXXL Reggae Contest 2014

The BeneluXXL Reggae Contest is open to all artists residing in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany and France. All information about how to register can be found on the website

The Benelux Reggae Contest always strived for the best quality and doesn't like to stand still. Because of this it was made possible for reggae bands & MC's of the bordering regions in France and Germany to participate in the 2013 edition. After a positive evaluation, getting lots of positive critics and because we were satisfied with the way things went, we have decided to continue opening the contest for reggae bands & MC's of France and Germany. However, now the name Benelux Reggae Contest isn't an appropriate one anymore. So we decided to run the 2014 edition under the name of BeneluXXL Reggae Contest and to add the caption 'Reggae Talent Xplosion'. This caption will be the official name for any future (and more international) projects which we will try to put on.

All live bands playing the following genres are accepted for the BAND-contest: reggae, dub, original ska, rocksteady, ragga, dancehall, afro-reggae, samba-reggae and reggae-latino. Only original songs are eligible, no covers will be accepted, nor versions of pre-existing riddims.

After the successful first edition of 2013 there will be a next MC-contest. All MC's (deejay, singjay or singer) who bring their own lyrics on a roots reggae, ska, dub or dancehall riddim, can enter this MC-contest.

For both contests lyrics promoting violence or discrimination of any kind will be rejected.

Registration for the BeneluXXL Reggae Contest is free and will be possible from 1st December 2013 onwards and has to be done via the website Closing date for registration is 18th January 2014. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

The Finals
After the pre-selection and the online selection (semi finals) the finalists of the Benelux Reggae Contest are chosen!

Based on the number of votes by the audience and the critical judgement of the professional jury selected JAMAICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, JUNIOR KENNA and RAPHAEL PICO as the finalists for bands, and FULLANNY, PUPPASONIC and VERSE ITAL as finalists for the MC's.

On Saturday March 29 2014 these bands and MC's will perform in Club Petrol (Antwerp, Belgium) to compete for the beautiful prize package. Afterparty with TIPPA IRIE and DUBMATIX!

Address: Petrol
d'Herbouvillekaai 25 - 2020 Antwerpen - Belgium