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 MCís (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 www.beneluxreggaecontest.eu. Closing date for registration is 18th January 2014. Applications sent after this date will not be considered.
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!