11th Annual Rock Music Festival ‘ROCK BY NIGHT 2010’
2010-02-03 21:27:21

The Rock By Night Festival is a pan-European music event that aims at promoting young rock
bands. The Festival is divided into two stages: the competition and the finale in Poland. Qualifying
concerts will take place in several countries, including Poland, Germany, Belarus, Czech
Republic, UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Finale concert will take place in Zielona Gora old
town.
 
This year's edition of the Festival is the second one to include qualifying concerts in the UK. Last
year the winner of the series of concerts in Edinburgh, Fox Gang went on to be fourth in the finals
in Poland.

The British and Irish stages of the competition are organised by the Polish Art Scotland and  
partners: Polish Association in Northern Ireland, Dublin RockByNight Production and Glasgow
University Polish Society. Cultural Development Foundation "Kombinat Kultury" is the Polish
organiser and sponsor of the event.
 
First stage of elimination concerts currently takes place in Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow. Top
bands from those cities will play in the semi-finals here in Edinburgh and the audience will vote
for just one winner who will perform at the finals of Rock By Night in Poland.
The bands will be judged by the audience at all stages of the competition
 
The aim of the Festival from its very beginning has been to support the debuting and young rock
bands, to promote them in media, as well as to attract audience to rock music.  
 
This year, Rock By Night Festival will again be supported by Przystanek Woodstock, organised
by Jurek Owsiak and the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. It will definitely add up to the
visibility of the Festival in Europe.
 
The bands who would like to qualify for the Festival can enter the competition till 13th March
2010.
The organisers will provide accommodation and will cover travel costs for the successful bands
taking part in the finals in Poland.  
 
Awards:  
 
    * GRAND PRIX 10 000 PLN  
    * 2nd place: Video + 10h in the recording studio  
    * 3rd place: 3.5 h in the recording studio  
    * Audience Choice Award - tbc  
    * Special Award - tbc  
 
other benefits:
 
    * The finalists will be included in the DVD from the Final  
    * Professional photo session  
    * T-shirts with the logo of the band  
    * Posters with the logo of the band  
    * Performances at partner festivals  
    * Sponsorships
    * Occasional gadgets  
 
Bands playing rock, reggae, punk-rock, blues and heavy metal are invited to apply. Participants
should read the rules of the Festival and submit the application form and the appendixes as per
the rules of the Festival by email to info@polisharteurope.org or by traditional post addressed
to Polish Art Scotland until min. 2 weeks before each concert.  
 
More about the festival on www.rockbynight.com www.rock-noca.pl.