Published Jul 30, 2012Want your band to play at Pop Montreal 2012? You've still got a shot: the renowned festival is currently hosting a battle of the bands contest with the winner being granted a gig at this year's event.
To enter the contest, which closes on August 1, just submit a video showcasing one original song (not a cover). The clip can either be live or produced, and can even be filmed on a phone or handheld device (so don't worry too much about fidelity). Voting will then take place between August 3 and 13, with the top-rated bands making it to the top 20.
From there, eight semi-finalists will be selected. Each of these bands will have to record and submit a cover of Corey Hart's '80s anthem "Sunglasses at Night." After that, Facebook votes at Tourisme Montreal's page will narrow it down to a top two and the festival will select a winner on September 5.
The winning band will play two sets during the festival, which runs from September 19 to 23. Up to five members will receive artist passes, round-trip airfare, and four-star hotel accommodations for three nights.
Get more details about the contest here. If you think your band deserves a shot to play at Pop Montreal, don't waste any time in submitting your video.
Also, learn more about this year's Pop Montreal lineup, which features the likes of Grimes, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Lil B and Change of Heart, here.
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