Newcomer Contest Bavaria 2012 : "List", a band from Traunstein, will be Bavaria’s musical ambassador in Quebec on September 6, at Envol & Macadam international festival


List celebrating at the final in Wurtzburg

The “Newcomer Contest Bayern” is a pop & rock event where young artists from all over Bavaria are offered an opportunity to convince a specialized jury and the audience of their talent. The final was held in Wurtzburg on July 6, and crowned the Traunstein band “List” as Bavaria’s Newcomer 2012 - "a gigantic sound that never loses balance" (fm4.orf.at). On top of a money prize, the band was offered a trip to Quebec city, where they will perform at the local “Envol & Macadam” festival.

The Newcomer Contest Bayern is placed under the sponsorship of the President of tbe Bavarian Landtag, Mrs. Barbara Stamm: “Pop & rock music are not only an important economic and cultural vector, but also an essential tool for intercultural understanding – for music knows no frontiers!” underlines Mrs. Stamm. “This is the reason why I am so happy that the 2012 winner, 'List', will be able to travel to Quebec and be Bavaria’s ‘musical ambassador’ there.” Their concert is a new step in the long-term and close relationships between Bavaria and Quebec. List will perform in Quebec city on September  6.

NewcomercontestThe Newcomer Contest 2012 initiative is supported by the Bavarian Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts, the Chancellery of the State of Bavaria and its Montreal office, as well as by the Lower-Franconia district, the city of Wurtzburg and the government of Quebec.