The story begins back in 2011. A Europe in turmoil, a Europe in crisis. And when politics divide, music can serve as a unifying platform for the people of Europe that regardless their point of view, still think that Europe is not just a common market, but a meeting place where the “other” is a counterpart in shaping a better future for everybody than an opponent.
The 2011 conception led to EUROCK MARATHON competition on 2012, were over 400 bands took part. The grand final in Berlin had 3 winning groups:
1st Prize: SINGLETON from Ukraine
2nd Prize: KIRMIZI from Turkey
3rd Prize: THE BANDITI from Italy
As for closure, the “mother” of punk-rock Nina Hagen performed live in front of an enthusiastic audience!
But what was designed as a one-time event, finally grew stronger! The demand for a repeat of the competition from bands across Europe, (more than 1.000 bands reached us) forced us to reconsider a new launch of EUROCK MARATHON.
After years of research, studies and planning, we created not just another competition but a pan-European platform for rock musicians across Europe, under the auspices of Rudolf Schenker.
So the time has come for EUROCK MARATHON 2018! With a better designed website, a full featured band webpage, and a voting system that will be deployed right after the call for submissions ends!
Keep on rockin’!