The challenge

(Voting runs from 14 March until 17 April)

Check out all the bands


Submit your application

Register for the contest and compete to win the chance to play live on Place des Palais during the Iris Festival (registration closes 10 March).


Win over the judges

A panel of five music professionals will select the 20 groups and artists retained by the organisation committee.


Call on your community's support for the public vote

The public votes for its favourite bands and artists and watches them perform live at the Iris Festival. Share this link with your community (voting ends 17 April). The public's votes will then be added into the panel's ratings*.


Take the stage at the Iris Festival

The three bands and artists that collect the most combined panel and public votes are the winners of the be on stage, contest! Featuring: a live concert on Place des Palais fit for a star, a listing on the event's website among the headliners, and a cash prize for the three contest winners* !

*for details on the weighting of the votes: see rules
* prize details: see rules