Humo's Rock Rally

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Humo's Rock Rally is a Belgian contest for rock bands, organized every second year since 1978. It is organized by the Belgian magazine HUMO.[1]

Every band that has not yet released an official recording, may enter the Rock Rally, by submitting a demo to HUMO. Humo then selects 100 bands to compete in the pre-selections, followed by semi-finals and a final with 10 bands. The competing bands are assessed by a professional jury. Money prizes are awarded to the top three bands, as well as to one band chosen by the audience.

The Rock Rally is an important possibility for young Belgian rock bands to get in the picture. Many notable Belgian bands and musicians, such as dEUS, The Black Box Revelation, Evil Superstars, Novastar, Milow, Arid, An Pierlé, Das Pop, Admiral Freebee and Goose, launched their career in the Rock Rally.

Past prize winners and notable finalists[edit]

2014[edit]

  1. Warhola
  2. Nordmann
  3. Five Days

2012[edit]

  1. Compact Disk Dummies
  2. Sleepers' Reign (Audience choice)
  3. Float Fall

2010[edit]

  1. School is Cool[2][3]
  2. The Sore Losers
  3. Willow (Audience choice)

Other finalists: Amatorski, Maya's Moving Castle, The Crackups, Psycho 44, The Mojo Filters, Gloria, Nele Van Den Broeck

2008[edit]

  1. Steak Number Eight[4][5]
  2. Jasper Erkens (audience choice)
  3. Team William

Other finalists: Berriegordies, Roadburg, The Galacticos, The Hong Kong Dong, The Porn Bloopers, The Tabasco Collective, Way

2006[edit]

  1. The Hickey Underworld[6]
  2. The Black Box Revelation
  3. Rye Jehu
  • Balthazar (audience choice)

Other finalist: Freaky Age

2004[edit]

  1. The Van Jets[7]
  2. Absynthe Minded
  3. Madensuyu (audience choice)

2002[edit]

  1. Goose[8]
  2. Illyrian (audience choice)
  3. Very Camel

2000[edit]

  1. Mintzkov Luna (now Mintzkov)
  2. Admiral Freebee (audience choice)
  3. Venus In Flames

1998[edit]

  1. Das Pop
  2. Fence
  3. Chrome Yellow

1996[edit]

  1. Novastar
  2. Tom Helsen
  3. Sheffield Wednesday

1994[edit]

  1. Evil Superstars
  2. Sticks & Stones
  3. Sweater

1992[edit]

  1. Charlie 45
  2. The Beautiful Babies
  3. Orgasmaddix

1990[edit]

  1. Noordkaap
  2. Kitchen of Insanity
  3. Gorky

1988[edit]

  1. Ze Noiz
  2. The Romans
  3. The B-Tunes

1986[edit]

  1. The Peter Pan Band
  2. Passion of a Primitif
  3. The Wolfbanes / The Boy Wonders (shared third place)

1984[edit]

  1. Elisa Waut
  2. Morceaux Durs
  3. Beau Geste

1982[edit]

  1. The Chrome
  2. 2 Belgen
  3. 5 CV

1980[edit]

  1. The Machines
  2. The Singles
  3. The Sweeties

1978[edit]

  1. Once More
  2. Stagebeast
  3. Clown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hail the Rock Rally, Flanders Today, 24 March 2010. "(The Rock Rally is) still by far the most influential rock and pop contest in Belgium."
  2. ^ (Dutch) "School is Cool wint Humo's Rock Rally 2010", De Standaard, 28 March 2010
  3. ^ (Dutch) "School is Cool wint Humo's Rock Rally 2010", De Morgen, 28 March 2010
  4. ^ (Dutch) "Steak Number Eight wint Humo's Rock Rally", De Standaard, 17 March 2008
  5. ^ (Dutch) "Steak Number Eight wint 30ste Humo's Rock Rally", De Morgen, 17 March 2008
  6. ^ (Dutch) "The Hickey Underworld wint de Rock Rally", De Standaard, 27 March 2006
  7. ^ (Dutch) "The Van Jets winnen Rock Rally", De Standaard, 29 March 2004
  8. ^ (Dutch) "Goose wint Rock Rally 2002", De Standaard, 2 April 2002

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