Young musicians make it big

Innovation and creativity should be at the first Oberpfalztag am 14. Mai und 15. Mai not only be experienced in Amberg, but also be heard. The Oberpfalz Marketing therefore reserved the large stage on the campus of the OTH Amberg-Weiden for three hours on Sunday afternoon exclusively for young bands and as yet unknown solo musicians from the region. A competition decides who is allowed to perform there.

Even lesser known musicians

The Upper Palatinate Day is all about innovation: On the OTH Amberg-Weiden campus, Oberpfalz Marketing eV wants to show how modern, creative and innovative the region is. This should also be seen on May 14th and May 15th, 2022 in the musical stage program, but above all it should be heard. That’s why previously unknown bands and musicians from the Upper Palatinate get the chance to present themselves in front of a large audience on these days.

For a total of three hours, the organizers reserved the stage on Sunday afternoon for lesser-known musicians. A gig of about 30 minutes per band or musician. There is also a fee of 250 euros for each performance.

Contest: Winners get a gig

Before the big performance, however, comes the competition: the audience decides who makes it onto the stage at the end. In the weeks leading up to the Oberpfalztag, a total of ten bands and musicians will be presented on the Oberpfalztag website and in social media. The users then have until mid-April the ability to vote online who they want to see on stage. The three bands or solo musicians with the most votes will win a gig on May 15, 2022 at the nationally advertised Oberpfalztag.

Apply now

All musicians from the Upper Palatinate who bring a half-hour live program with their own songs on stage can apply. The application period runs until February 7, 2022. The application is very simple: On the Website of the Oberpfalztag you will find an application form that interested artists can fill out and send off in just a few minutes.

If possible, the applicants should include a sample of their skills in the form of an audio file or a short video so that the jury can get an impression of their music. In cooperation with the pop music commissioner of the Oberpfalz district, Matthew Wagner, After the application period has expired, the organizational team of Oberpfalz Marketing eV selects ten finalists, who then take part in the voting.

First Upper Palatinate Day

At the first Upper Palatinate Day in Amberg, the region can be experienced and enjoyed in all its facets. The focus should be on the modern side of the region. Together with committed Upper Palatinate associations, special initiatives and extraordinary creative people as well as future-oriented companies, Upper Palatinate Marketing wants to organize two special days of celebration on May 14th and 15th, 2022.

The two-day event will take place on the campus of the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden and in the old town of Amberg and then move on to a different location in the Upper Palatinate every two years. In addition to the Amberg-Sulzbach district, the university and the city of Amberg are also the official project partners of the event, which is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Finance.

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