Screaming Fields Festival 2023
I. Organizer of the Screaming Fields Festival
The organizer of the above-mentioned festival and its call for applications is the CMA - Établissement public Centre de Musiques Amplifiées Rockhal (5, Avenue du Rock'n'Roll, L-4361 Esch/Alzette).
1. Any physical person (on their own behalf or as a representative of a band) aged between 12 and 25 fulfilling the conditions for participation and residing in Luxembourg or who is a national of Luxembourg may participate in the above-mentioned call for applications. In case a group of persons want to participate as an entity or band, their average age is considered.
2. The organizer reserves the right to check this information by asking for valid proof.
3. Persons under the age of 18 must obtain the consent of their legal representative(s) to participate. The organizer shall be entitled to ask minor participants at any time to submit proof of the consent of their legal representative(s).
4. The call for applications is open for bands and artists from the following musical genres (including all subgenres): pop, rock, metal, hip hop, electronic music, jazz, blues.
5. The organizer shall be entitled to exclude a participant from taking part in the above-mentioned call for applications at any time in case of violation of the present conditions for participation.
III. Beginning and end of the call for applications
1. The call for applications begins on 19 April 2023. The call ends on 12 May 2023.
2. All conditions for participation must be fulfilled on the sign-up deadline for the application to be valid.
IV. Conditions for participation
In order to participate in the above-mentioned call for applications, the participant shall perform the following actions:
a. Complete the online application form and accept the Official Rules. The participant shall submit the following contact data to take part in the application: artist name, email address, surname, first name, date of birth, home address, links to artist website or social media. The personal data collected will be used confidentially and for identification and contact purposes only.
b. Submit the audio & video recording of a live performance or rehearsal in order to complete their participation. This recording will not be published. Only the selection committee of the festival will have access to it.
c. Submit an artist pictures in high resolution.
VI. Selection procedure, rehearsals, festival and prize
1. A public voting will take place online from 15 May to 26 May 2022. The general audience can submit votes for their favourite artists via the Screaming Fields Instagram page (@screamingfields_).
2. At the same time, a selection committee comprising local promoters, music experts and former Screaming Fields artists will select the acts they deem most promising. They will judge the creativity and originality of the applicant’s music and their live potential. The audio and video recording quality of the submitted live recording will not be taken into account.
3. The results of the public voting and the selection committee will be taken into account to determine the final line-up of the festival. The 8 candidates having received the most favourable votes in the 2 procedures will be retained.
4. The 8 finalists will perform each a live set of 20 min. comprised of 4-5 songs during the festival on 08 July 2023. Out of the 4-5 songs, only 1 cover is allowed. The rest must be original songs.
5. The finalists will attend the preparation meeting on 09 June and the live rehearsals, which will take place on 27, 28, 29, 30 June 2023.
3. Within the framework of the festival, the participants have the possibility to win the following prizes:
Screaming Fields Live Music Accelerator: access to Rocklab’s Screaming Fields Live Music Accelerator, enabling the winner to develop their live music skills with the help of several mentoring, coaching & counselling sessions (vocal, technical & stage coaching); project follow-up and mentoring sessions by Rocklab and with the help of Jonk Entrepreneuren Lëtzebuerg; a Rocklab Live Session and showcase opportunities; 1 year free access to Rocklab’s rehearsal rooms; a gift voucher at Stage Music (200.- EUR)
Booker’s Choices - further live opportunities offered by Rocklab’s live partners, such as De Gudde Wëllen, Rotondes, E-Lake Festival, SNJ…
A selection committee composed of Rockhal board members, Rockhal’s booking department and artists will select the Screaming Fields Live Music Acccelerator winner.
The Booker’s Choices will be decided independently by the promoters and bookers present at the day of the festival.
VII. Participant's legal obligations
1. The participant is solely responsible for the content sent during his participation.
2. By applying for the Screaming Fields Festival, the participant represents and warrants that his contribution is an original work and does not violate any third party's copyrights or intellectual property rights. The participant undertakes to hold the organizer harmless against any claims of third parties in case of violation of such rights.
3. The organizer reserves the right to refuse contributions to the above-mentioned call for applications without explanation of reason if such contributions are potentially considered as discriminatory, offensive, xenophobic, harassing, homophobic or sexist.
VIII. Image rights, broadcasting, data
In accordance with the provisions regarding image rights, the participant shall grant the organizer of the above-mentioned call for applications and his partners within the framework of the performance of the project Screaming Fields Festival the right to record, use, process and broadcast videos and pictures, or parts thereof, of the live performance, free of charge or for promotional purposes, by means of any media, especially digital media, social networks, radio, television, written press or projection.
The CMA will respect all rights, in particular moral rights, of the beneficiaries related to sound and musical works filmed and recorded as non-transferable, inalienable and imprescriptible rights.
In this context, the CMA informs the participant that, for the purpose of carrying out the project in question, it shall process the following data concerning the participant: name, address, this contract and any amendments thereto, any invoices and other similar documents, proof of payment, hours worked, exchange of correspondence between the parties and other documents relating to the relationship between the parties. The data will not be disclosed to any third party, with the exception of public authorities (in particular the tax authorities) and the trustee/accountant. The data will be kept for 10 years after the end of the contractual relationship. The participant has a right of access to his/her data, as well as a right of rectification in the event of a material error.
The participant declares to be the holder or to have all rights related to his/her performance or intervention as well as to the works taken up and interpreted within the framework of the project indicated above. In this context, the undersigned expressly undertakes to hold CMA harmless and indemnify CMA from any possible action by third party rights holders to this agreement.
IX. Final clauses
1. Participation in the call for applications and festival is free of charge for the participant.
2. The organizer reserves the right to modify the application process and present conditions for participation at any time, to extend or limit the deadline or to end the application without prior notice and explanation of reasons.