District Sounds Good – a project for amateur bands* from around Katowice aimed to support music groups operating in our city who feel their identity connected to Katowice and could represent the various districts of the city.
The programme is designed to reach amateur bands who, though having great potential, encounter many obstacles which make it impossible for them to break into Katowice (and wider) musical scene. We aim to diagnose these obstacles and help bands overcome them, thus at the same time significantly improving the balance in cultural life of the city centre versus the other districts. By way of competition 4 bands will be chosen to receive Katowice UNESCO City of Music patronage. It is also for them that a series of activation practices will be established, like workshops, concerts, studio recordings and video sessions. The programme is to help develop musical career, ranging from the various neighbourhoods and districts of the city, to nation- and – ultimately – world-wide level.
After pre-selection, shortlisted bands will be invited for auditions (8 April, Katowice City of Gardens concert hall, Plac Sejmu Śląskiego 2, Katowice), during which our professional jury will select the winners.
* Amateur bands are considered those that to date have not been affiliated with a record label.