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    Stoke Soundcheck


    Do you have what it takes to perform infront of thousands of people from all over the globe at some of Europe’s wildest festival campgrounds? Then Stoke Travel wants to hear from you! The Stoke Soundcheck competition is back for it’s second year – but bigger, badder, and better than before.

    After Soundcheck’s hiatus (ahem, thanks a lot covid), it’s officially returned to give artists the chance to share their music with an international audience and serve as a launch pad for up-and-coming artists around the world. We’re honored to open the doors to Europe’s festival scene for those who wouldn’t otherwise be in the position to go on a European tour. We have the crowds, experience, locations, accommodation and the events to be able to provide this opportunity for the benefit of our winning artist and ultimately for our festival guests who get to experience new music and the inevitable remarkable moments that live music is synonymous with. You will forever be the soundtrack to their summer of 2023.

    We’re calling DJs, bands, and solo artists from all nooks and crannies of this earth to submit their entries starting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023 at 8am CET and closing on Sunday, March 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm CET.


    • Create a video that shows you playing one song you’ve written or a cover of your choosing.
    • Give it all you got by doing it the way you’d perform at a Stoke Festival — we mean it, let your freak fly and show us how you work a crowd!
    • Upload your video to YouTube.
    • Fill out our entry form after it opens at 8 am CET on Feb. 1 and before 11:59 p.m. CET on March 1, 2023.
    • Once submitted, you’ll receive an email from us with further details regarding semi-finals!

    Stoke Travel, Europe’s biggest festival travel operator, is giving one lucky band, solo artist, or DJ the chance to win a dream tour around Europe. The winning artist will score once in a lifetime gigs at San Vino (The Wine Fight), Running of the Bulls, La Tomatina (The Tomato Fight), and Oktoberfest. Not to mention, we’ll be setting up the winner with gigs around Barcelona and at our infamous San Sebastian Surf Hostel. 

    All of your accommodation, transportation, food, as much beer and sangria as you can drink, and guaranteed crowds are taken care of. The winning artist will need only to get themselves to Stoke Travel’s HQ in Barcelona, bring an umatchable energy to all their gigs with us, and ultimately share their passion for music with the 25,000+ Stokies that’ll be at all our events over the summer!

    This year’s panel of judges include our Stoke Travel founder Toby Paramor, Stoke’s Empress Corinna Howard, Soundcheck’s Kingpin Reid Livingston, and the 4th hottest guy in the Stoke office Wade Gravy. 

    Not to mention (cue the drum roll please), the incredible Australian electronic dance legend Dan Mac from ART VS. SCIENCE as our celeb guest judges!

    What really matters to our judging team and to us here at Stoke Travel is that the artist has the ability to work a crowd — to move people in some way. There’s no status quo at Stoke Travel so feel free to get creative and let your freak fly. The successful musical geniuses will be experts in making our crowd boogie, think, or feel something. 

    If you don’t place first, you’ve got nothing to fear! No one loses at Stoke. There is a world of possibilities open to all of our entrants. We have multiple slots for bands to play our events in Europe, so if you don’t end up winning that golden ticket, there’s still plenty of fun to be had and gigs to be played with us…annnd how about some free sh*t? We’re going to give all entrants unlimited drinks at any of our events they wanna book for the 2023 season, because we’d love you to be our guests and who doesn’t love free sh*t?

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