A poster for the iRock festival a music extravaganza happening on 26 August in Polokwane

The DStv iRock Music Festival is making a return to Polokwane, giving local artists in Limpopo another chance to compete to be the opening act in the festival’s Battle for the Stage competition. 

Solo artists or bands are invited to enter the DStv iRock Battle for the Stage competition by sending in clips of their performances. The winner gets to kick off the music extravaganza at the Polokwane Rugby Fields on Saturday, 26 September, which includes some of Mzansi’s hottest music acts on the line-up. 

The prize also includes access to the VIP area giving the winner a chance to interact with media, celebrities, and other performers. There’s also an opportunity to be featured on V- Entertainment on Vuzu and an interview in The Capricorn Newspaper; as well as a R5 000 cash prize.

How to enter
All you need to do stand a chance of winning this once in a lifetime opportunity, as a group and/or individual is to provide a short biography with high resolution images alongside a recorded one minute long digital clip of your musical performance. 

Then upload the clip on your own Facebook page and tag @DStv #DStvMusic #DStviRock. Entrants can also send videos with the keyword DStviRock via Whatsapp on 073 546 2766, SMS to 44899 (SMS costs R1.50) or keep an eye on the media for further announcements on shopping mall activations, where DStv will audition entrants on site. 

A panel of music industry professionals will then shortlist entries and choose a winner. The competition is open from 00:01 on Monday, 17 August to midnight (00:00) on Friday, 18 September 2015. The winner will be announced on the DStv website; the DStv iRock Facebook page and in the entertainment section of The Capricorn Newspaper on Tuesday, 22 September 2015.

Simon Camerer, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at MultiChoice says: “The DStv iRock franchise is returning to Polokwane for the third time and with it The Battle for the Stage competition will once again find Limpopo-based raw talent, and give them a platform to showcase their skills and live their dreams. It is our way of giving back to our various regions and recognising their continued support to our brand offering.”

“DStv offers viewers a wide range of music genres to cater for all tastes, covering international content but also staying true to our diversity across the country and the African continent, and we are proud to continue playing a role in growing South Africa’s homegrown music talent. Previous winners have taken to this opportunity, using their skills and the exposure this competition has given to serve as an inspiration to their peers,” he continues.

The DStv iRock Limpopo Music Festival gates open at 14:00 on Saturday, 26 September. Tickets are available at Computicket – R150 general entry and R650 for VIP.