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New musical group competition "HADRONS'18" announced!


Radio NABA in collaboration with the Students’ Council of the University of Latvia has been challenging young students for 13 years to demonstrate and show their creative, musical skills and it invites students to join the new „Hadron '18” contest for young musicians and performers!

This year, the winners of the "Hadron ‘18" will be awarded a unique prize - a trip to Azerbaijan to represent Latvia at the international competition "YOUTHVISION". "YOUTHVISION" is an international song contest among young people whose goal is to discover new talented students in order to further develop their skills and provide a platform for establishing international contacts. This is a great opportunity for young people from Latvia to expand their horizons and gain a lot of new supporters from other countries of the world.

The competition is already in its thirteenth year, and in total over 300 groups have participated. The winners of previous years - The Creek, MMMM, Chomsky Chess Club, No, DJ Krankenwagen, Juvenile Anna, Starmetis, Das Sonntags Legion, The Movies (later "Tribes of the city ")," Shadow Kaleidoscope "- moreover, they afterwards  also released albums and became known in Latvia and abroad.

Any group of musicians, individual performers or projects involving at least one representative of a student from the University of Latvia, who have not published albums can apply for the competition. From the submitted applications and sound recordings, the six best will be selected to take part in the final concert on March 8th at the Latvian Radio 1 studio. The winners of the competition "Hadron '18" will get - extra recording time in the sound studio, support from radio NABA, as well as the opportunity to perform at the International Music and Art Festival "Laba Daba", the music festival "Bildes" and the University of Latvia’s new student festival "Aristotle".

During the competition "Hadron", new groups, performers and musical projects will be judged by professionals of the music industry from Latvia and abroad, radio NABA and students' representatives. To apply for the competition, the new groups must complete the application form by February 20th. Additional information, the application form and the competition rules can be found on the website The competition is organized by the Latvian Radio 6 – The University of Latvia’s Radio NABA in cooperation with the Students’ Council of the University of Latvia. The contest is supported by the sound recording studio "SKAN". Questions and answers -