Sunday, 09 June 2019 12:23

#GiffoniRapContest2019: the musical spin-off of the Giffoni Film Festival is back with the contest for rap, urban and trap artists selected by Don Joe, Max Brigante, Anastasio, Shade and Junior Cally

The winners will be part of the Giffoni Music Concept - Vivo Giffoni Live Shows

Dopo il successo dello scorso anno, ritorna il GiffoniRapContest, lo spin off dedicato alla musica urban del Giffoni Film Festival che si svolgerà dal 19 al 27 Luglio presso la Giffoni Music Arena di Piazza F.lli Lumière di Giffoni Valle Piana (Sa). Una vera e propria “RapCall”, l’unica del genere in Italia, con l’obiettivo di selezionare tre artisti campani e tre artisti nazionali da inserire nel programma ufficiale del Giffoni Music Concept – Vivo Giffoni, i concerti e appuntamenti musicali che saranno parte integrante della 49esima edizione del Giffoni Film Festival. Oltre ai già annunciati Anastasio e Mahmood, il programma musicale completo del Giffoni Film Festival 2019, che vede la partnership di Radio105 e Rockol, sarà reso noto nelle prossime settimane.

After last year’s success, the GiffoniRapContest, Giffoni Film Festival’s spinoff dedicated to urban music, which will take place from July 19th to 27th in the Giffoni Music Arena in Piazza F.lli Lumière in Giffoni Valle Piana (Sa), is back. A real "RapCall", the only one in Italy of its kind, with the aim of selecting three Campanian and three national artists who will be registered in the official Giffoni Music Concept – Vivo Giffoni program, the concerts and musical events that will be an essential part of the Giffoni Film Festival 49th edition.

This year the GiffoniRapContest jury will include, in addition to the fathers of the contest Don Joe (among the most important producers and DJs in Italy) and Max Brigante (Radio 105), three young artists like Anastasio, Shade and Junior Cally who will make the contest even more prestigious.

A sign of great attention which the most important festival for children in the world offers to the young creative realities of the national and regional territories with the aim of enhancing the rising artistic talents offering them one of the most qualified stages for the new musical Italian scene. The RapCall is exclusively for Urban, Rap and Trap musicians and singers, their age ranging between 18 and 40 years old, who can perform as a band or solo artists. Applications can be sent from today until July 4th at midnight. On July 10th, the names of the six selected artists who will perform in the contest will be announced. A commission composed by professionals from the field, journalists and participants in the 2019 MUSIC&RADIO Masterclass will judge them.

The winner will be awarded with the support to his/her discographic project by the publishing of a single in digital edition, produced by Don Joe, the MN Italy press office, and a radio play on Radio 105 in Max Brigante’s show Mi Casa .

Winner of the #GiffoniRapContest first edition was OloHoma, a singer from Potenza (Basilicata), who overcame the finalists Mikesueg, and Young Henry from Salerno, and Paradise from Trentino Alto Adige. In addition to performing on the Giffoni Music Concept stage, the artist saw his single published in digital edition and was a guest in Max Brigante’s radio show Mi Casa.


Sign up instructions:

Send an email with subject: "band/artist name + RapCall" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with:

- A brief project description

- A short mp3 track or a link (YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp)

- Phone number

- Artist/band’s technical sheet

- Two photographs

Further information will be available on the website:

Giffoni has always been open to the new trends in the musical scene with the aim of offering young audiences unique and direct experiences with the great names of the national and international musical scene: over the years artists like Patti Smith, Pino Daniele, Gianna Nannini, Franco Battiato, Andrea Bocelli, Negramaro, Jovanotti, Shaggy, Ligabue, Giovanni Allevi, Carmen Consoli, Max Gazzè, Elio e le Storie Tese, Fedez, Enzo Avitabile, Giorgia, Club Dogo, Coez, Emis Killa, Clementino, Rocco Hunt and many others met the young people from Giffoni.