Bild: Matthäus Dolibog

Campus Ruhrcomer

Bochum has been looking for the best newcomer band at the Newcomer Festival 15 times to date. In 2014, the concept was modified and the search expanded to include the entire Ruhr region. The new competition "Campus Ruhrcomer" takes place on four stages in four cities: at Westfälische Hochschule in Gelsenkirchen, on the TU Dortmund campus, at the RUB Kulturcafé and at KKC on the Essen campus at Uni Duisburg-Essen. The audience and a jury of representatives from the local music industry choose the winners in the first round. The finale takes place during the city festival Bochum Total. This is when the winners from the four preliminary rounds compete against each other in the event venue Rotunde (Alter Katholikentagsbahnhof, Bochum). The culture office boSKop is in charge of and organises the competition in collaboration with the city of Bochum, Bochum UniverCity, the AStA and the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Ruhr-Universität, as well as numerous partners from the regional event and music scene.