Red Bull 3Style has announced the details of the eighth world finals, which will take place in Krakow, Poland.
Entries for the competition open on May 1 and close on May 31. To apply, DJs must register and submit a five-minute performance video on the 3Style website. A full list of rules can also be found there.
Speaking of rules, for the first time, 3Style will allow DJs to use all-in-one controllers in place of players and a mixer. However, their website says that DJs “better freak that thing.”
3Style will announce the participating countries on July 1 along with their respective finalists (six per country). DJs who don’t live in a participating country will still have a chance to compete in the world finals as a wild card. The list of wild card finalists will be revealed alongside the national finalists.
The national finals will take place from September to November 2017. The winner of each final will represent their country at the world finals in Poland.
The spelling and numbering convention of the competition have also changed. The spelling is now “3Style” (it used to be “Thre3style”) and Roman numerals are used instead of the year (3Style World Finals VIII).