Bands wanted for battle

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Registrations are now open for the 2018 FReeZA Yo Events Battle of the Bands competition.

This year’s event will be held on Friday August 10 from 6pm to 10pm at the Gold Dust Lounge Hotel Shamrock, 19 Williamson Street Bendigo.

Battle of the Bands is open to young people aged between 12 and 25 years, in any type of music act - bands, singers, rappers, acoustic, DJs. 

Each act will have approximately 15 minutes on stage, with prizes going for first to fourth place getters. The winning performance will go on to compete at the regional finals later this year.

Fiona Machin from the City of Greater Bendigo Inclusive Communities Team said the Battle of the Bands is an opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talent.

“Over the years we have seen some fantastic young acts compete and we are hoping this year won’t be any different,” Ms Machin said.

“The Battle is a great opportunity for young people to showcase their talent, get experience performing in a professional way while having the chance to win some great prizes.”

Registrations close on Monday August 6. To register your details, go to the YoBendigo website Musicians are encouraged to register soon as a maximum of 8 acts will be accepted to perform.

Entry to the event will be by gold coin donation and there are no pass-outs. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Security, first aid and City staff will be in attendance.

FReeZA is a State Government-funded initiative which enables local young people to run drug, alcohol and smoke free music events.

For more info contact Dan Rees on 5434 6094.

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