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Battle of the Bands 2010 National Championship starts this week!

06 July 2010 - 0 Comments

The 2010 event kicks off this week at three of NZ’s best live music venues. THE KINGS ARMS, Auckland on Wednesday 7th, BODEGA, Wellington on Thursday 8th and JUICE BAR, Auckland on Saturday 10TH.

Don’t miss the live action; at least 4 or 5 Bands hit the stage at every Battle show; Bands put their hearts and souls into their passionate performances, ensuring an entertaining, fun night of live music for music fans to enjoy.

Battle of the Bands National Championship is NZ’s largest R18 Band competition; events will take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part.

Two months of eliminations are being held at multiple live music venues in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch during July and August. Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Feeder heats will also be held at some other regional locations determined by entry numbers and corresponding localities. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region’s champion; who then represent their region at the National Final in Auckland in September.

Entries still open throughout July – INTERERSTED BANDS SHOULD ENTER NOW…

Entry process


- Bands enter online at http://www.battleofthebands.co.nz/
- For event info and updates TXT BATTLE to 787 (free to VF users, 20c other networks)
- After online registration, bands are placed into a heat at a venue nearest their location.
- Around 100 slots available for entries throughout the country.
- Heats run throughout July & August, with semi finals and regional finals through August into September and the National Final in Auckland on Saturday 25th September.

Prizes


As well as gaining national attention, the winning band will receive a bevy of prizes including:

- Recording time
- Musical Equipment
- A National Tour
- And more to be announced

Sponsors


Battle of the Bands National Championship is presented by Juice TV, The Rock & Hell Pizza. The winning band will record a single at NZ’s premier recording facility, York Street Studios, as well as receive fantastic musical equipment prizes from Jansen, Audio Technica and Allen & Heath. Holiday Inn, Wellington is also kindly supporting the event this year.

Venues


The country’s best Live Music Venues will host Battle of the Bands events. These include Juice Bar, Kings Arms and Stampede in Auckland, Bodega in Wellington & Al’s Bar in Christchurch.

Voting


Thanks to a new exciting partnership with Vodafone and Run the Red, fans are now able to TXT vote for their favourite band in the finals. Results for 2010 Battle events will be a mixture of professional judges, TXT votes and on the night audience votes; so everyone has a chance to have their say… Entries open now with the event running nationwide from July…

Thanks to www.battleofthebands.co.nz for this story.


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