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What is the City to Sand Battle of the Bands?

Battle of the Bands starting at Kings Tavern on the Sunshine Coast to the Beetle Bar in Brisbane all the way down to the Gold Coast Coolangatta Hotel, Then stopping back in Brisbane for the final and presenting the winner with $10,000 of prizes.

Who can enter?

The City to Sand Battle of the Bands is open to any unsigned and independent bands from the South East Queensland region. Bands must submit a demo and can be rejected by either the Promoters or the Venues. Please understand some venues will not accept certain styles of music. Alternative heats may be arranged in another venue for these entrants. An entry fee of $60 per band is applicable to all entrants (This event is not for profit and the entry fee simply pays for some running costs). Aside from the competition prizes any band member entrant will be eligible for the Diploma scholarships. All bands will receive a recording of their performance and be eligible for prizes in the heats.

Where are the heats and when?

Sunshine Coast - Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra
Heat 1: 30th August
Heat 2: 6th September
Heat 3: 13th September
Semi 1: 20th September

Brisbane - Beetle Bar Paddington, Brisbane City
Heat 1: 18th September
Heat 2: 25th September
Heat 3: 2nd October
Heat 4: 8th October
Heat 5: 16th October
Omalleys, Queen St Brisbane

Semi 2: 23rd October

Gold Coast - Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Heat 1: 26th September
Heat 2: 3rd October
Heat 3: 10th October
Heat 4: 17th October

Semi 3: 24th October

Wild Card round: 1st November

Finals - 9th of November - Big Room at Coolangatta Hotel

  Prizes on offer?

Finals

1st place - $ 2,500 Cash + A-side recorded to 2 inch tape + B-side
2nd place - $ 1,000 Cash + Day recording at Heliport Studio
3rd place - $ 500 Cash + Day recording at Heliport Studio
Finalist will be in the running for a spot at Big Pineapple Festival (Imagine play with the likes of Birds of Tokyo, Grinspoon)


  Semi-Finals

1st - Paid gigs at venues, Spot in the finals
2nd - Paid gigs at venues, Spot in the finals

   

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    August 13, 2013 11:47 amPosted 4 years ago
    Louis

    How do we sign up?

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      September 3, 2013 5:27 amPosted 4 years ago
      admin (Author)
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      September 30, 2013 4:10 amPosted 4 years ago
      admin (Author)

      email admin@aspq.com.au if you have any problems. Some browsers don’t like the web form.

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    September 3, 2013 2:22 amPosted 4 years ago
    Troy Sandiford

    Hi Guys.
    We are an acid blues/soul band that is starting to get a great following around brisbane. The band is 5 piece with Drums Bass Guitar Sax and Vocals. We have all originals that have a heavy driving beat and blues/soul feel. Would love to be in your comp.
    Regards
    Troy Sandiford

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      September 3, 2013 5:26 amPosted 4 years ago
      admin (Author)

      Sounds great heats are coming up soon. jump on the entry form here or shoot an email to admin@aspq.com.au

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    September 11, 2013 10:11 amPosted 4 years ago
    Gory Wright

    Hey we are from Byron Bay are we able to enter and play the Cooly show?? Or are we not allowed seeing as we are from Nsw??

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      September 30, 2013 4:08 amPosted 4 years ago
      admin (Author)

      Sorry for the late reply but yes no problem

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