So you think you want to be a rock star, rock chic or entertainer? Have you been writing songs or performing original music at home in front of the mirror or maybe at local venues?
Now is your chance to show the world what you’ve got!

Entries are now open to the Tweed and neighbouring shires for this year’s TWEED BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2016 competition!

Open to entrants from 12-24 yrs organisers are looking to encourage any young bands or groups and particularly girls to grab those final competition spots NOW!

This competition as part of Tweed Shire’s National Youth Week activities, is the perfect place for any young musician to share their style of music and network with experienced performers in the industry.

It’s also hoped that more girls enter to get their chance to battle the boys and each other before the finals Friday April 22.

The event is open to the public with a $10 entry fee. Food and drink will be available for purchase and security will be present at all events as they are strictly drug/alcohol free.
Competition finalists will be chasing an automatic performance entry into Buskers by the Creek who are also offering their time as judges for this year’s event.
(Awarded Queensland event of the year 2015)

‘We’re looking forward to nurturing new and emerging artists and discovering more of the amazing musical talent this region is known for!’ said Jennifer Unwin of Eventzbiz Arts and Marketing and co-organiser of this year’s event.

The heats will also offer a safe and encouraging space for these young performers to enjoy sharing their music with family, friends and the general public.’ she said.

The event which falls at the beginning of NSW school holidays offers a great opportunity for young people and families to enjoy a low cost local event and get behind their favourites!
We”ll also be offering other activities at the event so there’ll be something for everyone!

Entertainment is an extremely difficult industry to break into and this competition aims to generate more direct pathways for young performers to share their music and develop their craft.
We’ll also be offering constructive criticism by experienced musicians and Buskers by the Creek director Cindy Jensen to all performers in the heats with extensive mentoring and performance opportunities being offered to the eventual winners’ Jennifer said.

Heats are being held in Cabarita Beach Bogangar at ‘The Lake’ Sunday April 10 and in Murwillumbah High School’s Elliott Centre Monday April 11.

For more info follow @tweedbattleofthebands on facebook or contact Kristy 0419 223 830.