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Battle of the Bands 2024
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Battle of the Bands competition (2004 - 2019) is making a comeback to bring together our region’s young bands from diverse genres. All skills levels welcome!

The Hub’s Battle is open to bands with members aged between 10 and 24 years.

For the first time, we are introducing a Kids Clash Division for bands with members aged 10-13 years old, opening the opportunity for younger bands to step up on stage and battle it out across the series.

Comprised of three heats, two semi-finals, a final and the combined ‘Creative Engineers Showcase’ event to announce the winners.

With limited places for each heat, bands pick their heat in order of preference. Once all details are submitted bands are selected on a first-come, first served basis.

Key Dates

Registrations Open

14 June - 16 August

The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment 
North South Rd. Erina Fair

5pm: Participant Arrival
7pm: Doors Open and Event Start

•    Heat 1 - 26 July 
•    Heat 2 - 16 Aug
•    Heat 3 - 23 Aug
•    Semi-final 1 - 06 Sept
•    Semi-final 2 - 27 Sept
•    Final - 11 Oct

Creative Engineers Showcase Event and Awards Night
Laycock St Theatre. North Gosford, 15 Nov

The project has a commitment to nurturing artistic growth and fostering a community of aspiring musicians along with prize money and professional development.

The ‘Play it Forward School Prize’ allows the competition and its competitors to show support to their nominated school with a cash prize to benefit students of the Music/CAPA Faculty for the Battle’s overall winning band, to continue to foster a vibrant and supportive musical community.

Sponsored by Central Coast Council

Kids Clash Division (10-13yrs)
•    1st Prize - $750

Youth Battle Division (14-24yrs)
•    1st Prize - $1,500
•    1st Prize - Play it forward: School Prize - $500
•    Second Prize - $1,000
•    Third prize - $750

Awards Prize Pool Value - $4,500

Professional Development Prizes
Sponsored by Damien Gerard Studios & Musicians Making a Difference & Central Coast Council

Kids Clash Division (10-13yrs)
•    Personalised development package - $500

Youth Battle Division (14-24yrs)
•    Studio Time recording to create a finished single for release with Damien Gerard Studios - $2000
•    Song writing workshop, 1 * 2 hour 1:1 with Musicians Making a Difference - $250

Professional Development Prize Pool Value - $2,750

Are you ready to rock the stage? Register now and begin your journey where talent meets opportunity. 

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