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Battle of the Bands 2012 National Championship - Heat 1

Battle of the Bands 2012 National Championship - Heat 1

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  • Wed 13 Jun ’12, 8:00pm – 11:30pm


Kings Arms, 59 France St, Newton



Ticket Information:

  • GA: $10.00

- Two Tickets;
- Titans;
- Damage Control;
- Kaipara Jammers (KJs);
- Lucky Luke;
- Derash.

Doors open 7:30pm.

The battle begins…
Battle of the Bands 2012 National Championship is happening now! Shows on Nationwide every week from 13th June until 1st September…

Each Battle of the Bands event features multiple bands performing with an often eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from folk to funk, urban to alt, hip hop to electronic, rock, punk and metal...something for everyone... The crowd also gets to vote, with audience votes counting for 50% of the decisions; votes are added with scores from the judging panel made up of industry professionals & musicians. It’s well worth the cover charge to see some of NZ’s up & coming new music artists.

Don’t just read about it...Come along & check out the live action!

42 Live events will take place over the next 3 months at NZ’s best live music venues. 2012 venues are:
Juice Bar & The Kings Arms in Auckland, Outback Inn in Hamilton, Brewers Bar in Mt Maunganui, Bogeda in Wellington and The Venue Music Bar in Christchurch.

Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Feeder heats may also be added at additional venues in other regional locations depending on entry numbers in other regions. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region’s champions; who then represent their region at the 2 night National Finals in Auckland on 31st August (Kings Arms) and 1st September (Juice Bar).

Around 90 bands have entered so far with more registering daily. It’s not too late to enter, there are still some slots available; bands are advised to register (at battleofthebands.co.nz) ASAP to ensure a placement. Previous Battle of the Bands winners & finalists include Jason Kerrison (Op Shop), Tadpole & Blindspott to name just a few.

As well as gaining national attention, the winning band will receive a bevy of prizes including:
- Recording time at NZ’s premier recording facility York Street Studios;
- Musical equipment from Jansen, Allen & Heath and Audio Technica;
- Converse shoes;
- Live appearances and more to be announced.

For full listings of all shows, bands performing and more info, please see the website.

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