Nine up and coming local acts will take to the stage to compete in this year’s Bendigo Battle of the Bands from 6pm on Friday August 5 at BRIT’s MacGillivray Hall.
City of Greater Bendigo Youth Worker Rory White said FReeZA’s MIC UP Productions are proud to host this year’s local heat of Battle of the Bands,
“This is shaping up to be a not to be missed event featuring nine quality performers and bands who will all be competing for a coveted spot in the FReeZA Push Start Regional Finals set to take place in Melbourne later in the year.
 “Act’s appearing at this year’s local battle include  rock bands Blackbird, Oh Pacific, Low Point and Post Luminescene,  alternative acoustic act Dao, metal bands Ten Days till Dawn and Fractal and the more hardcore We the Dreams and Sandpit Heroes.
“Many of these bands have developed a strong following in the local music scene while others are still cutting their teeth they are sure to impress and develop their own following in a short time.
“One thing for sure is that with such a wide range of styles being represented it will definitely provide for an intense battle,” said Rory.
He said Bendigo is fast becoming a breeding ground for young musos and the Battle of the Bands is a great way to experience young talent on the rise.
“Last year’s winner, 15 year old Alternative/ Folk singer/songwriter Cass Ward, won both the Local Battle and Regional Final and went on to perform at the Push Start Festival alongside nationally renowned acts such as Children Collide, Deez Nuts, Illy and Dream on Dreamer.
“Cass Ward has proven that our local artists have what it takes to mix it with the best in the state,” said Rory.
Entry to the Bendigo Battle of the Bands is by gold coin donation. All FReeZA events are drug, alcohol, and smoke free, with no passouts and are fully supervised.
Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo’s Youth Development Team, MIC UP Productions mission is to provide opportunities for young artists to play on stage to a crowd of peers, family and the broader community whilst gaining necessary and valuable experience.

Published by sharongreenaway

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography), Latrobe University.

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