Central Coast Council is offering young musicians the chance to battle it out for potential future stardom and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.
Now in its 14th year, the Battle of the Bands helped launched the career of chart topping band Short Stack.
This year’s competition kicks off on Friday 21 September.
The competition gives bands more than just the opportunity to compete for up to $3,000 in spending money. Winners will also spend a day recording with a producer/engineer at The Grove Music Studios.
However, all entrants will also be able to access professional development opportunities and training. An important part of Battle of the Bands is that it allows young musicians to participate in music industry workshops and interact with people who are professional musicians, producers and music engineers.
Professional development workshops will be held during the October school holidays. The competition is being supported by Macron Music and The Grove Studios.
Based at The Hub Erina Youth Entertainment Venue, heat one of the Battle of the Band 2018 series will be on Friday 21 September. A second heat will be held on Friday 19 October, with the grand final on 16 November.
What: Central Coast Council Battle Of The Bands
First Heat - Friday, September 21st
Second Heat - Friday, October 19th
Grand Final - Friday, November 16th
Where: The Hub Erina