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Xpozay 2006

The Most Prestigious Band Competition In The Region

Xpozay is set to be the premier band competition in Newcastle and the Hunter region and why wouldn’t it, when you have the perfect venue, the ultimate first prize, support of local media, professional organisers and a fantastic breeding ground of talent to choose from!

From Thursday 13 July, The Brewery will be the host of Newcastle’s most prestigious band competition, consisting of 11 weeks of heats, followed by 3 semi finals and one grand final which will see the winners walk away with the ultimate prize – a Major recording package in Sydney, a promotional package, musical equipment, Cash and a NYE showcase performance at The Brewery, plus much more … a total value of over $20,000!

Xpozay 2006Xpozay aims to provide young original musicians with the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a live audience, within quality performance conditions and provide the perfect launch pad to further their musical careers.

All bands who enter will not necessarily be selected to perform, they must meet the criteria and standard set by organisers, they will be subject to a selection process, judged by a panel of industry professionals, and then advised if they have made it into the competition.

Each of the 11 heats will be judged by industry professionals, one band will be selected to go through to the semi finals and those bands deemed best will then follow through to the grand final where they will compete for the ultimate prize package. After the heats a “wild card” band will be chosen from the remaining bands that did not progress to the semi finals. This band will be given a second chance.

Newcastle has become landmarked in the music industry for breeding high quality musical sensations ie The Screaming Jets, Machine Gun Fellatio, Silverchair and many more who often began their ascent to success playing to Novocastrians in their favourite local venues. Xpozay continues this tradition and is giving budding musicians the platform they need to make it!

Bands interested in entering can obtain the entry form and stage plot from; The Brewery, EAO Entertainment or online at;, and

Entries close Fri 23 June. Heats start Thur 13 July.

  • What: Xpozay – The Band Comp
  • Featuring: Local original bands
  • Where: The Queens Wharf Brewery
  • When: Thursday 13 July from 8.30pm
  • Entry: Free to public
  • Contact: For media inquiries contact Anna Jawhary at Artbeat on 4962 1855.

Posted on May 29th, 2006 in Events

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