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Global Battle of the Bands

GBOBYou may remember that local band Powerage went to London last December to play off for $US100,000 in the Global Battle of the Bands. Out of 36 competing countries, they come 2nd, only a whisker away from bringing home the money.

So now it is time for YOU to perform in GBOB 2009. Simply by entering, you immediately win a bag of strings, straps etc from Ernie Ball.

The Newcastle Heat is on Sat 13th June at The Loft, Newcastle Mall Level 1, 7a Wolfe St, Newcastle. This venue has been provided to the GBOB bands by Newcastle City Council – supporting youth and the arts in your district!

If you want to play, register now (if you haven’t already) with , and get your entry money in pronto!

Success in this Heat will qualify you for the New South Wales GBOB Regional Final. Regional finalist will win prizes including a brand new Z33 WP digital camera from FujiFilm for every member of the band. You will also be featured on music website and covered by Home Brew Radio and Australian Guitar Magazine. The competition is supported by YHA, Converse, Triple M, Hilton Hotel, and Street Press Australia. The Crew from SBS Television filming and broadcasting the Australasian Final in November – where one band will be chosen to fly to London in December, to compete with international bands for US$100,000!

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Posted on June 4th, 2009 in General

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