Battle of the Bands entrants US of OZ and Soldier Crabs.
Battle of the Bands entrants US of OZ and Soldier Crabs. Craig Sadler

Battle lines drawn for bands

THE second heat of the Tweed Battle of the Bands competition kicks off tonight, with local aspiring musicians vying for a shot at Thursday night's final.

Event organiser Kristie Hedley said those at Friday's first heat saw everything from a local reggae band to heavy metal groups. She said tonight's event should be just as entertaining.

“The two bands that were put through to the final after the first heat were Lifeline, a band from Byron Bay made up of a group of 14-year-olds, and TOUCH from Murwillumbah,” Mrs Hedley said.

“It was really a great night and we've had a lot of community support, especially from Euphoric Productions, who has provided us with equipment and a few hands to help out as well.”

The National Youth Week event is targeted at musicians aged from 12-25 and aims to encourage local bands to get out there and show off their talent to the community.

“We've seen some awesome acts so far in the heats,” Mrs Hedley said.

This year the event has taken advantage of the popularity of social media sites like Facebook and has attracted a huge local response through the medium.

“This year we are actually asking people to vote for a people's choice to go through to the finals by voting on a Facebook poll which is something different,” Mrs Hedley said.

Tonight's heats will be held at Tweed Civic Centre from 6pm with $10 entry.



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