Danger lurks at battle of bands
THE third Tweed Youth Speaks Battle of the Bands contest kicks off Friday with the best bands from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour and everywhere in between, competing at the Tweed Civic Centre.
Danger At The Door from Brisbane is one of the five bands competing in the first heat.
Luke Hourihane said they were lucky to be among the Battle of the Bands contestants and were thankful to all the people who have supported them.
"We play alternative rock and started our band of four (three brothers and a friend) eight months ago and now we are competing at the Battle of the Bands."
Event organiser Kristie Headley said the event was part of the Tweed's Youth Week celebrations and gave the opportunity for 12 to 25-year-olds to showcase their musical talents and be in the running for prizes.
"There will be 10 bands taking part in the competition, with a special headline act performing at each gig as well," Ms Headley said.
"We have an even bigger and better array of musical styles covered this time than ever before."
"Every genre from folk, funk, hip hop, rock, punk to metal will be played at each of the heats," she said.
Heats on April 6, 13 and 20 will be featuring headline acts such as Double Lined Minority and Mason Rack, a graffiti exhibition, hip-hop and break dancing displays, with winners being awarded $2000 for first, $1000 for second and $500 for third.