New battlefield for bands
ASPIRING musos will get a chance to drum up a fan base and maybe even launch their careers at the Tweed Battle of the Bands.
The inaugural music competition, an initiative of the Safer Communities Alliance, will be held next month at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.
Alliance Secretary Kristie Hedley was the driving force behind the event, which is supported by Tweed Shire Council and coincides with National Youth Week.
“It was something I really wanted to do all through last year, but we were busy with other projects,” Mrs Hedley said.
“I know a few kids who are quite talented and I could see there was a lack of opportunities for them to perform, especially in an environment with no alcohol. It will also give people an opportunity to enjoy the music somewhere that isn't a licensed venue.”
Heats will be held on April 1 and 5 and the final on April 7, all at 6pm DST.
“Our ambition is to have three or four a year,” Mrs Hedley said.
“It'll be nice to create a little music hub here.
“We've got some interest from a couple of bands.”
Entry is $40 for bands and $10 general admission.
“There will be plenty of entertainment, food stalls and lucky door prizes from Concrete Lines, Sea Nymph Swimwear and more.”
Mrs Hedley said she and fellow organiser Rhiannon Brinsmead have extra help from 11 Kingscliff High School event students who will help organise and run the event.
More information and entry forms can be found by searching Tweed Battle of the Bands on Facebook.
The majority of band members must be aged between 12 and 25 years to enter.