Tweed Battle of the Bands organiser Kristie Hedley, centre, with Jake Lehmann, Jenny Unwin, Hunter Keen and Angela Finkel.
Tweed Battle of the Bands organiser Kristie Hedley, centre, with Jake Lehmann, Jenny Unwin, Hunter Keen and Angela Finkel. Scott Powick

Youth bands set to battle for title

IF YOU think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Tweed Battle of the Bands winner, this is your last chance to submit your entry.

Organiser Kristie Hedley said there were still some places available in the contest and any additional entrants would be placed on a waiting list.

She said the entrants so far had been diverse in terms of genre.

“We’ve got everything from ’80s glam rock to surf rock,” she said.

“People that are coming along will be surprised at the diversity of talent in this area. They’ll get a taste of everything.”

Ms Hedley said the battle was being held in three locations this year, a first for the event and a big win for the youth of the Tweed.

“It’s always been my dream to do that because I’ve always felt that over the years there were kids who couldn’t access the battle because of where we were, geographically,” she said.

“I’m hoping this opens up more opportunities not just for bands but also for kids who want to see live music.”

As well as a great performance opportunity for local emerging musicians, who will be vying for an automatic entry into Buskers By the Creek and a chance to be mentored by Kingscliff musician Casey Barnes, the event will give high school students from around the shire work experience opportunities.

Jake Lehmann and Hunter Keen from St Josephs College in Banora Point are studying Entertainment Industries and will work on sound, lighting and more.

“It’s good just to learn about it and just to see what it’s like,” Hunter said.

Murwillumbah High and Lindisfarne students will also work at the event.

Yaxi youth transport will offer transport to each of the three venues for $15 return.

Minimum 10 people per trip. Call 0404 465 109 to book and find Tweed Battle of the Bands on Facebook.

Bands battle

  • Heat one: 2-7pm Sunday, April 10 at The Lake Cabarita
  • Heat two: 6-10pm Monday, April 11 at Murwillumbah High School
  • Final: 6-10pm Friday, April 22 at Kingscliff TAFE Auto Building


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