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Calling all young musicians aged 12–25

Get your band together and tune your instruments. This August, the Battle of the Bands is coming to Toowoomba.

Hosted by the Regional Youth Leaders, the inaugural Toowoomba Battle of the Bands will promote local youth bands and acoustic artists.

Showcase your talents, make industry connections and kickstart your musical career by entering this year's competition.

This year's entrants will compete for a prize pool worth over $7,000 – with prizes for the top three acts in each category.

Sign-up details are in the 'How to enter' slider below.

Age requirement: 12–25 yearsbattleoftheband web06

Bands

Entry fee: $20.00

Bands must consist of 2 or more musical performers who are well-rehearsed to perform original songs. Band entrants must demonstrate originality and/or composition, a competent level of musical skill sets, stage presence and professionalism.

Acoustic

Entry fee: $10.00

Each acoustic entry must consist of 1 to 3 members with at least 1 member to play an acoustic instrument (string or wind instrument). Acoustic entrants must demonstrate originality and/or composition, a competent level of musical skill sets, stage presence and professionalism.

Please note: The Toowoomba Battle of the Bands is an equal opportunity forum for all diverse musical members of the Toowoomba Region’s community to participate in.

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Applications open: Monday, 31 May 2021
Applications close: Tuesday, 20 July 2021 – 5pm

Heats

Bands: Saturday, 7 August 2021 – 3pm
The Powerhouse, 20 Neil Street, Toowoomba

Acoustic: Sunday, 8 August 2021 – 3pm
The Powerhouse, 20 Neil Street, Toowoomba

Finals

Bands: Thursday, 19 August 2021 – 5.30pm
Grand Central Shopping Centre, Front Stairs, Corner of Victoria and Margaret Streets, Toowoomba

Acoustic: Friday, 20 August 2021 – 5.30pm
Grand Central Shopping Centre, Front Stairs, Corner of Victoria and Margaret Streets, Toowoomba

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  1. Check you are eligible to participate (see Entry types and criteria)
  2. Download and complete the Battle of the Bands Application Pack
  3. Return your application to us by 5pm on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.

You can return your application to us by:

  • Email: battleofthebands@tr.qld.gov.au with the subject line 'Battle of the Bands Application'
  • Post: ATTN: Kiera Bredhauer, Tourism & Events Branch, Toowoomba Regional Council, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • In person at your nearest Customer Service Centre:
    • 4 Little Street, Toowoomba
    • 95 King Street, Clifton
    • 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee
    • 25 Emu Creek Road, Crows Nest
    • O'Brien Road, Highfields
    • 54 Hodgson Street, Greenmount
    • 2-16 Campbell Street, Millmerran
    • 64 Campbell Street, Oakey
    • 85 Yandilla Street, Pittsworth

We'll send you a confirmation email during business hours once your application is received. Please give us a call on 131 872 if you have not been notified about your application.

If you have any questions about participation in the Toowoomba Battle of the Bands, please contact:

Event Support Officer: Kiera Bredhauer, Toowoomba Regional Council
Phone: 131 872
Email: 
battleofthebands@tr.qld.gov.au

The Toowoomba Battle of the Bands is sponsored by the Regional Youth Leaders, Youth Connect and Toowoomba Regional Council.