Jam sessions have intensified across the region as local musicians prepare to battle in Battle of the Bands in August as part of Live and Local Toowoomba.
Hosted by the Council’s Young Regional Toowoomba Leaders, Battle of the Bands will be an exceptional opportunity for musicians and bands ages 12 to 25 to showcase their talents, connect with the industry and launch their music careers. by entering this year’s competition.
Entries are now open and there are over $ 7,000 in prizes to be won with prizes for the first three acts in each category.
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Environment and Community Committee Chairman Cr James O’Shea said Battle of the Bands is the perfect opportunity for emerging talent from the region to find their way into the local music scene.
“Battle of the Bands will promote local youth groups and acoustic artists from our area,” said Cr O’Shea.
“We already know that there are a number of incredibly talented young artists in our region, but we want to create more opportunities for these emerging artists and bring them to a new and wider audience.
“The majority of these musicians have attended the QMusic Connect workshops held throughout June and have applied these learnings to their practice, so we expect top-notch performances.
“Battle of the Bands will build on the work accomplished to date under the Live and Local strategic initiative to foster industry skills and collaboration and encourage more live music events for the community.
“There is a long history of our youth committees hosting live music festivals showcasing talent from our region and we are excited about the 2021 competition bringing together diverse artists from a wide range of musical backgrounds. “