Burdekin’s best bands battle it out
A DECADE of great entert a i n me n t w i l l b e c e l - ebrated tomorrow night when the Burdekin hosts the 10th annual Battle of the Bands.
The event will bring five bands to the stage to compete for the best band title.
Burdekin band Intrinzic will perform in the guest band slot after taking out the top title at last year’s event.
Burdekin Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the event was to be held at the Burdekin Theatre foyer between 6pm and 10pm as part of National Youth Week celebrations.
She said the diverse mix of bands in this year’s lineup promised concert-goers a great night out.
‘ ‘ We’ve got t wo l ocal bands and three Townsv i l l e b a n d s t h i s y e a r . They’ve all got different styles so the audience will
Lyn McLaughlin get to hear a wide range of music from some very talented young musicians,’’ Cr McLaughlin said.
The event is being organised by the Burdekin Shire Youth Council and will be hosted by CK and Blake from Mix 106.3.
Cr McLaughlin said the event would be drug and alcohol free and would be fully supervised.
Food and drinks will be on sale at the venue.
‘‘ It’s a great night out for our teenagers because it’s fun but it’s also safe,’’ she said.
‘‘ School-aged kids love it, but it’s definitely not just a youth event. It’s open to everyone and we’ve had quite a few mums, dads and grandparents at our previous concerts.’’
The entrants this year are 4Forty and My Cat Steve from the Burdekin and Townsville bands Althea, Supersonic Rope and The Waiters.
The bands will be judged on their musical ability, originality, stage presence, audience appreciation and c o m m e r c i a l v i a b i l i t y based on both an original track and a cover.
The winning band will go on to the regional final in Townsville on April 9.