Bur­dekin’s best bands battle it out

Townsville Bulletin - - News - Emma Kennedy

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.

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