Fen­land’s Bat­tle Of The Bands is heat­ing up

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

THE heat was on as 16 bands fiercely fought for a place in the fi­nals of Fen­land’s Bat­tle OfThe Bands in Whit­tle­sey.

More than 200 peo­ple turned out to the heats of the com­pe­ti­tion at Childers So­cial Club in Sta­tion Road, Whit­tle­sey on May 15.

The bands per­formed a 15-minute set each to try to make it through to the fi­nal eight and be in with a chance of grab­bing top prizes of a new web­site by Di­men­sion 6000, fes­ti­val slots at Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val and Grass­roots Fes­ti­val and two days’ record­ing at Grange Farm Stu­dio near Wis­bech.

Councillor Steve Gar­ratt, Fen­land District Coun­cil’s port­fo­lio holder for health, well­be­ing and young peo­ple, said: “The stan­dard of the bands this year was very high and it was in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to choose the fi­nal eight.

“The fi­nal is go­ing to be a tremen­dous event and I would urge any­one that is in­ter­ested in qual­ity live mu­sic to book their tick­ets as soon as pos­si­ble.”

The fi­nal takes place on June 5 at Childers So­cial Club.

The com­pe­ti­tion is or­gan­ised by Fen­land District Coun­cil and Art and Soul mag­a­zine and aims to of­fer ad­di­tional sup­port to young bands in the lo­cal area.

Mel El­liott, from Art and Soul mag­a­zine, said: “Many of the bands gave their best per­for­mances yet, pulling out all the stops and en­thu­si­as­ti­cally push­ing each other.”

For fi­nal tick­ets and for more in­for­ma­tion call Art and Soul mag­a­zine on 01733 772095.

Pic­ture: alan storer.

awards: (Front from left) Shan­non Wheatley, Re­becca Cronin and Mau­reen Bielawski re­ceive their awards from Mayor of Whit­tle­sey councillor Derek Steb­bing. (METP-12-05-10AS109)

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