Fenland’s Battle Of The Bands is heating up
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.
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)