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Battle of the Bands is back

Two young musicians perform on stage.

Come along and watch young musicians battle it out at the Theatre Royal at Castlemaine.

Wednesday 4 September 2019

People of all ages are encouraged to get behind young musicians from Central Victoria and head to the Mount Alexander Battle of the Bands next week at the Castlemaine Theatre Royal.

The annual music competition is organised by Mount Alexander Shire Council’s FReeZA Committee, Eight Metre Speaker.

The all-ages gig provides young people with a platform to play alongside their peers in a safe and supportive environment while competing for some great prizes.

This year the committee has opened up the competition to the region.

Seven bands are expected to battle it out for $500 to go towards new instruments, equipment or rehearsal space.

It’s also a great chance to check out local all-girl band Stop That Mammoth, who are headlining the event after winning the battle last year.

“It’s so fun playing at Battle of the Bands in front of such a big, excited crowd,” said drummer Tilly Stroek from Stop That Mammoth.

“Last year the crowd participation was amazing and the focus on young musicians is always a highlight,” said Tilly.

Battle of the Bands is an alcohol, drug and smoke free event, with no pass outs. The event is fully supervised and accessible.

What: Mount Alexander Shire Battle of the Bands
When: 6.30pm – 10.30pm, Friday 13 September
Where: Theatre Royal, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine
Price: $5 concession / $10 full price

FReeZA is a Victorian Government funded program that supports music and cultural events run by and for young people aged 12-25 years. It is delivered locally by council.

To find out more or discuss details on event accessibility contact Jodie Hearn, Council’s Youth Activities Officer, on 5471 1700 or youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Image: Come and watch local musicians battle it out at the Theatre Royal on Friday 13 September.

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