MOVE FAST for your chance Muso’s
If you live in KZN, Western Cape, Eastern Cape or Mpumalanga, you’ve still got a chance to enter your band into the Durex Ultimate Battle of the bands competition that’s cruising the country in July and August. Sorry for you Jozi peeps… the auteng and Free State shows are full! But it looks like more venues MAY be added – hold thumbs. Move fast to guarantee your place. Let’s hope that the radio stations pick up on the winners in each region and we push ALL SA music up to where it belongs! See the flyer and below for more.
We’ve received such an overwhelming response to The Durex Ultimate Battle Call for Bands; that we are being forced to add even more shows to the list hosted in the Gauteng Province. (More details to be announced shortly for JHB and PTA)
There are still a few slots available around SA (outside of JHB and PTA and Bloem) for bands to compete in this amazing contest!
Wed 2 July – Stones Edenvale. – FULL
Come support Downward Spiral, Iberah, Killing Pablo and Only Forever. Get there by 19h00.
Thur 3 July – back2basix, Westdene. – FULL
Come Support Empery, Facing the Gallows, Fear of Falling and Solace. Get there by 19h00.
Fri 4 July – Black Dahlia, Boksburg. – FULL
Come support GlassBeadGame, Kudegra, United Against You, Unseen Hero and Wake To Wonder. Get there by 19h00.
Sat 5 July – Foundry Fly Lounge, Swartkoppies PTA – FULL.
Come support Better Off Blind, Elaborate Station, Leef, Neontetra, and Silent Siren. Get there by 19h00.
Wed 9 July – Stones, Centurion – FULL.
Come support 7stukkesilwer, Elivery, Rhutz and Scenery. Get there by 19h00.
Thurs 10 July – Roxy Rhythm Bar, Melville – FULL
Come support Earl Grey and Croquet, Same Old Story, Straw and TV iv Dogs. Get there by 19h00.
Thursday 17 July – Roxy Rhythm Bar, Melville – FULL
Come support Fire Like You, Outside The New, Red Letter Sunday and Six Points From Safety, My Untold Legacy. Get there by 19h00.
Friday 18 July – Maloney’s Hatfield. – FULL
Come support: Alarmhouse, Symphalt, Lyst and Shades of Faith. Get there by 19h00.
Sat 6 Sept – Die Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein – FULL
Come support All Will Fall, Enakskind, Nuverus, Papercut, Unforbidden and Vulcan Nerve Pinch. Get there by 19h00.
WESTERN CAPE / EASTERN CAPE/KZN/MPUMALANGA
Friday 11 July – Cliffy’s Pietermartizburg (3 more spaces)
Saturday 12 July – Willowvale Hotel, Durban (2 spaces available)
Friday 18 July – Tin Cups, Witbank. (4 spaces available)
Sat 19 July – Blue Moon, Nelspruit (3 spaces available)
Wed 23 July – Bourbon Str, Potchefstroom (2 spaces available)
Thurs 24 July – Tapas, Port Elizabeth (3 spaces available)
Friday 25 July – Buccaneers, East London (3 spaces available)
Sat 26 July – Die Tap Huis, Grahamstown (4 spaces available)
Wed 30 July – Mercury Live, Cape Town (1 space available)
Thurs 31 July – Klein Libertas, Stellenbosch (1 space available)
Fri 1 August – Corner Bar, Durbanville. (3 spaces available)
Sat 2 August – R.O.A.R. Observatory CPT (3 spaces available)
All bands wanting to compete should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a short bio, a myspace/facebook link where we can hear music and please supply us with your contact details. Please list which show you want to compete at. Please do NOT email MP3’s. All youth orientated music genres are accepted as long as they are played on real live instruments and the band can perform at least 30 minutes. If you are accepted, you will receive an admission form and then the adventure begins!
The Durex Ultimate Battle is undoubtedly the coolest live music industry contest in South Africa. There are incredible prizes throughout the competition and the winning band is really spoilt, walking away with everything that they need to launch a highly successful independent career plus a headlining slot on The Lucky Fish Music Festival and a big cash prize for that extra boost!
All shows include major giveaways for the public, drinks specials, cheaper entrance fees with voting flyers, and free gifts for the first 200 people through the door. Its fun, its huge, its fantastic!