Final arrangements are being made for the opening heats and venues set to stage the GDN Media Battle of the Bands 2022 contest.
Bahrain’s top bands are also in rehearsal ready to battle it out in competition throughout August and September for the honour of being labelled the classiest act on the kingdom’s music scene.
Organisers are delighted with the interest already shown by music lovers ready for the live events being staged in association with NHSC, the Dilmun Club and hosted by Outback Studios and Ferdi Lifestyle.
“We’re very excited, it’s going to be a cracking, fascinating battle featuring great acts, fine music and superb entertainment,”,” said Outback Studios’ John Atkinson.
The contest will kick off on August 1 with the first heat. This will be followed by a further four to five, depending on how many bands sign up, leading up to the Grand Finale on September 9 at the Dilly, the popular expatriate members club in Saar.
Each band will get 15-20 minutes to perform their choice of cover or original music and will be judged based on their music, delivery, style and the audience response.
The order of the heat performances will be determined during a live draw at the end of July, featured on GDNOnline and our social media platforms.
Judges will include Trevor Owen from NHSC, an appointed judge from the GDN, as well as a designated judge from each venue to be shortly announced.
Every heat will feature three to six bands, of which the top one will move on to the finale. As a twist, there will be three wildcards, assigned to each of the judging seats.
This can lift a lucky act with star potential to the Grand Finale, but must be used during the heat where the band performs and can only be used once per judge throughout the competition.
Up for grabs for the winners are a variety of cash prizes, unbeatable promotion and a free day of recording at Mr Atkinson’s studio. There will be one band crowned the champions and one runner-up.
* For more details and to register, call Mr Atkinson on 3448 8038 or email [email protected]