SOUNDS GOOD: Blind Operation will compete in the Ipswich Battle of the Bands on July 4.
SOUNDS GOOD: Blind Operation will compete in the Ipswich Battle of the Bands on July 4. PHOTO Contributed

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

IPSWICH CBD is set to be brought to life through the power of rock.

Ipswich City Square will host 20 emerging bands which will compete for the ultimate prize in the 2015 Battle of the Bands competition.

Ipswich City Square marketing manager Rachel Vickary said the CBD would host seven hours of live music alongside the ever-popular Ipswich Record Fair to give music lovers across the city a top day out.

"We've got a diverse, talented range of bands. The response has been fantastic," she said.

"We'll have everything from rock, pop, rap, metal, folk, alt and hip hop. For gamers, there will also be a pinball tournament taking place in the autographed memorabilia store, with prize money up for grabs on the day."

Judges from radio, music, advertising and music media will sit on the panel to choose the winner, who will score a five-hour recording session at Studio 188, a music video and publicity in local and music media.

"Each band will perform for 10 minutes, so they'll have about two or three songs each," Ms Vickary said.

"We have been wanting to do music in the mall for ages now. When we do people really respond to it. We want the Ipswich CBD to become a live music hub."

Ipswich Battle of the Bands will be held in Ipswich City Square on Saturday, July 4, from 11am-6pm. Entry is free.

The line-up includes Siren, The Hitchhikers, Until Home, Fire and Whistle Theory, Barefoot with Shoes, Secondhand Toothbrush, Asylum of Voices, Fourth Mantra, Seanic Sounds, Evading Sanity, Sound of Truth, The Stray Selection, Chasing Closure, Born Obsolete, No Signal, Lachy Lyne, Blind Operation, Dethwish, Tesla Coil and Jam Sandwhich.

For details, phone 3812 2111.


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