2013 Push Start Battle of the Bands

16 April 2013

Calling All Young Bayside Musicians

Bayside City Council’s Youth Services is gearing up for the upcoming annual Push Start Battle of the Bands competition. The events will be held over August and September so now is the time for up-and-coming young Bayside musicians to register to compete.

Council’s Youth Services, with the valuable support of the Popcorn Productions FReeZA youth committee, has been running the Battle of the Bands program for the past decade and each year it proves to be a great competition.

In 2012, fourteen young bands battled it out for musical supremacy with ‘This Fiasco’ winning the final event held at the Brighton Town Hall.

The winner of the 2013 competition goes on to represent the City of Bayside at the Southern Regional Final to be held later in the year. The winner will also be presented with an array of great prizes and represent Bayside at the internationally known St Kilda Festival.

So, for young people involved with a band, or solo performances, aged between 10 and 21 years and live, study or work in the City of Bayside, Council’s Youth Services wants to hear from you.

How to register:

  • Go on-line to www.bayside.vic.gov.au/youth and follow the links to the Battle of the Bands page to download a Registration Form, or apply online.
  • Send the completed Registration Form to Fran Power, Youth Worker at fpower@bayside.vic.gov.au  or via mail to PO Box 27, Sandringham 3191 by 5pm on Friday 31 May, 2013.
  • Don't forget to include a copy of your work or a link to your website or Facebook page so we can hear a sample of your work

For more information, or to request a copy of the Application Form, contact Bayside City Council Youth Services on 9599 4622.  Registration Forms are also available at the Peterson Youth Centre in Highett or at any Bayside Library.

The Battle of the Bands events will be held on the following nights:
Heat one:  Friday 9 August - Beaumaris Community Centre 6.30-10.30pm
Heat two:  Friday 23 August - Hampton Community Centre 6.30-10.30pm
Final:  Friday 6 September - Brighton Town Hall 6.30-10.30pm

All event are strictly without alcohol, drugs, and smoking and are fully supervised by Council’s Youth Services staff and security.

Page last updated: 16 Apr 2013