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When:

Wed 3 Apr 2013, 7:30pm–11:30pm

Where: Kings Arms, 59 France St, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

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Doors open 7:30pm show starts 8:00pm

Introduction
Battle of the Bands National Championship is New Zealand’s largest and longest running R18 Band competition; events take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part. Started in 1993, The NZ Battle of the Bands has helped the careers of many well-known New Zealand artists, including Opshop, Tadpole & Blindspott to name just a few.
3 months of eliminations will be held at multiple live music venues throughout the country. Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region's champions; who then represent their region at the National Final in Auckland. The 2013 event will comprise of over 50 live shows from April 3rd until June 29th.We recommend bands enter now to ensure a placement at their nearest venue.

Entry Process
- Bands enter online at www.battleofthebands.co.nz
- After registration, bands are placed into a heat at a venue nearest their location.
- Heats & Semi-Finals will run throughout April and NZ Music Month of May, with Regional Finals held in early and mid-June; cumulating with the National Final at the end of June.

Prizes / Sponsors
The 2013 event features one of the best prize pools ever. (See prize list below)

Venues
The country's best Live Music Venues will host Battle of the Bands National Championship events. 2013 venues are: Juice Bar & The Kings Arms in Auckland, Brewers Bar in Mount Maunganui, The Outback Inn in Hamilton, The Cabana in Napier, Bodega in Wellington, The Venue Music Bar in Christchurch and Sammy’s in Dunedin; with possibly more venues to be added depending on entry levels in other regions.
Entries Open Now:

www.battleofthebands.co.nz, www.facebook.com/NZbattleofthebands

Full Prize List
1st Place
- Performance at NZ’s biggest & best festival; Rhythm & Vines www.rhythmandvines.co.nz
- Allen & Heath world class mixing desk from Jansen Sound www.jansen.co.nz
- Recording time at NZ’s premier Recording facility, York Street Studios www.yorkstreet.co.nz
- Mastering of a single at Musik and Film Studios, USA www.musikandfilm.com
- Worldwide radio release and promotion via Musik and Film, USA (sent to over 27,000 stations and with syndicated stations, making 42,000 stations total) www.musikandfilm.com
- Worldwide digital distribution via Musik and Film, USA and their partners The Orchard www.musikandfilm.com
- Physical distribution of the single in New Zealand
- 1 full day’s Pre Production time at Morecoreaudio Studios, AKL www.morecoreaudio.co.nz
- 100x Fully Packaged Audio CDs from Morecoreaudio www.morecoreaudio.co.nz
- Audio Technica high quality Microphone from Jansen Sound www.jansen.co.nz
- Video Footage on DVD of BOTB Final’s from streaminglive.co.nz www.streaminglive.co.nz
- Converse Shoes
- Live shows

2nd Place
- Half day’s Pre Production time at Morecoreaudio Studios, AKL www.morecoreaudio.co.nz
- Audio Technica high quality Microphone from Jansen SounD www.jansen.co.nz
- Audio Technica high quality Headphones from Jansen Sound www.jansen.co.nz
- Video Footage on DVD of BOTB Final’s from Streaminglive.Co.Nz www.streaminglive.co.nz

3rd Place
- Half day’s Pre Production time at Morecoreaudio Studios, AKL www.morecoreaudio.co.nz
- Audio Technica high quality Microphone from Jansen Sound www.jansen.co.nz
- Video Footage on DVD of BOTB Final’s from streaminglive.co.nz www.streaminglive.co.nz

Plus prizes for:
- Best Song-writers Award
- Best Bass Player Award
- Best Guitarist Award
- Best Drummer Award
- Best Instrumentalist Award (i.e. not above instruments, e.g., Keys/Sax etc.)
- Best Vocalist Award
- Recording time for the Wellington winners at Wellington’s top studio: Marmalade Studios, plus discount packages for all Wellington entrants www.marmalade.co.nz

- You can now TXT vote for your favourite band which contributes to the final scoring; TXT the Band's Name to 5405 (TXTs cost 50c). For a full list of bands competing and all events go to www.battleofthebands.co.nz