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Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Proudly presented by Radio One 91FM in association with NZ on Air

Back for its 31st year in 2018, the OUSA Battle of the Bands promises another round of stellar talent and intense competition! The four heats and final take place during NZ Music month (May), and this year we have an even bigger and better prize pool up for grabs. Whether you're looking to cut your teeth in the industry or assert absolute dominance - this is a battle worth the wounds. Punters, this annual showdown is a great chance to discover new bands and support your local music scene! 

Every year this competition showcases some amazing talent, with several previous winners becoming big names in the Dunedin music scene. 

This year we have beefed up the prize pool! See details below:

1st Place

  • $1000 Cash from OUSA
  • 2 Days of recording at the Radio One 91FM Recording Studio
  • $400 Promotional Package from Radio One 91FM
  • Headline a show in ReOrientation at U-Bar
  • 300 Colour A3 Posters Printed by OUSA
  • $150 pimp my axe KDG voucher from Kenny Duncan 

2nd Place

  • $500 Cash from OUSA
  • 1 Day of recording at the Radio One 91FM Recording Studio
  • $200 Promotional Package from Radio One 91FM
  • 200 Colour A3 Posters Printed by OUSA
  • $100 Pimp my axe voucher from Kenny Duncan 

3rd Place

  • $200 Cash from OUSA
  • $100 Promotional Package from Radio One 91FM
  • 100 Colour A3 Posters Printed by OUSA
  • $50 Pimp my axe voucher from Kenny Duncan 

Heat 1- Friday 18th May 

Your Face 9:30pm- 9:45pm

Dusty Sunday 9:50pm- 10.05pm 

Zi Shaw  10.10pm- 10.25pm

Didymo 10:30pm- 10.45pm 

The Sham 10:50pm- 11:05pm 

Bathsalts 11:10pm- 11.25pm

Asper 11:30pm - 11:45pm 

Laney Blue 11:50pm - 12:05am 

Heat 2- Friday 25th May 

Lets Go! 9:30pm - 9:45pm

Sun Veins 9:50pm - 10:05pm 

Lacuna 10:10pm - 10:25pm

Elegantly Wasted 10:30pm - 10.45pm

Tongue Tied 10:50pm - 11:05pm 

Ancora 11:10pm - 11:25pm 

Misunderstood Overlord 11:30pm - 11:45pm 

Walter Hewitson and The Falls 11:50pm - 12:05am 

Final, Wednesday 30 May

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