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DUREX ULTIMATE BATTLE OF THE BANDS LIVE @ BURN!!!

     

    From | 2009-09-11 @ 20:00 | To | 2009-09-11 @ 04:00

    Venue | Burn Nightclub, 16 Wallls Ave, Stamfordhill, Durban

 

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    Damage: R 30

    Contact: 0823259746 or burn@wbs.co.za

     

     

    DUREX PREPARES TO LAUNCH its 5TH YEAR OF THE MOST REWARDING BAND CONTEST IN THE COUNTRY: THE DUREX ULTIMATE BATTLE!

    BATTLE 6: BURN NIGHTCLUB - DURBAN.

    BEYOND THE PALE
    SMALL TOWN HEROES
    SOMA
    THE FUZZ
    THE OTHERWISE

    DOORS OPEN AT 7 FIRST BAND AT 8.

    Kicking off on July 25th, The Durex Ultimate Battle prepares to launch yet another massive national band contest, with more prizes, more bands and more glory than ever before.

    Renowned for being the only band contest that provides live original musicians with all the tools and cash that they need to launch a successful career in live performing; The Durex Ultimate Battle has seen over 400 bands compete for top headline positions at major festivals, huge cash prizes, equipment and lists of other valuable prizes over the last four years. Bands such as HiKaToRi (2006) and Fear of Falling (2008) have both won the coveted title and will be part of the promotions for this year’s campaign.

    This year the contest spreads over a full year and the prize stakes are increased to include three possible international band support positions and even more personal prizes. Plus, heat winners and semi-finalists also receive prizes and bonus cash.

    The contest will take place at various venues around the country. It kicks off on the 25th of July and will end on the 27th of February 2010 in Johannesburg. July, August, September and October will be dedicated to heats. January ’10 will be dedicated to semi-finals and the winner will be announced at a final show at the end of February in Johannesburg. In April 2010, the winning band will tour around SA.

    Heats will be held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Witbank, Centurion, Potchefstroom, and Midrand.

    Prizes this year include:
    • R10 000 in cash.
    • Luggage trailer
    • Live recording
    • 100 CD’s and t-shirts
    • Professional biography
    • Branded Drum Vellum
    • 3 x 2m stage banner
    • Durex condoms for a year.
    • Professional photo shoot.
    • Professional website design and hosting for a year.
    • Headline slot on Lucky Fish 2010.
    • National tour in 2010.
    • Professional tech rider.

    Additional Prizes:
    • Best guitarist – guitar
    • Best drummer – new drum kit
    • Best Bassist – new bass amp
    • Best vocalist – new vocal mics
    • Ten bands to be included on Lucky Fish
    • 1 support slot for 3 different international bands being brought to South Africa by Authentic Ideas. (Genre dependent.)

    Entering is simple. Bands should play original music on instruments with live vocals (no backing tracks) and 70% of the band should be from South Africa. To be considered, send an email with a 100 word biography to; nancy@authenticideas.co.za. The email should include a description of the music, how long the band has been together as well as full contact details and a link to myspace where organizers can listen to the music. No MP3’s will be accepted. Bands should also note in the submissions letter which town or city they want to compete in. There is a R500 administration and sign on fee in order to choose bands that are really serious about their careers.

    Says Byron Bekker, Marketing Manager of Durex SA, “The Ultimate Battle provides us with the perfect opportunity to develop young South African talent whilst at the same time presenting a positive message in terms of safe sex and looking after yourself. The battle provides young musicians everything that they need on a professional level and Durex provides all you need on a personal level. “



    For more information on The Durex Ultimate Battle, please contact The Authentic Group.

    Tell (011) 646 6467
    nancy@authenticideas.co.za

 

Submitted By | Candice KB

 

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