Let battle commence

THE call has gone out for bands who want to take part in a forthcoming Battle of the Bands competition.

It has been organised by Deafbox Promotions and will be held at The Out Of Town pub in Ripley.

Over the course of six weeks, it is hoped that a wide range of talented local bands will be featured, all competing for the overall prize of being the best band in the Ripley area and the chance to win some great prizes.

The three heats – each featuring six bands, with three to go through to the semi-finals – are on Wednesday, July 27, Wednesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 10.

The nine successful bands, plus one wildcard entry decided by the judges, will go into the semi-finals, on Wednesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 24, with two bands from each going into the grand final on Wednesday, August 31.

Bands wishing to apply need to email deafbox@hotmail.co.uk with their band name, band members, contact information, band genre, fanbase size and also tell, in no more than 100 words, a little bit about their band.

The closing date for applications is June 27.