Let battle of the bands commence

This summer, bands will be hitting the frontline in Ripley when battle commences.

Bands from across the county will be competing to become champions of local music promoters Deafbox Promotions’ first ever battle of the bands.

The competition will consist of three heats, two semi-finals and then the final.

Bands entering include local outfits Shackled, Okapi, Bury the Ladybird and another 15 fantastic bands from the surrounding area.

Among other things, there is the opportunity for bands to win the chance to record a track in a top recording studio, as well as rehearsal time in Belper-based Soundhub Studios, and not forgetting the champion’s trophy.

The first heats are on Wednesdays July 27, August 3 and August 10. The semi-finals are on August 17 and August 24. The final is on August 31.

Doors open at 6pm and entry is only £3.