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SA’s 10 hottest bands announced

After a gruelling fight to make it to the top, and enormous talent evoked by all the bands, it all came down to who were able to withstand the test of time.

12 June 2013

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Over the past nine weeks, 70 bands have battled to earn a spot in the semi-final of South Africa’s biggest battle of the bands competition, The Klipdrift Battle of the Bands.

On June 11, ten bands competed in the final heat round of the battle at the Mardi Gras Theatre, Carnival City in Brakpan.
 

Vintage Kings were crowned heroes of the night and walked away with R1 000 cash, and a spot in the semi-final. Other bands who pushed in the top seats were Jackvalve, The Lemic and Jean Zenan.

After a gruelling fight to make it to the top, and enormous talent evoked by all the bands, it all came down to who were able to withstand the test of time. The bands had to win over the crowds at each round with the love for their music.

Fans continuously attended each gruelling round to help form the final top 10 - the best of the best.

The top ten bands are:

•    Liezel Marshall Band
•    Colour me Kacey
•    The Undergrounds
•    Stadsboer
•    Unseen Hero
•    Vintage Kings
•    Jackvalve
•    The lemic
•    22nd Gap
•    Jean Zenan.

On June 18, we will see the top 10 bands go head-to-head in the semi-final of the Klipdrift Battle of the Bands, where they will tighten up their guitar strings and rock the crowd for the fight towards glory of being the best band.

Tickets for the semi-final are R50p/p for reserved-seating and golden circle, which will be available at Computicket.

In an epic final battle on June 21, the top five bands will bow down and bring their best to the stage to win the one-and-only spot that will provide them with a recording contract, and so much more.

The winning band will walk away with R40 000 cash compliments of Klipdrift, a two-album record deal from Big Boy Records, and a website campaign compliments of NetData worth R30 000.

Tickets for the final on June 21 are R80p/p. Golden circle and reserved-seating are available. Tickets are available from Computicket. The first 300 to book any of the two ticket options, will also receive a Klipdrift Battle of the Bands, Best of 4 Years Album.

This Klipdrift Battle of the Bands 2013 is brought to you by Reinhardt Massyn Productions, Caxton and LookLocal, Carnival City, Openchord Productions, Showboy Sound Hire & Entertainment, SuperCD and Tommy Rocket Design Studio.

For more information contact Reinhardt Massyn at 082 304 2431, reinhardt@massyn.net or visit www.klipdriftbands.co.za



View more photos of round 9 here (photos: ME-Photo Services)

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