With 9 weeks of heats, a final at Eastbourne’s Extreme Festival, and twenty-four groups taking part this year’s Battle of The Bands is shaping up to be the town’s must attend event of the year. 2010 winners Spaniels Ears will open proceedings on May 15th at TJs nightclub and will be followed over the nine weeks by bands with styles ranging from Hip Hop to Screamo and Pop Punk to Ska. The final in July will see the qualifying bands play to a crowd of happy, sunburnt drunks on Eastbourne seafront. Brilliant. The winners will receive recording time at the prestigious Sussex Academy of Music. Tickets for the heats are £3. Under 18s are welcome. More information will be available on our website.
Originally published in the May issue of BN1 magazine.