Battle of the Bands – Round 1

We’re so stoked to be hosting Durban’s best bands as they battle for honours and great prizes over 4 rounds of epicness! The ten awesome alternative rock acts will be split into 3 groups and the best band from each group plus a wild card will proceed to the final on Saturday 9 September. A huge shout out to our awesome sponsors that have made the prizes insane so the competition should be fierce! And there’ll be a tattoo/piercing raffle each night so there’s even more reason to pull in and vote for your best band.

Round 1 Bands:

  • Houseplants
  • Scrubs
  • Static Cat
  • The Rocc Lobsters

First Place Prizes:

  • Full day of studio time to record a single with a mix and master with Sonic Studios
  • R1000 voucher from Bothners
  • R4500 tattoo voucher with Step Up Tattoos

Second Place Prizes:

  • Live recording with a full video production on stage at the Alley, Loop Evolution Records
  • R500 voucher from Bothners

Third Place Prizes:

  • R300 voucher from Bothners
  • 30x 500ml Cherry Bomb from On Tap Distributors

Best Originals Band Prize:

  • Headline gig with Reverberate Events


  • R20 presale
  • R50 door

Presale ticket sales end at midnight the day day before the event.

  • Date : 19-08-2023
  • Time : 19:00 (Africa/Johannesburg)
  • Reg. Deadline : 20-08-2023 12:00 am

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Battle of the Bands Round 1