Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Move over Splendour in the Grass, Battle of the Bands is coming to Brisbane and Sunshine Coast!

Don’t miss the Kingstones or see the local favorites plus many more that will put their talent to the test!

If you are in a band or have a group of friends who like to get up and perform, then Battle of the Bands could be just the event you’ve been waiting for!

Join in with dozens of other bands and showcase your musicality at this celebration of talent and diversity – all in the name of inclusivity.

You can register to one of the events listed below or both of them.

*This event is open to bands who have a majority of the members with disability.

Brisbane Event

Tuesday 21 May 2019
10.00am – 3.00pm
The Eatons Hill Hotel

646 South Pine Rd, Eatons Hill QLD 4037

Catered lunch will be available at the venue.
Please advise us of dietary requirements ahead of time.

RSVP your attendance as a band or audience group by Friday 17th of May. Spaces are limited.


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Sunshine Coast Event

Tuesday 20 August 2019
10.00am – 2.00pm
The J, Noosa Drive

Noosa Heads QLD 4567

Lunch will be available for purchase at the venue.

RSVP your attendance as a band or audience group by Friday 16th of August. Spaces are limited.


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Registration open

Now open.

Registration close

Brisbane – on Tuesday 17 May 2019.

Sunshine Coast – on Tuesday 16 August 2019.

Registration form

Complete the form and email it to or register online through the Registration Now button found above.

Performer entry requirements

To enter event the performers must be:

  • a band or group.
  • majority of band members have an intellectual disability.
  • nominated as a band member on the registration form prior to the event and by closing date specified above.

Performance style

The event is open to performers in all contemporary styles or genre.

Performance length

  • 8 minutes maximum per band.
  • One song per band.

Band spokesperson

One person for each band to be nominated as a spokesperson to represent the band to accept gifts and give a response speech of no longer than two minutes maximum.

Performance content

Original songs or covers.


Bands must supply their own instruments. Bands are responsible for own equipment.

There is a PA & sound technician available. Backing music to be supplied by individual band on USB or CD. Organiser will take no responsibility for damaged, missing or faulty equipment.

Judges critique

Bands will receive a critique and appraisal from judges at the end of the event.

Celebrating technical ability, musicianship, song-writing, stagecraft and audience engagement.


Everyone in a band sharing their abilities and talents will receive a gift.

Event contact

Kimberley Curtis, Event Manager

Email: | Ph: 07 5453 8023