Battle of the Bands

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

Don’t miss the local favourites 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.

Our Sunshine Coast event has a full line up of performers already, so come along and enjoy performances as an audience member!

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

  • Common Questions

    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