Get an official 'I WAS THERE' 2016 Battle of The Bands T-Shirt by helping us bring you the biggest FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL in the South West!!
Hello everyone, I am the chairman of the Okehampton Battle of the Bands committee. Every year we raise between £9000 - £12,000 through fundraising and sponsorship (we are a non profit organisation, just applied for charitable status) to put on the 3 heat competition and the final (at The Party in The Park) that attracts over 2000 music lovers! This year we are going BIG!!
We give young and upcoming bands a launchpad, live experience and prizes such as recording, video and merchandise opportunities and the chance to play alongside bigger stars and in bigger festivals such as Chagstock. This year's final will have 2 stages, The BOTB Stage & The Lemmy Stage. Headliners are the official Iron Maiden Tribute – HI-ON MAIDEN, last years winners PSEUDOMORPH and the UK’s top Motorhead tribute MOTORKILL. Also performing are BLACK STATIC – Drum & Bass with thunderous bass lines, lightening fast vocals and haunting melodic backing vocals; THE COPPERFIELD ENSEMBLE – ‘The Cogfathers of Steampunk’ with full string quintet and sing along vintage tunes; BB BLACKDOG – Psychedelic Steampunk blues masters from darkest Derbyshire. Add to that 5 BOTB finalists, The ROC Samba Band, The Turning Tides Project, The Get Changed Theatre and Footsteps School of Dance and there is something for everyone at this huge all day event! There will also be local traders, food vendors, licensed bar, children’s entertainment and much more. And all this is FREE to enter! How much would you usually expect to pay to attend a 10 band all day music festival! – we rely solely on donations, fundraising and sponsorship to keep this FREE. To help with the fundraising this year we are offering Official Okehampton Battle of The Bands T-Shirts as £17.00 rewards (INC p&p) and by supporting us here you will be helping us continue to grow and bring you the biggest Party In The Park EVER! The money raised here will secure the LEMMY stage for this event and any extra will be used to help fund the extra equipment needed. There are more rewards to be had and please remember you can personally donate as little as £1.00 to help this fantastic cause!
Remember, without a local music scene, there would be no major music scene, let's do our best to support up and coming musicians.
Thanks for reading this and thanks in advance for supporting us.