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About Battle Of the Sounds

The 2020 Adelaide Live Events - Battle of the Sounds Grand Final

Adelaide Live Events are resurrecting the ‘Battle Of The Sounds’ competition in South Australia to give local up and coming original bands / music artists (in youth category 25 and under) an opportunity to perform and win over $15,000 in prizes; including the chance to perform alongside some of Australia’s greatest musicians at one of SA’s biggest up and coming concerts – the ‘Myponga Music Festival 2021’.

The ‘Battle Of The Sounds’ Backstory

The legendary Battle of the Sounds competition was an annual focal point for Australian rock music from its inception in 1966 until it finished in 1972. Throughout the competition’s history many Adelaide bands were propelled to greater fame, these included The Twilights, Zoot, Masters Apprentices, Fraternity and Headband.

The Battle of the Sounds Grand Final date 

Friday 4th December 2020 Thebarton Theatre   - doors from 6pm


How to Enter?
To enter acts can fill out the entry form online at 

      Selection and judging criteria can be found on the website. Act registration is FREE 


Who can enter?

      Bands, solos (with track), duos, trios in ANY music genre – must be original music

      Profiled guest judges  - will adjudicate at each event - from the SA entertainment and media industry


Grand Final Details

·       8 bands / artists perform 2 songs each

·       Overall winners announced on the night 

       First prize   

·      winning band will open at Myponga Music Festival 2021 plus


·      1 x N1Records artist support package: 6 months NSS support for your next major project (valued at $2k)

Second Prize -   

·      $1000RRP YAMAHA MUSIC GEAR from DERRINGERS!  plus 

·      1 x Release Support package with SeeOh NSS’ Creative Agency (package requires recipient to have a single ready for release) (Valued at $1k) plus

·      2 full days Recording at House of SAP 

Third Prize   


·     1 x 10hr Demo Recording Day at NSS 
Supporting organisations / venues - Thebarton Theatre,  Adelaide Live Events, Yamaha Music / Derringers Music, Northern Sound System, City Of Onkaparinga, House of SAP


Heat Producers:   Adelaide Live Events in conjunction with Thebarton Theatre