Last chance to register for Smells like Centenary Spirit comp

Barcham 3 July 2013

Time is running out for Canberra bands looking to get involved with the centenary’s ‘Smells like Centenary Spirit’ youth battle of the bands competition.

Registrations close at midnight July the 15th.

Get amongst it bands!

Jeremy Lasek would also like you to get involved.

“This opportunity is too good for our city’s young musicians to miss out on,” Mr Lasek said. “There are some incredible prizes up for grabs, and it’s a chance to perform in front of music industry representatives.

“With more than 30 bands and artists already registered from across Canberra, Goulburn and Yass, I’m sure there’s a lot of rehearsing going on in garages across the ACT region.”

Canberra musicians aged from 14 to 22 are invited to compete, with the four heats staged throughout the ACT in September 2013.

Eight acts will be chosen to compete at the final concert on Friday, 15 November, at the Royal Theatre, and will play alongside a high profile national act.

The winner will receive a range of prizes, including:

• The Youth Live Artist of 2013 award to be presented at the MAMAs awards night on Saturday, 23 November 2013, at Albert Hall.

• The chance to perform at the national all-ages festivals Groovin the Moo 2014 and Bastardfest 2014(dependant on the band’s genre).

• Personal introductions to contemporary music industry figures including publishers, labels, managers, booking agents and more.

MusicACT is a non-profit organisation established to advocate for and promote the ACT music industry.

If you would like to register an expression of interest, or to get more information on heat dates and locations, please visit

For more information on other Centenary of Canberra events, please visit

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