The FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition showcases young musicians from around Victoria, giving them the opportunity to perform, gain local exposure, and win their way to a spot on the Push Over festival line up. There’s also a bunch of cool prizes they can win from our generous sponsors (check out the prize list below).
Regional heats are hosted by FReeZA Committees each year from February to August, with the winners going on to compete in Regional Finals from October to December. The Grand Final is held at the annual Push Over festival in March. Each FReeZA Committee that hosts a heat is supported to ensure that FReeZA Push Start is not only a platform for young performers, but a platform for young event organisers and promoters alike.
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For the past seven months, emerging artists across Victoria have been battling it out in the 2014 series of the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands competition. Bands who have won their heats will compete at the nine Regional Final events held across Victoria. We’re pleased to announce that the nine regional winners will go through to play at the Grand Final at the City Of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival on March 7, 2015.
Show your support for local talent and get along to the Regional Final heats!
|Regional Final and host||Date||Venue||Competing bands||Contact|
|Hume Regional Final|
Word and Mouth FReeZA (Shepparton)
|Sep 20||The McIntosh Centre||AtMostFear, Realisations, Top Knot, Mud Puppy, Ordinary Kings, A Nice Afternoon Living, The Quick and The Dead||Shepparton FReeZA facebook|
|Gippsland Regional Final |
|Oct 11||Sale Memorial Hall||Dy ing For Daylight, Dawn Patrol, The Flats, Everchanging||Email: Kayte.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northern Country Regional Final |
|Oct 26||Karova Lounge||Horris Green, 10000 Hours, Jimmy & Paige, At Seas End, Paper Boat Armarda||Ballarat FReeZA facebook |
|Barwon South West Regional Final |
|Nov 7||Courthouse Arts||School Refuge, Jye Cannon, Revolution, SNG, Say Please, Cooper Lower||Geelong FReeZA website|
|Eastern Metro Regional Final |
|Nov 21||EV's Youth Centre||Lanterns, Sunborne, Brunga's Band, Des Chio, Saint Henry, The Bean Project||Maroodah FreeZA facebook|
|Northern Metro Regional Final |
|Nov 22||Broadmeadows Town Hall||Freak & The Fat Cats, The Plastered Bastards, The Beautiful Moment, A-Ron and J.Jay||Hume FReeZA facebook|
|Mallee Wimmera Regional Final |
|Nov 28||TBC||Requiem, Torque||Mildura FReeZA website|
|Southern Metro Regional Final |
Spectrum Entertainment FReeZA
|Dec 5||Cranbourne Public Hall||Beneath The Lies, Valleys Of Vermont, The Evercold, Manor, Melanie Grace, Stridor, The Moody Spooks, Bloomfield||Casey FreeZa website|
|Western Metro Regional Final |
|Dec 6||Bacchus Marsh Town Hall||Blue Couch, Head Of A Lion, Midnight Academy, Ember Rain, Malibu Barbee||Moorabool FReeZA facebook|
FREEZA PUSH START GRAND FINAL @ MOOMBA
to be held at the City Of Melbourne’s Moomba Festival on Saturday March 7, 2015.
Entry to Moomba is FREE!
The FReeZA Push Start Regional Finals 2014 are funded through the FReeZA Program, a Victorian Government Initiative.
Want more information about the competition?
For more information about the competition, or to view a list of heats, go to www.thepush.com.au.