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A State-Wide Battle of the Bands Competition

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.

2011-12 Winners; Altitude

» More Push Start information (external link)

Current Series:

» FReeZA Push Start 2014-15

Previous Years:

» FReeZA Push Start 2013-14
» FReeZA Push Start 2012-13
» FReeZA Push Start 2011-12
» FReeZA Push Start 2010-11
» FReeZA Push Start 2009-10

Freeza Push Start Battle of the Bands 2014: Regional Finals announced

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        VenueCompeting bandsContact
Hume Regional Final
Word and Mouth FReeZA (Shepparton)
Sep 20The McIntosh CentreAtMostFear, Realisations, Top Knot, Mud Puppy, Ordinary Kings, A Nice Afternoon Living, The Quick and The DeadShepparton FReeZA facebook
Gippsland Regional Final   
Wellington FReeZA
Oct 11Sale Memorial HallDy ing For Daylight, Dawn Patrol, The Flats, EverchangingEmail:
Northern Country Regional Final
Sonika FReeZA
Oct 26Karova LoungeHorris Green, 10000 Hours, Jimmy & Paige, At Seas End, Paper Boat Armarda
Ballarat FReeZA facebook
Barwon South West Regional Final
Geelong FReeZA
Nov 7Courthouse Arts
School Refuge, Jye Cannon, Revolution, SNG, Say Please, Cooper Lower
Geelong FReeZA website
Eastern Metro Regional Final
Maroondah FReeZA
Nov 21EV's Youth CentreLanterns, Sunborne, Brunga's Band, Des Chio, Saint Henry, The Bean ProjectMaroodah FreeZA facebook
Northern Metro Regional Final
Hume FReeZA
Nov 22Broadmeadows Town HallFreak & The Fat Cats, The Plastered Bastards, The Beautiful Moment, A-Ron and J.Jay
Hume FReeZA facebook
Mallee Wimmera Regional Final
Mildura FReeZA
Nov 28TBCRequiem, TorqueMildura FReeZA website
Southern Metro Regional Final
Spectrum Entertainment FReeZA                         
Dec 5Cranbourne Public HallBeneath The Lies, Valleys Of Vermont, The Evercold, Manor, Melanie Grace, Stridor, The Moody Spooks, BloomfieldCasey FreeZa website
Western Metro Regional Final
Dec 6Bacchus Marsh Town HallBlue Couch, Head Of A Lion, Midnight Academy, Ember Rain, Malibu Barbee Moorabool FReeZA facebook


The nine regional final winners will compete at the FReeZA Push Start Grand Final
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.

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