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Battle of the Bands 2018 National Championship - Nelson Heat


Fri 30 Nov 2018, 8:00pm–1:00am

Where: Paradox, 137 Bridge St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Student: $7.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Battle of the Bands 2018 National Championship - Nelson Heat
Paradox Friday 30th November


- Azra

- Big Scout

- Raccoon Dream

- Zorn

And more acts to be announced soon

Entries Open Now

Entries are now open via the website.

Time Line of The Event:

The first 2018 events are taking place in late-September with nationwide events running through October & November. Finals will be in November and early December 2018.
All dates and additional venues are currently being confirmed. As dates are announced they will appear in the ‘event dates’ section of the website:


International Tour: Asia, Australia and NZ:
This year, the national champions will win an international tour; with shows in Asia, Australia and NZ. The tour will take place in 2019

Red Engine Recording Studios, Manly Brisbane, Australia

We're proud to announce that one of the Southern Hemisphere’s top recording facilities, Red Engine Recording Studios is now our recording studio sponsor for the event

The winning band will record a single at this fantastic Brisbane recording studio owned by kiwi Andrew Cochrane previously from NZ band Satellite Spies among others

A wonderful place to record, the band away from home living and breathing your songs, achieving world class recordings

Steve James, World Renowned UK Producer

Steve James has a remarkable career of successes in recorded music; Grammy Nominated & Aria Producer of the year winner. Growing up in the UK entertainment business, son of famed British Comedian / Actor, Sid James, star of the Carry On movies. Steve’s credits include: Sex Pistols, Monty Python, Ginger Baker, Phil Lynott, Toyah, The Rutles, The Jam, The Screaming Jets, The Rumjacks, Mental as Anything, Cold Chisel, Weta, Hangar 18 and many others

Steve is producing, engineering and mixing the winning band’s single at Red Engine Recording Studios, Brisbane
Flights to Brisbane and accommodation are included in this prize.

Musik Radio Promotions / Musik and Film

Our USA sponsors Musik & Film, global airplay specialists, through their radio promotional division, MUSIK RADIO PROMOTIONS will again be working with us to promote the winning bands single throughout the world.

The winners' song will be delivered and promoted to over 250,000 radio stations in over 180 countries
This often includes airplay on BBC1 UK, Numerous stations in the US, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & More with M.A.F’s extensive reach

Jansen Sound / Allen & Heath / Audio Technica

As the oldest sound company in New Zealand, Jansen has maintained a reputation for delivering high quality, reliable audio and lighting solutions since 1949.

Jansen has been Battle of the Bands sponsors for several years now, we are very proud to be supported by this legendary NZ Music company. Jansen's world class brands, Allen & Heath, makers of the industry standard - professional's choice of mixing desks; and Audio Technica, the world's leading microphone brand, are both supplying fantastic prizes to the winning band as well as for the runners up and individual prizes

The 2018 prize and sponsors details can be seen here:

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