History

London
GBOB WORLDWIDE LTD was founded in 2004 by Tore Lande in London. The first GBOB World Final happened at the Astoria, where 16 representative bands from countries within Europe competed for the title “Best New Band in the World”. From 2004-2009, the number of participating countries increased to include some in America, Asia, and Africa. During the same time period, the GBOB World Final was held in London every year.

Worldwide
By 2010, the competition has now grown to include 24 countries across five continents. During the same year, the very first World Final outside of London was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The next World Finals happened in Chang Mai, Thailand; Oslo, Norway; and in 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Countries
Since the beginning, over 50,000 musicians worldwide have already been involved in the competitions from 45 countries. Among them are Australia, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, UK, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Jamaica, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine. New countries in 2017 will include Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon.

Previous Sponsors and TV Partners
Previous Sponsors of GBOB World Final and National Competitions include MTV, Fuji Film, Gibson Guitars, Skullcandy, Novotel, Scotia Bank, Red Bull, Quicksilver, Converse, Air Asia, Dragon Air, Nok Air, among the rest. TV Partners around the world have included TV2 (GBOB Georgia), MTV (Thailand), BelMuz TV (Belarus), Ocko TV (Czech Rep), TVR (Romania), RPN 9 (Philippines), AstroTV (Malaysia), MADTV (Greece), TV Moldova.

Testimonies
“This wasn’t the first time I’ve been judge for a battle of the bands contest. This was however the first one truly I enjoyed.” – Joshua Freni, Virgin Records
“GBOB is an idea whose time has come!” – Andrew Oldham, Former Manager – The Rolling Stones
“GBOB is not a competition; it’s a movement!” – Geoff Baker, PR Maverick of Paul McCartney

SUMMARY PRESENTATION

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NEWS ARTICLES

“GBOB Greece News Articles Compilation” by GBOB Greece

“GBOB Romania News Articles Compilation” by GBOB Romania

“The Global Battle of the Bands World Final to Oslo” by Musicnorway.no

“LOST SOCIETY: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From ‘Global Battle Of The Bands'” from Blabbermouth.net

“Kårer verdens beste band” by Klartale.no

“Di Blueprint heads to London for the GBOB World Final” by Susumba

“Dubtonic Kru wins the Global Battle of the Bands” by the Jamaica Observer

“Newcastle band The Tillegra Damned in Global Battle” by The Herald, Australia

“Inscrições para festival GBOB Brasil começam nesta terça-feira, 1º de junho” by Rolling Stone, Brazil

“GBOB World Final to be Held in KL” by Juice.com

“Kina er ver­dens­mes­tere i rock” by ABC Nyheter

“Rough Diamons” by China Daily

“La Londra, China a câştigat finala mondială GBOB” by Jurnalul, Romania

“China’s Rustic Win Global Battle of the Bands” by Gibson Guitars

“E.QUALS PERFORMING AT GBOB FINAL LONDON” by Nepal Underground

“Equals to represent Nepal in Global Music Competition” by Cyber Nepal

“The Global Battle Of The Bands hits London” by Thrash Hits

“Dragonair partners up with Global Battle of the Bands (China)!” by Business Wire China

“C’CORD jadi wakil Indonesia di GBOB Worl Challenge 2008” by Uncluster

“Nordmann rocker verden” by Nettavisen

 

PRESS CONTACT

For press and media inquiries, please contact Rachanee Munar at rachanee@gbob.com

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