About The Global Battle of the Bands

GBOB is a Membership Program for musicians around the world. We have organized concerts all over the world since 2004 and thousands of bands have been able to present their original music to an engaged audience.

Berlin, the day after.

Play from inside. Don't worry about what people think of you. Play like you have never played before. Play from your feeling. Play for yourself!

Tore Lande, Founder of GBOB

Our history

The Global Battle Of the Bands (GBOB) is an international concept where bands from a number of countries battle to win the world final. GBOB was founded by the Norwegian Tore Lande in 2004 and is a continuation of the Norwegian Championship of Rock, which Tore ran for a number of years.

GBOB has one basic rule. All music must be original written by or for the band.

All forms of music are welcome, but the competition has been mostly characterized by pop and rock bands.

Who is the best guitar player in the world? Well, it's not Tore. But he had a lot of fun playing guitar in a band and organizing concerts with heroes like Gary Moore, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin, Hank Marvin, Terje Rypdal and Ritchie Blackmore.

  • 2023

    WE ARE BACK!

  • 2016

    In 2016 the world final was held in Berlin. Winner Sinoptik (Ukraine)

  • 2015

    In 2015 the world final was held in Oslo. Winner Triana Park (Latvia)

  • 2014

    In 2014 the world final was held i Chiang Mai. Winner Firekind (England)

  • 2012

    In 2012 the world final was held in London (Scala). Winner Di Blueprint (Jamaica)

  • 2010

    In 2010 the world final was held held in Kuala Lumpur. Winner Dubtonic Kru (Jamaica)

  • 2009

    In 2009 the world final was held in London (Scala). Winner Rustic (China)

  • 2008

    In 2008 the world final was held in London (scala). Winner Floors and Walls (England)

  • 2007

    In 2007 the world final was held in London (Electric Ballroom). Winner Boys in a Band (Faroe Island)

  • 2006

    In 2006 the world final was held in London (Astoria). Winner Heavy Mojo (USA)

  • 2005

    In 2005 the world final was held in London (Astoria). Winner Kopek (Ireland)

  • 2004

    In 2004 the world final was held in London (Astoria). Winner Second (Spain)

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Nick Stropsa (Moldova)
HESTON DROP (Australia)
Alexa Niculae (Romania), The concert host
A filipino and a norwegian getting their ears fixed.
VOX MIRA, great singer but is he a dancer?
Sinoptik (Ukraine)

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GBOB is a global Membership Program for musicians. Since 2004 we have organized concerts in 64 countries all over the world, and thousands of bands have been able to present their original music to an engaged audience.

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