There are only two rules in LIVE BATTLE:
Play your own songs, and play them live.
LIVE BATTLE is open for all bands, signed or unsigned.
Our definition of a band: 2-6 members.
Solo artists can also join, but have to add one or more musicians.
Usually there will be 12-14 bands in Local Qualifications, playing 2 songs each. There are different numbers of Local Qualifications in each country. Depending on how many Local Qualifications there are in each country, 4-6 bands from each Local Qualification will proceed to the National Final.
The Live Battles are designed to be fast-paced and exciting. This makes it more entertaining for the audience as it never gets boring. If exposure is what you are after, a good record company A&R representative will know how good a band is after one or two songs, and they will certainly check out one of your gigs if they want to hear more. The most important thing is to attract their attention in the first place.
The organizers will provide the complete backline, including a variety of amplifiers. Any special equipment must be set up on stage before the concert starts and remain on stage until the concert is over. Any equipment on the stage must be available for use by any of the bands. You must use your own personal instruments (guitars and keyboards etc.) and drummers must bring their own bass drum pedal. You can also use your own effect pedals.
Yes, two nights in a hotel with breakfast and catering on the day of the World Final will be covered by GBOB.
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