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August 16, 2010

My band’s bigger than your band

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Are you a rockstar? If so, enter the Loerie Awards Battle of the Bands Competition. Photo courtesy Stephen Poff

The 2010 Loerie Awards is around the corner and what better way to get the Festival Weekend rocking than a dose of industry rivalry. The Battle of the Bands is the perfect opportunity to show off your true inner rockstar. 

All agency- and industry-related bands can enter and the five shortlisted bands will perform on stage at the Battle of the Bands on Friday, October 1. The night will kick off at 20h00 and there will be great prizes from Heineken, Backsberg Estate Cellars, Red Bull and Glacéau for the winners.

Enter your band by e-mailing bands@theloerieawards.co.za. Include a sample of your music, the band’s name, a list of the band members, what type of music you play, plus MySpace, Facebook or Twitter links and some photos. Entries close on Friday, September 17, and the five shortlisted bands will be announced on Monday, September 20. 

Don’t miss out on the Biggest Event of the Year! Get your tickets to the Loerie Awards by booking through Computicket. Discounted Mango flights are available to ticketholders from R1 474, flying from Jo’burg, Durban and Bloem. Seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and special prices are only available while there is capacity, so book now! (www.theloerieawards.co.za).

Tempest Car Hire, the official car rental partner of the Loeries, has cars available from as little as R164 per day, so whether you’re driving from Jo’burg or just from Cape Town airport, book your wheels with Tempest.

The Loeries Village has been extended from the Cape Town City Centre into Green Point and Sea Point – offering an extended range of accommodation. A 24-hour shuttle will be accessible to all official accommodation establishments, including transfers to and from the Awards Ceremonies. Check out the Loeries website on how to book your accommodation.

This year, Creative Week Cape Town will be launched in partnership with Creative Cape Town. This week-long showcase of the Mother City’s local talent will lead up to and culminate in the Loeries Festival Weekend (October 1 – 3). Creative Week Cape Town is a user-generated event which invites local individuals and companies to showcase their innovation by hosting demonstrations, presentations and functions throughout the city over the period of September 24 to October 3, 2010. Register your event at www.creativeweekct.co.za. Information is also provided on the Loeries website (www.theloerieawards.co.za).

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