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A brand new band competition is coming to Newcastle!

We are very proud to be sponsors of this new competition, showcasing the future of Newcastle’s live music sceneThe Northern Star ‘Sound Search’ is for young musicians aged 7 to 17 years old, which is aiming to provide young people with a platform to perform in a professional setting, win some awesome prizes and to have fun doing what they love. The Northern Star Hotel has hosted some of Australia’s greatest musicians such as Missy Higgins, Catherine Britt, Dallas Frasca, The Whitlams, Karnivool and many more! But now it’s your chance to show Newcastle what you’ve got!

The winner of the comp will receive $500, a headline spot on the Future Rockstars Stage at Newcastle Foreshore on New Year’s Eve, a band photo shoot by Swamp House Photography and a promotional article in Newcastle Live.

How will it work? After you have sent in your band’s application form, you will be assigned a heat. The heats will be held on Sundays (see dates below) in which the acts will play 20 minute sets. Each heat will be judged by music industry professionals who will be scoring all acts on; stage presences, musicianship, crowd response. Four bands selected from each heat will then go onto the final, and the winners will be announced.

The dates are;

Heat 1: Sunday 13th November – 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Heat 2: Sunday 27th November – 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Final: Sunday 11th December – 1.30pm to 5.30pm

The Northern Star Hotel is at, 112 Beaumont St, Hamilton NSW 2303 Ph: (02) 4961 1087

Presented by: Big Apachee, Rosies School Of Rock and The Northern Star Hotel 

Please contact Rosie’s School of Rock or Big Apachee for applications and further details.