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Amp Fest Clash of the Bands is now open
By: Wendy GOH

Published: 31/03/2006

All WA unsigned bands are eligible to enter this competition and there's a prize pool worth over $20,000.

This year's Amp Fest Clash of the Bands competition is now open for young, original, unsigned West Australian bands. The participants will have the chance to take part in band development workshops and performances and play at the final at the University of Western Australia on June 10, 2006.

The Amp Fest competition was initiated by a youth advisory council put together by the Cities of Subiaco, Nedlands, and the Towns of Claremont, Mosman Park and Vincent. The winners receive recording time at Satellite Recording Studio, gain mastering time with James Hewgill Music and will also experience professional recording of one song on the 2006 AmpFest Compilation CD.

There will be three heats taking place during May. Heat one is at HQ in Leederville on the May 12, heat two is at Memorial Hall in Mosman Park on May 19, and heat three will be at Claremont Town Hall on May 26.

Amp Fest Clash of the Bands was first held in 2003 to promote youth and talent development. Over 700 people attended the heats that year, and the event has grown ever since.

Last year's winner, Mink Mussel Creek, is a four-piece band that compose their own songs, blending elements of country, psychadelia, folk, glam, blues and rock to create a unique sound.

Competition entry forms can be downloaded from Amp Fest's web site (www.ampfest.com.au) and must be submitted to the Town of Claremont by 5pm Tuesday April 18, 2006.