Local solo artists and bands in and around Bega are being encouraged to sign up for an upcoming council-run music competition in the region.
Bega Valley Shire Council wants to hear from talented locals who are keen to show their talents at the Valley Vibes Music Competition.
Council’s Youth Resilience Officer, Melanie Rowsell says the winners of two heats will get the chance to perform at a Youth Festival in Tathra and the Wanderer Festival in Pambula Beach.
“The Valley Vibes Music Competition is more than just a contest, it’s a celebration of creativity and self-expression,” Ms Rowsell says.
“We are looking for original artists, either solo or in a band, to step into the limelight and make their mark. All solo artists and band members must be within the 12 to 24 age range.”
There will be two heats, one at the Cobargo Youth Festival on Saturday 19 August and the other at Bega High School on Friday 1 September.
The winners will then compete in the final at the Tathra Youth Festival on Saturday 16 September.
“The winning band at the Tathra Youth Festival will get the opportunity to play a 30-minute set from Sam’s Caravan stage at this year’s Wanderer Festival and the winning solo artist will receive two VIP tickets to the Wanderer Festival,” Ms Rowsell says.
Interested performers can fill out the Expression of Interest form on the Council’s website or scan the QR Code on posters found on noticeboards throughout the shire.
The Expression of Interest closes on Sunday 6 August.
“The stage is set and the spotlight is waiting for you. Embrace the music, embrace the challenge and let your talent speak volumes,” Ms Rowsell says.
If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Melanie Rowsell on 0466 514 865 or at [email protected]
This project is funded under the NSW Government’s Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.