The Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) is a live music competition joined by bands from all continents around the world. It is open to bands of all music genres and ages; there are only two main prerequisites to joining: no cover songs and no pre-recorded tracks. All bands must play original compositions and perform live. Every year Local Qualifying Heats and National Finals take place in participating countries around the world. The winners of these go forward to the World Finals. The grand winner of the World Finals will be awarded a USD $100,000 worth of cash and band development packages in Soundscape Studios, as well as a golden statuette engraved with the words “Best New Band in the World”. Starting in 2004 with 16 countries participating, 25 countries took part in 2006 and participation continues to grow in 2007 to 2010 with a frequent average of over 30 countries involved.
Darren Casey (DCY Management)
Chris Charalambides (Soundscape Studios)
To apply to GBOB Cyprus, please email us here.