THE Battle of the Bands 2016 will return on Sunday 19th February with the final elimination round, and the grand finale now set to go down on Sunday 26th.
Twenty five local bands are ready to rock the Art Gallery Arena, when the competition returns next weekend.
This was confirmed to the Solomon Star by the head of the organising committee Henry Star Dora on Thursday.
“It will be a marvelous and incredible fascinating musical showdown next weekend by our very own local musicians who shall showcase their talents and skills.
“It will indeed be a show of incredible skills and entertainment, and the way they have displayed their talents last year is phenomenal,” said Mr. Dora of Treasure Islands Promotion who has promoted and is organising the event.
He said, 25 bands out of more than 80 bands that registered for the competition have survived the elimination stages and will head into the final elimination before the grand finale later on this month.
“Some remaining 20 local band will battle out the final elimination round on the 19th of February with a total of 25 bands out of the 80 bands who have registered and participated in battle of the band since it was introduced last year will be shortlisted and selected to enter into the Grand final greatest showdown on the 26th of February 2017.
“They will be selected according to their categories of entries which include Rock, Reggae, Country, Island and Hip hop,” he added.
Mr Star Dora said a panel of expert judges, having expertise and profession in music will be appointed to judge the Grand final showdown, therefore he appeals to all the performing bands to prepare well for the final showdown.
Meanwhile, he encourages all Honiara resident and music lovers and supporters to come and watch both the final elimination and Grand final showdown.
“Please come in numbers and let us support our musicians and Music Industry”.
The organiser also thanked the sponsors, music lovers and the general public who have been able to support and watch the local musicians and bands, which is really encouraging.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA