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Battle of the Bands

Date Posted: 07/02/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

The final of QE’s annual Battle of the Bands was a resounding success. Organised by the Student Association Executive, it began with two heats at the Forum in Darlington where 12 bands battled it out for a place in the final showdown at QE.

Beccy Stannard, Student Services Co-coordinator, explained:

‘The event was a sell out with students filling the Hall to see which band would be crowned Battle of the Bands’ winner. The event kicked off with the staff band, quite wittily named DED ZEPPELIN, who got the crowd in the mood, for the music- filled afternoon. First up were HIGH BRIDGE STREET, followed by CAPTURE, ATLAS WYND, PHOENIX ROW and HYDE.

Andrew Backhouse, speaking on behalf of the Student Association, said:

‘Battle of the Bands was a storming success. We were delighted to have so many students come to each heat to support their favourite QE bands and show such enthusiasm for the talent on offer. Watch out for these musicians in the future!”

Student Association President, Thomas Johnston, acted as compere and last year’s winners, Costa Del Soul, made a special guest appearance.  The winning band was Hyde who won the Liam Harker Trophy and £200 of studio time at the Forum.