Battle of the Ad Bands 2013

Thursday 17 October Kings Arms Tavern, Newton

The Rules

We know rock and rules really don't roll together. But bear with us, as we bash out the basics of the Battle of the Ad Bands.

Then we can rage against the man. Promise.


Bands must be from CAANZ member agencies, and only one band per agency can enter. Band members must all be genuine, bona-fide employees or current freelancers of your agency. That means no students, ex-freelancers, musos you meet on the job or ring-in types. We will be watching this year - cheaters will be disqualified. Due to popular demand, small agencies only (less than 20 employees) may band together. No super-agency super-groups please.


Must play 3 songs within the 15 minutes on stage songs Choose 1 song played by any artist who's played at any Big Day Out in NZ (wide range to choose from) Choose 1 Shihad Song (first in first served) Play 1 original

This year's theme is Big Day Out.

Oh, and you'll have 15 minutes on stage to perform your magic.

Deadlines & cash money

Bands must register by 5pm, Friday 4th of October.

A fee of $300 + GST per band applies. That's cheaper than one of those Friday outings at a restaurant that ends with 'o'.

Each band will get a few comp tickets for their groupies. Extra tickets can be brought for $45 each (we'll let you know when they are on sale).

Backline gear on the night provided (full list TBC). BYO leads, drumsticks, guitars, quenas, rainsticks and tambourines.

That's it.

To register, just flick back to the homepage and click on the link there.

Any queries please contact

Rock on.



Agency / Company:

Band Name:

Band E-mail:

Band Phone:

Band member 1:

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Band member 3:

Band member 4:

Band member 5:

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