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Contest gives young bands chance to play at Big Day Out

UP AND coming youth bands on the Fraser Coast are being encouraged to enter the headspace Big Day Out band competition online.

Four winners in each state will be invited to play on the headspace stage at the Big Day Out in their closest capital city next year.

After entries close on October 27, the public will have three weeks to vote for their favourite band and then winners will be chosen from that shortlist by an expert industry panel.

headspace chief executive Chris Tanti said the initiatives helped put mental health on the agenda in a way that made sense for young people.

"We know that music is a really important part of young people's lives, so extending our involvement with Big Day Out will help us reach thousands of young people," he said.

"We want to improve the lives of young Australians, so we need to make sure they know there's youth friendly support available for them and their friends."

Big Day Out chief executive Adam Zammit said it was exciting to offer the opportunity.

"When I was I 16 playing bad bass in a bad band, I could have only dreamt of the opportunity to play alongside the world's biggest bands at the Big Day Out festival," he said.

"Not only are we giving young musicians a chance to shine nationally and internationally, we are also driving attention to headspace centres and the critical the work they do for the state of youth mental health in this country."

For more information on the 2014 headspace Big Day Out band competition, visit www.bigdayout.com/headspace.

Topics:  bands, big day out, competition, headspace




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