Young local musicians are invited to show off their skills with Mega Musos Battle of the Bands returning to the Tunarama Festival.
West Coast Youth and Community Support, in conjunction with Atlantis Studios, will hold Mega Musos at the Nautilus Theatre at 6.30pm on Australia Day.
Youth programs manager Ange Perin said it was a community driven event that had continued to enjoy great support.
“We’re lucky to have continual support by Atlantis Studios, Magic FM, Music World and we’re excited by the new sponsor, Port Lincoln Telstra,” she said.
Ms Perin said there were also numerous community supporters who had made the event possible.
There have been some confirmed acts so far but entries are still open until January 16 with forms available from the West Coast Youth and Community Support office.
We seem to be getting quite a lot of interest from local businesses and new bands that are signing up.Mark Spalding
Categories will be determined by the number and types of entries.
The competition is open for those in the 12 to 25 age bracket. Bands can have members outside this as long as 50 per cent or more of its members fall inside this age group.
Youth worker Mark Spalding said the interest was clearly there based on what they had seen so far.
“We seem to be getting quite a lot of interest from local businesses and new bands that are signing up,” he said.
Mr Spalding said Mega Musos was a good opportunity for young performers to gain stage experience and confidence in front of an audience and for them to showcase their skills for the community to enjoy.
Prizes for the competition include studio time with Atlantis Studios as well as a Samsung Galaxy tablet from Port Lincoln Telstra.
Tickets are available next week at $5 each from the West Coast Youth and Community Support office.
The organisation is also calling for young people to be involved with the Tunarama Festival through Teen Tunarama.
This program is open for youth aged 13 to 17 and involves assisting with events at Tunarama including the parade or children’s events like the prawn toss.
Youth worker Emily Pearson said youth could build up their confidence while helping the community.