Attention Unsigned Bands! Want a Shot at Playing the Vans Tour?

The Los Angeles County Fair is hosting a Battle of the Bands this year. And the top prize is a spot in the Vans Tour lineup during their Pomona tour date.

Think you got what it takes to rock the Vans Warped Tour? The Los Angeles County Fair will give you a chance to prove your mettle.

Fair officials are putting a call out for unsigned high school- and college-aged bands from around Southern California to compete in the Battle of the Bands.

The top 24 bands will be chosen to battle it out at the Fair. Eight finalists will then vie for the top spot.

Prizes include:

  • First place: $1,200 cash, a slot in the 2014 Vans Warped Tour in Pomona and a complete backline donated by Fender
  • Second place: $800 cash
  • Third place: $500 cash

Bands must submit application, bio, video, set list with lyrics, photo of band and stage plot. Applications may be found at Battle of the Bands website. www.lacountyfair.com/battleofthebands.

Sorry, no soloists or duos. Space spots are limited.

The deadline to enter is May 31. Preliminary competition will be held at starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 5, 12 and 19.

The final is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the L.A. County Fairground’s Coca-Cola Stage.


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