Musicians awarded for online contest

Solo artist Sage Roadknight will represent the Macedon Ranges in the FReeZa Push Start Regional Battle of the Bands heat this year after winning the 2020 Battle of the Bandwidth competition.

WINNERS of the Macedon Ranges 2020 Battle of the Bandwidth competition – renamed in line with COVID-19 restrictions forcing the activity online – are being recognised for their talent.

The competition encourages young people aged between 12 and 25 to showcase their musical talent, this time around while being in lockdown due to the pandemic.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council awarded first place to solo artist Sage Roadknight who will represent the Macedon Ranges in the FReeZa Push Start Regional Battle of the Bands heat this year.

Second place was awarded to folk artist Lavinia, while solo artist Bridget Bourke and rapper Kreeper placed equal third.

The event, organised by council’s Music In The Sticks (MITS) program, provides opportunities for young people in the shire to develop skills and experience in a range of areas, and received a large number of entries from solo artists, duos, and bands.

Participants develop several skills including in event management, sound and lighting, photography and film, publicity and management, live and studio recording, sound production, and hospitality.

MITS will be hosted again this year and new participants are always welcome – contact organiser Nat for more details on 0439 642 192.

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