Battle of the Bands cancelledBy Lewis Rudd
November 24, 2010
The recession and a “number of significant changes” have forced organisers to cancel Wokingham’s Battle of the Bands competition.
The event, which was due to return for the fourth consecutive year in January, will now not go ahead.
Played out over four months the competition, held at Wokingham Youth and Community Centre in Reading Road, proved a massive hit with the borough’s teenagers.
Organised by friends Pat Rowell and Penny Bradshaw, the competition provided a stage and spotlight for scores of raw and upcoming bands from across the borough and beyond, with one lucky band singing their way to a cash prize each year.
The event also helped raise money for charity and the Winnersh Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG).
Mrs Rowell said: “Plans for a 2011 competition were announced last month, however, the current economic climate has brought about a number of significant changes affecting staff, timings and available facilities.
“And despite a high level of expectation from both bands and audiences, it is with much regret we have decided we are unable to proceed with the 2011 competition.”
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