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    Eruption 2017 - £2000 Battle Of The Bands

    Live show
  • When
    9 February 19:00 - 21:00
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  • ERUPTION 2017

    In collaboration with Captain Toms, Kenny's Music, and the Evening Express, we are thrilled to announce ERUPTION 2017, a battle of the bands competition open to all performers within Aberdeen City & Shire aged 18 and over. Last year we amassed a £2,500 cash prize for the winners. Sponsors for this year are currently being actively sought - currently, the prize fund is sitting at £2000.

    ERUPTION was launched in 2016 to stimulate interest in grassroots music within North East Scotland, and this will be its second running after a spectacular first year. Together with your help, we intend to showcase just how deep and diverse the local talent pool is.

    Heats will be held on weekends throughout June, July, and August 2017. The semi-finals will take place in January 2018, with the Grand Final in February 2018.

    Each show will take place from 8pm-11pm and consist of 4 bands, each playing a 30 minute set. Running-order will be determined by chance on the night of the show. Comprehensive backline will be provided to facilitate short intervals, but performers are welcome to take along their own amps, pedals, snares, etc, and drummers will be expected to use their own cymbals. All acts need to be in the venue by 6pm, to load-in, discuss technical set-ups with our engineer, and take part in a game of chance to allocate their stage slot.

    Competing bands will be awarded a score. Depending on availability, bands are welcome to enter multiple times, in order to better their score. Scores are not cumulative. The 16 bands with the highest scores will be entered into the semi-finals, which will be decided by knockout, with one band from each semi-final progressing into the grand final.

    Judging will be by a panel. We’ll endeavour to ensure that these panels are as independent and objective as possible.

    Points out of 10 will be awarded for:

    Material
    Performance
    Technical ability
    Audience engagement
    Professionalism

    ... to arrive at a potential maximum score of 50 per judge.

    A door charge of £4 will be in effect for each heat. There will be no free admissions. This is a contest, so there will be no payment for performing, however Krakatoa will absorb all show costs.

    Get in touch if you or your band would like to play.

    Any sponsors seeking to come on board please email flash@krakatoa.bar

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    SPONSORS (so far...)

    Captain Toms - www.facebook.com/captaintomsaberdeen/
    Kenny's Music - www.facebook.com/kennysmusicaberdeen/
    Evening Express - www.facebook.com/EveningExpressAberdeen/
    Krakatoa - www.facebook.com/volcanictiki/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 1 - FRIDAY 9 JUNE
    www.facebook.com/events/1800478873613592/

    Black Tiles - www.facebook.com/BlackTilesBand/
    Glass Monkey - www.facebook.com/Glass-Monkey-629231297090970/
    Towards Light - www.facebook.com/towardslightband/
    (One band cancelled)

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 2 - SATURDAY 10 JUNE
    www.facebook.com/events/357921264605616/

    Attack Pattern Delta - www.facebook.com/ATTACKPD/
    Broadsea - www.facebook.com/broadseaofficial/
    Sporkz - www.facebook.com/Sporkz/
    Van Sleep - www.facebook.com/VansleepOfficial/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 3 - FRIDAY 16 JUNE
    www.facebook.com/events/1914051835477946/

    Celtic Beast - www.facebook.com/CelticBeastofTheNorthEast/
    Dead Man's Switch - www.facebook.com/Deadmansswitchaberdeen/
    Empty Maps - www.facebook.com/emptymaps/
    (One band cancelled)

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 4 - FRIDAY 23 JUNE
    www.facebook.com/events/422936414750643/

    Killer Clyde - www.facebook.com/KillerClyde/
    The Mamertines - www.facebook.com/TheMamertines/
    Zenith - www.facebook.com/zenithMSR/

    + TBC ... get in touch with us!

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 5 - FRIDAY 30 JUNE
    www.facebook.com/events/206161803221633/

    Worlds Apart - www.facebook.com/worldsapartscotland/
    Before Stories - www.facebook.com/BeforeStories/
    Black Truth - www.facebook.com/BlackTruthBand/
    UNF - www.facebook.com/UNFofficial/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 6 - SATURDAY 1 JULY
    www.facebook.com/events/255158388291256/

    900 TNT - www.facebook.com/Munstertnt/
    Casper Heyzeus - www.facebook.com/Casper-heyzeus-447034045484631/
    Michael James and the Bedheads - www.facebook.com/MichaelJamesTunes/
    Dirty Rookers - www.facebook.com/DirtyRookers/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 7 - FRIDAY 7 JULY
    www.facebook.com/events/1688739908095445/

    Dirty Trick - www.facebook.com/DirtyTrickBand/
    Lost Regret - www.facebook.com/lostregretband/
    Stasis - www.facebook.com/stasis15/
    TBC

    Get in touch if you wanna play!

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 8 - SATURDAY 8 JULY
    www.facebook.com/events/813097808843999/

    David Angus - www.facebook.com/RacketDaily/
    Echothefallen - www.facebook.com/echothefallen/
    Green Beers - www.facebook.com/AlmostLikeBrokebackMountain/
    Wolves In Leggings - www.facebook.com/WolvesinLeggings/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 9 - FRIDAY 14 JULY
    www.facebook.com/events/936841456456879/

    Counterfall - www.facebook.com/Counterfallband/
    The Incarnations - www.facebook.com/theincarnations/
    The Inevitable Teaspoons - www.facebook.com/TheInevitableTeaspoons/
    LOA - www.facebook.com/aberdeen.loa/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 10 - SATURDAY 15 JULY
    www.facebook.com/events/1367902623304306/

    Deadloss Superstar - www.facebook.com/Deadloss-Superstar-373839512637574/
    For Pony - www.facebook.com/ForPonyUK/
    Frog Costume - www.facebook.com/frogcostume/
    GoodHuman - www.facebook.com/GoodHumanBand/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 11 - SATURDAY 22 JULY
    TBC
    TBC
    TBC
    TBC

    Get in touch if you wanna play!

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 12 - SATURDAY 5 AUGUST
    Full Circle - www.facebook.com/FullCircleAbdn/
    Masenko -
    Project Club -
    Sphincter - www.facebook.com/sphinctorium/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 13 - FRIDAY 11 AUGUST
    www.facebook.com/events/1862721167314317/

    Bitterwood - www.facebook.com/Bitterwoodband/
    Canary Gold - www.facebook.com/CanaryGoldUK/
    Gordon James And The Power - www.facebook.com/gordonjamesandthepower/
    Marley Ann - www.facebook.com/MarleyAnnAcoustic/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 14 - FRIDAY 25 AUGUST
    www.facebook.com/events/728516757321218/

    Audiokicks - www.facebook.com/Audiokicks/
    Cadheart - www.facebook.com/CadHeartBand/
    Gypsy Roots - www.facebook.com/GyspyRoots/
    Run To Vega - www.facebook.com/runtovega/

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    ERUPTION, HEAT 15 - SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
    www.facebook.com/events/304234089988866/

    All Stations Go - www.facebook.com/allstationsgo/
    Lord Leper - www.facebook.com/lordleper/
    The RAV - www.facebook.com/The-RAV-946879898782075/
    ROTU - www.facebook.com/RotuAberdeen/
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    ERUPTION, HEAT 16 - SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER
    TBC
    TBC
    TBC
    TBC

    Get in touch if you wanna play!