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The Global Battle of the Bands is the worldwide music competition
for bands playing their own songs, live.

The Global Battle of the Bands is the worldwide music competition for bands playing their own songs, live.


Find your flag to check on the status of live events in your country.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Venue : Rock Cafe
City : Prague
Date : 18 March 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00

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DENMARK

To be announced within the year


ENGLAND

To be announced within the year


ESTONIA

Venue : Rockstar
City : Tallinn
Date : 10 March 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00


FINLAND

Venue : Hard Rock Cafe
City : Helsinki
Date : 18 February 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00

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GERMANY

To be announced within the year


GREECE

To be announced within the year


HUNGARY

To be announced within the year


LATVIA

Venue : Republika
City : Riga
Date : 11 March 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00


LITHUANIA

To be announced within the year


NORWAY

Venue : Hard Rock Cafe
City : Oslo
Date : 2 February 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00

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POLAND

Venue : Hard Rock Cafe
City : Warsaw
Date : 2 March 2020
Time : 19:00 - 22:00


ROMANIA

To be announced within the year


SLOVAKIA

To be announced within the year


SWEDEN

To be announced within the year




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HISTORY OF GBOB

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Kirkland Bodie
Bahamas National Finals


Stroy
Czech Republic National Finals


Shifting Sands
Romania National Finals


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OUR HISTORY

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ARTISTS
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09:37
04:37
10:01
02:41
02:58
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09:40
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Some former TV Partners and Festivals around the world



Kirkland Bodie
Bahamas National Finals


Stroy
Czech Republic National Finals


Shifting Sands
Romania National Finals

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HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS

ALL BANDS

Bands from all kinds of music genres, whether signed or unsigned, may join. However, they must have their own original songs and must be able to play them live.

THREE LEVELS

Live Competitions have three levels: the Local Qualifying Heats, National Finals, then the World Final. Winners will be decided by judges and audience votes in all levels.

WORLD FINALS

Every National Winner will play live at the World Final. The World Champion will receive a Gold Trophy, and international promotion deals.

ALL BANDS

Bands from all kinds of music genres, whether signed or unsigned, may join. However, they must have their own original songs and must be able to play them live.

THREE LEVELS

Live Competitions have three levels: the Local Qualifying Heats, National Finals, then the World Final. Winners will be decided by judges and audience votes in all levels.

WORLD FINALS

Every National Winner will go and play live at the World Final. The World Champion will receive a Gold Trophy, and international promotion deals.

THE WORLD FINAL
COUNTDOWN TO WORLD FINAL 2018 IN ATHENS, GREECE
7 DECEMBER 2018
KUALA LUMPUR
LONDON
THAILAND
OSLO
GERMANY

50000 Artists
45 Countries
15 Years

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GBOB WORLD FINAL
COUNTDOWN

The next World Final will be happening in Athens within the summer of 2020. Audiences around the world may watch and vote live via livestreaming.

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GBOB WORLD FINAL

The next World Final will be happening in Athens within  the summer of 2020. The World Final happens in a different country every year.


 
HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS

ALL BANDS

Bands from all kinds of music genres, whether signed or unsigned, may join. However, they must have their own original songs and must be able to play them live.


THREE LEVELS

Live Competitions have three levels: the Local Qualifying Heats, National Finals, then the World Final. Winners will be decided by judges and audience votes in all levels.


WORLD FINALS

Every National Winner will go and play live at the World Final. The World Champion will receive a Gold Trophy, and international promotion deals.

GBOB WORLD FINAL

The World Final will be happening in Athens within the summer of 2020 and will be streamed worldwide for viewers around the world to be able to vote live.

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THE GBOB WORLD FINAL IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY EVERY YEAR

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Kuala Lumpur
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Chiang Mai
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Oslo
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Berlin
PAST WINNERS AND JUDGES
PAST WINNERS & JUDGES

Kee Marcello
World Final Judge
Guitarist, Europe


Glen Matlock
World Final Judge
Bassist, Sex Pistols


Ben Adams
World Final Judge
Singer, A1


Jim Lowe
World Final Judge
Grammy-Winning Producer, Stereophonics


“I had a blast being a judge at the Global Battle of the Bands. I really like the concept and I hope it grows year on year.”
Steve Lillywhite
Grammy-Winning Producer
U2, Rolling Stones

SINOPTIK
Sinoptik are three generations of rockn'roll in one shot. Unpredictable fusion-absorption of psychedelic rock, old-school rock and digital stoner. They blend power and beauty, roaring of overloaded guitars and cosmic sounds of the keys. They frequently tour Europe in solo concerts and festivals.

Sinoptik are the latest World Champions of the Global Battle of the Bands. Shortly after winning, they were invited to play at the UA Olympic Stadium as guest artist in a major concert.

WORLD CHAMPIONS UKRAINE


FIREKIND are soaring guitars and vocals with a powerhouse rhythm section to fill a stadium. The Winners of the 2014 World Final in Thailand.

Their first single Desolate soared the Amazon Rock Charts at No.2. They've also recorded in LA with Producer Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age).

FIREKIND
WORLD CHAMPION, ENGLAND

FIREKIND
WORLD CHAMPION, ENGLAND
KOPEK
WORLD CHAMPION, IRELAND

An incredibly creative force, KOPEK's unique sound and fiery political songs achieved chart success in N. America and Europe.

This led to global management deals with UEG, BMG, and extensive touring in the same territories. The band was first launched to success when they won the World Final in London, 2005.


RUSTIC
WORLD CHAMPION, CHINA

An inspiring story: RUSTIC are three young rockers from the outskirts of Beijing who decided to take a chance on their dreams and formed a punk band.

After winning the China Battle in Hong Kong and the World Final in London, they recorded and toured England, and were chosen to perform at the SXSW Convention in Texas.


SECOND
WORLD CHAMPION, SPAIN

SECOND from Spain won the first ever Global Battle of the Bands World Final in Astoria, London in 2004.

After winning, the band was offered a recording contract with Warner-Atlantic, a publishing contract with EMI, and since then has toured Europe with artists like Shakira and Depeche Mode. They continue strong to this day.


CRAWFORD BROTHERS
AUSTRALIA WINNERS
STROY
CZECH REPUBLIC WINNER


WALKING RUMOR
DENMARK WINNERS

A fusion of strong musicianship, melodic anthems, and strong determination, the CRAWFORD BROTHERS have achieved amazing feats even at a very young age, from winning the Australian Battle twice, to getting a management deal in Los Angeles and touring America.

The band has recently moved to LA to make best of their opportunities.

The music and art of STROY are a massive discovery from modern Bohemia. Their debut single "Adam Reborn" was nominated #6 of top 10 local songs by the biggest culture webzine in Czech Republic.

Stroy won the Czech Republic Battle in 2015. During the same year, they traveled to LA to record with producer Alain Johannes (Cornell, Queens of the Stone Age).

An awesome and friendly Nu-Rock band in the likes of Linkin Park, Walking Rumor's debut single, "Proud of Me" climbed the charts in several rock radio stations in Scandinavia.

They were chosen to represent Denmark in the 2016 World Final, and afterwards were signed to Mighty Music, Scandinavia's leading rock label.