GEELONG indie rockers Residual went home winners of last week's Push Battle of the Bands regional final.
The annual event was held at the Lighthouse Theatre for the first time, with Warrnambool representative Bonney Ranch finishing second, while Horsham's Fade in Motion placed third.
Residual took home a $500 voucher to a music store of their choice and will go on to represent Barwon South West in a state final of nine regions at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl in March.
Warrnambool City Council youth development planner Katie McKean said the FReeZA event was run with Brophy Family & Youth Services.
"We had around 150 young people there and the quality of bands was pretty awesome," Ms McKean said.
"We had seven bands from across the Barwon South West LGA competing after winning at their local level.
"It was really great to have the opportunity for Warrnambool to host it.
"Usually they're hosted in Geelong and the local Warrnambool band Bonney Ranch actually came in second place."