WARRNAMBOOL will host its biggest musical battle in recent history, with a record number of young acts signing up for the upcoming FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands.
Sixteen acts will play across two nights at the Lighthouse Studio, with the music split between solo artists and duos on Friday night and the bands on Saturday night.
While winners of each night will be declared, the top 10 acts will also get to have a song recorded in Melbourne to be featured on a Warrnambool compilation album.
An overall winner will represent the city at the regional finals in October.
Friday night’s line-up features Noah & Chloe, Elise McKinnon, Nancie Schipper, Cooper Lower, Vijilantee & Cooper Lower, Melissa de Bruin, Tom Williams, and Never Forever.
Saturday night will feature Never Surrender, Tap Water, Bravo Sierra, Entitlements, Scarlett Valley, Shades Of Vita, The Mellows, and Back Of Tha Bus, as well as special guests Above Suspicion.
Warrnambool City Council youth planner Katie McKean said the line-up covered folk, acoustic, rap, rock, metal, punk, blues and funk.
Tickets at the door.