Battle of the Bands is coming up and Agapefest will soon be taking entires! To enter Battle of the Bands for AgapeFest 2013 email Caleb Loeppky at email@example.com. In the email Include: subject line “BOB entry”, your band name, three songs with lyrics, and a brief bio. Then you MUST pay the entry fee ($25) at www.greenville.edu/marketplace! (Click on the Agapefest link on the right to pay correctly.) If you do not pay this entry fee your band will not be considered for the Battle of the Bands. Once we receive your submission and payment your band will be reviewed and you will get an email after March 18th.
Deadline for submission is March 18th, late submissions will not be excepted. If your band is asked to move on to the next round you must be available all day on April 6th. From the submissions, a board of Agape judges will choose the five they believe best suit the festival and will compete for the top two positions. The best score of the two will be rewarded the coveted time slot on Saturday morning’s main stage schedule. That’s right—the winners earn the chance to play on the very stage that Owl City, Family Force 5, & Hawk Nelson, (to name a few, of course) are playing on! The band that scores second will earn time on Saturday’s second stage schedule.
Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday April 6th. Load in will start around 9 in the morning and the acts will run from 11 until 4 in the afternoon. Look below for a list of the Battle of the Bands Official rules.
For questions or more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you!
Battle of the Bands Official Rules
The AgapeFest 2013 Battle of the Bands is open to all individuals and groups not signed to any major record label and subject to additional restrictions as determined by the management of AgapeFest. The AgapeFest Battle of the Bands is open to all residents of the United States and Canada who are 16 years or older at the time of entry or have provided a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Staff of AgapeFest, employees of Greenville College, sponsors, vendors, suppliers, and each of its respected affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any person domiciled with, any such employees or staff, are not eligible to enter or win.
- How to Enter:
All entries must submitted via email to Caleb Loeppky at email@example.com. starting the week of February 18th through March 18th. At that time the contest will be closed and Agapefest will no longer take submissions.
- What to Enter:
Participants should submit your band name, three songs (recorded) with lyrics, and a brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.. All songs must be accompanied by complete lyrics to be eligible for consideration.
- The Battle:
The AgapeFest Battle of the Bands will occur in two rounds:
Round 1: This is the submission stage. All entries will be submitted to email@example.com. for consideration. These entries will then be reviewed by AgapeFest staff and various judges and only 5 acts will be selected from the entries received. These 5 entries, will then play in the Blackroom at Greenville College.
Round 2: There is only one performance round in this Battle of the Bands. This happens in the Greenville College Blackroom on the Greenville College campus at 315 E. College Ave. Greenville, IL 62246 on April 6, 2012 from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time). The 5 entries selected during Round 1 will have fifteen (15-20) minutes. Each entry will be given at total of 20 minutes to include both performance and set-up and tear-down. Set-up and tear-down time will overlap between entries.
- Judging Criteria:
Entrants picked for the actual competition will be judged on the following criteria: (1)Musicality including, Instrumental Ability, Lyrics/Vocal Quality, Rhythm/Tempo, and Song Structure. (2) Stage Presence including, Energy Level, and Crowd Interaction. (3) Originality. (4) Professionalism including, Set-up/Tear-down Efficiency, and Time. Note: for the Time category, points will be deducted for every minute an entrant goes over the specified time limit.
This year, only a first and second place winner will be announced. The first place winner will be granted a full set on Main Stage at AgapeFest on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The Runner-up will be granted a spot to play second stage sponsored by slospeak records on Saturday afternoon.
- Winner Notification and Acceptance:
Round 1: The five (5) winners of Round 1 will be notified via email. the week of Lineups for Round 2 will be provided.
Round 2: The two (2) winners of Round 2, will be notified from stage immediately following the tabulation of scores from the judges after the competition has ended.
- Technical Information
For Round 2 of the AgapeFest Battle of the Bands, a stage with a PA with 24 inputs including 4 D.I.s, 4 monitor mixes, 4 SM58 microphones with stands and cables, and a basic lighting package will be provided. A 5-piece drum kit of sufficient quality with standard equipment including high-hat stand, crash stand, and ride stand will be provided. Drummers are required to use this kit, but must provide their own sticks and cymbals as well as any additional hardware if an affidavit of eligibility certifying that the entrant has complied with Official Rules of the Contest. Failure to sign and return the affidavit of release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner.
By submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org., contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the management of AgapeFest. AgapeFest reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any respect of this Contest as solely determined by AgapeFest. In the event the Contest is compromised by non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of AgapeFest, which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation of the Contest, AgapeFest reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest. Should the registration be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, AgapeFest reserves the right to terminate the contest or selected bands based on the entries received up to that point in time.On the day of the performance, band members must be dressed in clothing free from obscenities, drugs, alcohol, sex, or any other subject matter not suitable for the festival atmosphere. Band name and lyrics must not contain any obscenities. The entire performance must be clean, non-offensive, and suitable for the atmosphere of AgapeFest. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted in the stage/performance area, on the campus of Greenville College, or on the Bond Country Fair Grounds during the duration of the contest and festival. If the band incites moshing or any other sort of violence in the crowd, the band will be disqualified. Any willful or negligent destruction or theft of equipment or personal property belonging to Greenville College, AgapeFest, or other entrants by an entrant will result in automatic disqualification. The entrant will also also be liable for the replacement value of the item.
AgapeFest will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, or misdirected registrations or for failure to receive registrations due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware, or software. AgapeFest will also not be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen, equipment or personal property belonging to the entrants or guests of the entrants.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.