21st March, 2017
By ERIC BAGANG
KOTA KINABALU: Hard Rock Rising, the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, is back to Sabah this year and it is calling for aspiring musicians to participate in the global competition.
Hard Rock Café Kota Kinabalu sales and marketing assistant manager, Bibiane Umbol said that registration is now open and those interested may register online at HardRockRising.com before or by March 30, 2017.
According to her, the battle of the bands competition will be held at Hard Rock Café Kota Kinabalu at the Oceanus Waterfront Mall throughout April this year, and the champion will be announced on May 24.
She said that the champion will stand a chance to perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA.
Apart from that, she said that Hard Rock Rising 2017 champion will also receive US$1,000 in cash, while other participants will receive consolation prizes.
“Last year we had 12 entries, and this year, we are expecting more,” she said adding that those who participated last year are welcome to join again.
Meanwhile, Hard Rock Café Kota Kinabalu sales and marketing manager, Jessica Chong said that the contestants are required to perform their own songs in the competition.
According to her, the minimum age requirement has also been lowered to 16 this year from 18 last year.
“We hope to be able to help the local talents to go further in the industry through this competition,” she said adding that those interested may visit webpage: www.hardrockrising.com to register.