On the 5th April 2017, Radisson Blu Hotel in association with Zambia Association of Musicians partnered for the first time with the mutual aim of organizing and hosting the first ever Battle of the Bands of its scale in Zambia. The event was successful with approximatley 400 in attendance.
The bands (In order of place Burning Youth, Milz & The Uhuru Vibes, Air Power & Band Random) took the the stage like wildfire keeping the audience & press on their toes.
The winners took home K20,000 & a recording with Ben Blazer, runners up took home K15,000.
With incredible support by our sponsors and various media houses Battle of the Bands 2018 ended on an incredible high with over 25 bands registering and 8 being selected to compete in the final event. These bands consisted of, in no particular order, Crescendoz, Pink Blues, Becky & The All tunes, Uhuru Vibes, Sappers, The Radical Band, Stasis Prey and YnoT.
The event was well attended with over 1,000 people through the gate - the excitement from the grown was thrilling. Sappers came out on top taking home K40,000 and coming second for the second year running was Uhuru Vibes taking home K20,000.
Our organising committee headed by Brian Shakarongo is ready to take on 2019.
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