With an unbelieveable 25 bands registering for Battle of the Bands 2018 the Zambian Pannel of Adjudicators found it incredibly difficult to select only 6.


In 2017 Battle of the Bands came alive, a known concept, however somewhat new to Zambia. Radisson Blu along with ZAM (Zambia Association of Musicians) came forward to provide a platform for the bands to compete and share their talents to the country. 11 bands registered and only 4 made it to the final where Burning Youth triumphed. This year Burning Youth is taking to the stage and showcasing their talents in the opening of Battle of the Bands 2018.


With the exciting growth of Battle of the Bands and the support of our new sponsors on board 2018 is unquestionably set up to be Zambia’s own biggest music event with bands of all genres.


Having received 25 top tear entries for 2018’s event the Panel of Judges opted to increase the number of this years participants to 8 instead of the initial 6.


Your top 8 to make it to the stage of Battle of the Bands 2018 are (in no particular order):

·       The Crecendoz

·       Stasis Prey

·       Sappers

·       The Radical Band

·       Uhuru Vibes

·       Pink Blues

·       Becky & The All Tunes

·       Y Not


The winners of this event will walk away with K40,000, perform in the opening line up for Cassper Nyovest in September and perform in the opening line up for Battle of the Bands 2019, runners up will receive K20,000.


We thank ZAM, National Arts council, Salma Sky, Cleo Ice Queen, B Flow, Roberto for coming on board and supporting this event.


This would not be possible without our sponsors Radisson Blu, Radio Phoenix, DSTV, Go Vino, Primedia, Zirbo Zambia, New Horizons, Prime TV, Ad-dicts Advertising and The AdBox.


It is with great pride that our companies have come together to actively support local music.

TOP 8 30.07.18

THE new-look Burning Youth, made up of mostly children of the original outfit that emerged from Kitwe’s Chamboli township, last Saturday emerged winners at the Battle of Bands competition held at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka.

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Burning Youth Centre Stage 25.08.17

Companies Partner together to empower local musicians.

Radisson Blu’s Initiative Battle of the Bands has come to an encouraging start in 2018 with various corporates committing to #SupportingLocalMusicians.

The Battle of the Bands 2018 is set to re-live another successful year. In 2017 Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka’s concept was entirely self-funded as the hotel recognized the need for assistance in the arts in Zambia.

Triumphing from the Battle was Burning Youth winning K20,000 with their energetic band that had the crowd on their feet. In 2018 Battle of the Bands first and second place will be K40,000 for winners and K20,000 for runners up. 

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Press Launch 16.02.18

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