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Kufstein is looking for the best up-and-coming band in Tyrol: Battle of the bands KUFSTEIN unlimitedfrom Sylvia Dreher

For the 10 year anniversary of the festival, the fortress city is inviting newcomers to the first KUFSTEIN unlimited battle of the bands! Since the first event in summer 2011, the festival in the centre of Kufstein has developed into the largest rock and pop festival in western Austria. The concerts and acts now attract over 30,000 visitors. On this milestone birthday, the organisational team is inviting young up-and-coming bands from Tyrol to a competition.


Band competition for the 10th anniversary of KUFSTEIN unlimited

For the 10th anniversary, organisers of the festival, the city of Kufstein and TVB Kufsteinerland are inviting applications for a band competition and ask that up-and-coming bands submit their own compositions. The song must be sent in Mp3 format by 15 February 2020 with the subject line “Unlimited Bandcontest” to or using the form below. All members of the up-and-coming band must be between 14 and 25 years old and accepted genres are pop, rock and mixed forms such as country rock or indie pop. As well as the song, you must also submit a picture of the band, a short description of the group including the names of all musicians with their background and age.

The original compositions will be judged by an independent jury consisting of Stefan Pühringer, (Kufsteinerland Tourism Association), Birgit Berger (Kufstein Location Marketing), Peter Gossner (Kufstein Unlimited team member), Kathrin Wagner (musician and vocal coach at Mozarteum Innsbruck), Hannes Otter (regional music school Tyrol) and musician Lisa Mauracher.

The final battle of the bands will then take place on 12 March 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Kufstein culture quarter, where both the jury and the audience will select the best band. The winning entry will be awarded €700 and appear at the KUFSTEIN unlimited festival 2020!

The criteria for the battle of the bands at a glance:

  • Tyrolean musicians aged 14 to 25 can take part
  • Genres: Pop and rock or mixed forms such as country rock or indie pop
  • Bands of 2 people or more; no solo artists
  • Submission of original compositions (German or English) by 15 February 2020 in Mp3 format (1 file) using the following form:

KUFSTEIN unlimited battle of the bands application

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