Main Content Anchor

Battle of the Bands

The City of Ryde recognises the outstanding musical talent of our Youth and will be holding a Battle of the Bands competition for 2019. The competition is open to all youth bands and will give them the chance to perform live and showcase their talents to the community at the concert.


Bands have been shortlisted by a panel of judges, including Guest Judge and APRA AMCOS Ambassador Isabella Manfredi from The Preaturesand the top three entries will perform at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert. 

A judging panel will finalise a winner on the night and will award the winning band with a cash prize of $1000 and a mastering session with Studios 301. There will also be a ‘Peoples Choice’ cash prize on the night of $250.

The winner will be announced at the City of Ryde Australia Day concert.

2019 Battle of the bands finalists announced!

After some serious review by our judging panel, 3 bands have been chosen to play in the final at the City of Ryde Australia Day Concert. Please check out our finalists below, come and watch them perform on Australia Day and vote for your favourite band on the day for the ‘People’s Choice’ award.

supported by

Battle of the Bands supported by.jpg
Dial Denial Full Band Rock Ball- GEN.jpg

Dial Denial

Dial Denial formed in February 2018. They like to play original punk rock music. The bands vision is to write lyrics that provide meaning and raise awareness of different current world issues for our audiences to stop, think and reflect on. All band members are also part of The Big Music Bandits, a representative band program who's performances have included Hope Rocks (Hunter Valley) and Classic Hits Live (Bribie Island) to audiences of over 4000 people. 




Dysfunction formed in 2016. They play a rare mix of pop punk with metal core influences, resulting in a truly unique sound. They write all of their own material and have recorded three singles and are recording an EP next month. All dedicated young musicians who love what they do and want to entertain and gather fans. They meet and practice every week under the mentor-ship of Ash Rothschild (Panic Syndrome / Caligula). 


2019_Saturn V-GEN.jpg

Saturn V

Saturn V are a 4 piece rock and jazz inspired band from St Patrick’s Marist College. They have only been playing together for one year now. They came together because of their love for music. They like to keep their style on trend and are really looking forward to showing Ryde what they are made of.

Contact Us

 If you have any questions or issues with your application please contact

Last updated on 16 January 2019