This Monday night  the heats will begin for Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands at Hard Rock Cafe on George Street. This is a worldwide event taking place in Hard Rock Cafes around the world and the winner of the Edinburgh heat will go forward to compete for the grand prize.

It is a free event and you must be over 18 years of age. There will be judges from the music industry and local radio. Last year’s event was a huge success and the Scotland heat was won by the Edinburgh band, The Asps.

The winners of the overall worldwide competition will win the chance to play play London’s Hard Rock Calling  as part of a World Tour, make an album and video with Hard Rock Records, and win new gear!

Lesley Ross Sales and Marketing Manager with Hard Rock Cafe said :-“This is a great opportunity for young and aspiring bands within Scotland to showcase their talents in such a great competition and a chance to compete globally, we want Scotland to go all the way this year”

Here you will find the dates and list of bands playing:

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