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HARD ROCK CAFE, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA HOSTS LOCAL ROUND OF HARD ROCK'S BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Worldwide Competition Gives Hollywood, Florida's Musicians the Chance to Open for Rock Superstars in London
Hollywood, Florida, – Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, FL is giving local bands the opportunity to perform London's Hyde Park at Hard Rock Calling 2011, one of the world's most iconic music festivals! Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, FL will host the local round of Hard Rock's Rock Battle of the Bands, where area artists will compete live and be evaluated by a panel of local celebs and area music professionals. With thousands of fans and top headliners, including Bon Jovi, Hard Rock Calling 2011 is the chance of a lifetime for emerging artists to gain exposure and showcase their talent in front of rock royalty.
Qualifying Round 1 – Thursday, February 17 – 8:30pm
City of Treason, My Electric Heart, Avida
Qualifying Round 2 – Wednesday, February 23 – 8:30pm
Shadowkast, NRWO, RadioBoxer
Qualifying Round 3 – Wednesday, March 2 – 8:30pm
Fire Brigade, High Horizon, Stellar Revival
A panel of acclaimed industry experts, including Little Steven Van Zandt of the legendary E Street Band, Pete Wentz of hit rock group Fall Out Boy, Live Nation Vice President of Promotions Toby Leighton-Pope, Hard Rock International Chief Marketing Officer John Galloway and Absolute Radio Director of Marketing Clare Baker, will help narrow down the choices from across the globe. The top bands will then be posted on www.hardrock.com, and put their fate in the hands of rock fans worldwide who will vote on their favorites.
Four finalists will be flown to London, treated like rock stars and given a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London's Hyde Park; but only one band will open for one of the festival's iconic headliners on the Main Stage! The band that receives the most votes will take the Main Stage at Hard Rock Calling, with the runners-up rockin' out on the Second Stage. (Visit www.hardrock.com for complete program rules.)
What: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, FL Hosts Hard Rock's Battle of the Bands
When: See Above
8:30pm Event begins
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
One Seminole Way (located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
Hollywood, Fl 33314
Visit www.hardrock.com/hollywoodfl for additional details.
About Hard Rock Calling 2011
Hard Rock Calling, the three-day musical celebration being held on from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, with more than a dozen top bands performing each day on two stages, has established itself as one of the most important London events on the UK musical calendar over the last five years. Past acts have included Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers and The Police, who created what is now identified as the "must see" concert event on the UK festival circuit. Additional artists for the 2011 line-up will be announced leading up to the event and tickets for the festival are available at www.hardrockcalling.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 171 venues in 52 countries, including 134 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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