The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Last Band Standing Kicks Off This Weekend

The Last Band Standing competition is back.

The annual live music competition has grown in popularity each year, as the biggest promoter of live music in the country. It provides opportunities for musicians and also live music lovers, who often feel marginalised because of the lack of quality live music concerts.

Last Band Standing will provide the rare opportunity for bands to showcase their music, to share common space and network with fellow musicians but most importantly, Last Band Standing gives musicians the platform to compete and celebrate the power of 'live music' performance.

The National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) launched the very successful Last Band Standing in 2011 and will continue to sponsor and organise the competition. Through the competition the NTN will hand out prize money of N$50 000 to the winner. Past winners include Ras Sheehama and Shishani.

This year a total of 24 bands will participate in the first round, with eight bands going through to the second round and journeying to the finale.

The first and second runners up will win N$30 000 and N$20 000 respectively.

The first round will see three bands battle it out per night, with only one band going through to the second round.

The third season of Last Band Standing will kick off on Saturday, February 16. The first bands to battle it out will include Fujazz featuring Raymund Pande, Raslando and The Internationals and lastly Penilane.

The show will take place at the NTN Backstage. Tickets are available at the NTN for N$50.

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