2016 Heat 1 - EJK wins the first heat and a place in the final.

2016 Heat 1 - EJK wins the first heat and a place in the final.

 An exciting start to this year's Okehampton Battle of the Bands, a real mix of acts that highlighted the fantastic musical talent the region has to offer.

Congratulations go to EJK who was declared winner of Heat 1 and earned herself a place in the Party in the Park finale on the 6th August.

 

 

So we hit the ground running with Eskimo, four young chaps from Exeter playing some instrumental grunge. Great sound, some tight guitar work and really strong rhythm section. Look out for these guys as they mature.

Eskimo

 

Second to take the stage and heat winner EJK. Awesome lyrics, a unique style and confident interaction with the audience made her a deserving winner!

EJK

 

A change of pace and upping the volume, third act of the night, People's Republic.  Hard and heavy with powerful vocals you can't ignore, a solid set.

Peoples Republic

 

Fourth to take the BotB stage was Okehampton's own punk rock favourite Quorum who turned everything up to 11. Fantastic stage presence, some well written originals with catchy riffs.

Quorum

 

Then to close Heat 1, Skyborn. They tore it up and smacked us in the face. The heaviest riffs played with unmatched precision, thundering baselines and vocals that could split your skin, a fitting end to a fantastic night.

Skyborn

Thanks to all the acts that came along and put on a great show for us, and thanks to everyone else who came along making a great crowd. See you all for Heat 2 on Thursday the 30th June, same place, same time!

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