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Battle of the Bands
WHO WILL WIN OUR 2019 BATTLE OF THE BANDS ?
The Bath Half organisers are once again offering local musicians the chance to play on race day and take part in its Battle of the Bands competition.
In recent years local bands have participated in the competition adding to the excitement and entertainment around the course on the day. The winner of the competition will be decided by our runners, who vote for the best bands after the race and the winning band receives a cash prize of £500.
Race Director, Andrew Taylor said “The Bands play an extremely important role in the race as they create a tremendous atmosphere both for the runners and the spectators. We had seven bands take part last year all playing a variety of music from samba and jazz to modern and boogie woogie, and the feedback shows the runners love the music on the course, particularly on the quieter sections of the course away from the city centre.”
2019 BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Battle of the Bands will be returning for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 17th March. This is an opportunity for local bands and musicians to entertain runners and spectators along the half marathon route during the race. It’s a 2-lap race, so runners will get to pass each band at least twice, and to vote for their favourite in a runners’ poll after the race. Details of 2019 bands will be confirmed shortly.
The bands give their time for free to entertain runners and spectators around the course, particularly in some of the quieter sections.