- Folk Lift Truck
- Bath Spa Big Band
- Prospect Style
- The Odyssey
- Batala Bristol
- KES SOUL
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Battle of the Bands
WHO WILL WIN OUR 2019 BATTLE OF THE BANDS ?
Voting for the Battle of the Bands competition is NOW OPEN. Half marathon finishers were sent an email with voting details on Wed 20th March. Voting closes on Tues 26th March
The Battle of the Bands competition offers local musicians the chance to play on race day, adding to the unique atmosphere that makes the BATHALF one of the most popular road races in the UK.
It’s a 2-lap race, so runners get to pass each band twice, and to vote for their favourite in a runners’ poll after the race, with the winning band receiving a cash prize of £500.
Battle of the Bands adds something special to the Bath Half, contributing to the amazing atmosphere of the event, and entertaining both runners and spectators. We have eight bands playing this year playing a variety of music from samba and jazz to rock, pop and drum & base. Feedback shows runners love the music on the course, particularly on the quieter sections away from the city centre
Folk Lift Truck – Churchill Bridge (Mile 1, mile 6.5 and mile 11). High energy ‘Rockgrass’ band!
Drumcan – Green Park Road (Mile 1.5 and mile 7). High energy electronic and drum & bass hits
Bath Spa Big Band – Queen Square (Mile 2 and mile 7.5). Bath Spa University’s Big Band Society
Prospect Style – Victoria Pub & Kitchen, Upper Bristol Road (Miles 2.5 and 8). Seven-piece rock n pop band
Fortitude – Andrews Estate Agents, Newbridge Road (Mile 3 and mile 8.5). Four-piece rock band
The Odyssey – Way Ahead Care, Twerton, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 5 and mile 10). 4-piece electro rock band
Batala Bristol – Aldridges of Bath, Twerton, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 4.5 and mile 10). Energetic, samba-reggae drums
KES Soul – Platinum Toyota Dealership, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 6.5 and mile 11.5). King Edwards School’s soul ensemble