The Global Battle of the Bands heats are off and running – and it is Bendigo’s time to shine on June 20. The Global Battle of the Bands is the world’s biggest music competition for original artists. It is open to bands of all ages and music genres, regardless of experience. While receiving a golden statute engraved with the words ‘Best New Band in the World’ is pretty sweet for bragging rights, a cool USD $100,000 prize is ever sweeter. GBOB started out in 2004 with 16 participating countries. Today, you will find an average of 30 countries involved. If you’re free, make your way to The Newmarket, Bendigo on June 20 and make some noise for the local talent.