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Battle of the Bands Nepal (BoBN) will officially commence with the call for registration. The registration forms will be made available through various physical and online platforms. The interested bands will apply for the auditions and submit their sample audio/video recording through our official mobile app, which will be reviewed by the judges. Only the qualifying bands based on the judges’ discretion will be invited for the auditions.

Audition Round

One Mega Audition will be held in Kathmandu where Top Bands from all over Nepal will be shortlisted and they will get a chance to participate in front of our judges. Eight bands will be selected on the basis of the scores given by the judges. A total of four TV episodes of the Audition Round will be televised on AP1, and also uploaded on YouTube along with BTS footage.

First round of BoBN, the Audition Round will include four preliminary auditions to be held at Pokhara, Butwal, Biratnagar and Kathmandu. The auditions will feature performances by registered bands in front of a medium-sized (about 400-500) live audience in an closed venue. A total of 8 bands will qualify (two from each city) for the second round on the basis of App voting.

Live Round - (Top 16)

Battle rounds include Kick Off Battle (Top 16) , Challenge battle (Top 8 ) , Survival Battle (Top 4) and Battle Royale where the participating bands shall go through multiple challenges. Skills of the bands and their members will be at test. Only the bands which are capable of winning the Judge’s and Public’s heart shall avoid elimination to secure a place in the Battle Royale which shall be the final battle for glory.

Grand Final - (Final 4)

Final round of BoBN, the Grand Finale is where all the hard work and planning culminate into one big, live concert the likes of which Kathmandu has never seen before. The Grand Finale will feature the performances top 4 qualifying bands plus the guest artists and bands on a grand stage amidst a massive open crowd. At the climax of it all, the winner of the BoBN will be announced on the basis of public voting along with the winners of other special awards or titles.