Squidstock Young Band competition - $20,000 in prizes!

Date Posted:19 April 2018 

Calling all young bands - Squidstock band comp with $20,000 in prizes!

The team at Michael Brothers’ Juice has put together an awesome opportunity for young artists: Squidstock!

Squidstock is an event that aims to highlight the talents of young, local music acts. There are over $20,000 of great prizes up for grabs, including a $5,000 voucher to Kosmic Sound for the winner!

Michael Brothers will also be naming a new juice after one of the lucky bands that performs! Squidstock will be running every Saturday between 6-8pm from May through until the end of August at The Juice Factory in Caversham.

Everyone in your act must be under 16 to be eligible! To find out more information about this event or to register your band visit Michael Brothers juice on Facebook!


Terms & Details - What is provided?

The PA at the venue is small so not much is needed to mic up. Most acts just use it for vocals while some have used it for acoustic guitar and keyboards.

There are 3 vocal microphones with stands

There is 1 microphone for the guitar

There is 1 microphone for the bass drum with stand

There is a drum kit (Pearl Vision)

There is an 8 channel mixer

There are 3 powered fold backs

There are 2 front of house speakers


How will it run?

16 Acts over 4 months



Acts must be under the age of 16 and each act needs to play at least 5 songs.


What do the acts get?

a. Michael Brothers Juice will donate a $300 voucher to Kosmic Sound to each school (This can be a music school, primary school or high school)

b. Each member will get a voucher to Kosmic Sound as well as membership to RTR.

c. Each member will get free membership to RTR worth

d. Each member will get free WAM membership worth

e. The 6 acts that bring the most people will play in a grand finale where a judge will award points and award a winner. Bonus points will be awarded to acts that support other acts so make sure the venue knows who you are when you come in.

Grand Finale

The 6 acts that bring the most people will play 1 final show on August 25th.

This will be judged by a member of RTR making 50% of the vote. The other 50% will be judged by a decibel reader for the crowd that cheers the loudest.



a. The winner will have a juice named after them that will be available in schools and shops. The winner will also receive a $5,000 voucher to spend at Kosmic Sound.

b. Second Place will get $100 voucher per member to The Juice Factory (This can be used for food and drinks)

c. Third Place will get a School of Rock mentoring session for the band plus a free lesson per member (Value is approx $360 for 4 people)

d. Fourth Place will get a day in Scudley Recording Studio valued at $350

e. Fifth Place will get a 2 hour mentor session for the band at Rock Scholars valued at $40 per member

f. Sixth Place will be a merchandise pack from Mustang Print worth $100

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