News: Stagebound returns to Southbound

Stagebound – A Band Competition At Southbound

Ever fancy yourself playing alongside some of the world’s greatest at WA’s finest Music, Camping and Arts Festival? Well, here is your moment…as StageBound is back!

Sunset Events and Jim Beam are on the hunt for one very special band to open the fourth annual Southbound Festival, to be held on Saturday, January 5, at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton. Get out of the bedroom and onto the big stage and rock alongside the likes of Kings Of Leon, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Groove Armada, Spiderbait, The Waifs, Augie March, Regurgitator and so many more. And it doesn’t stop there. Not only will the winning band earn their place on the Southbound stage, but they will also get to choose between the following two state-of-the-art sound equipment prize packs, worth $5,000, thanks to Jim Beam and their partner in sound, Jands. All equipment will be individually personalised with Jim Beam insignia.

Pack 1 consists of one “JBLE-System 10” package containing:
• 2 x JBL EON 10G2 loudspeakers
• Soundcraft EPM8 mixing console
• 2 x Shure PG58 vocal microphones cables
Pack 2 consists of the “Lexicon Omega Studio” (home recording) package containing:
• Steinberg Cubase LE (48 Audio and 64 Midi Tracks)
• Soundcraft EPM Series 8-channel mixer
• 2 x Shure PG58 microphones (lead/backup vocals)
• 2 x Shure PG57 microphones (guitar amp, brass saxophone)
• 1 x Shure PG52 microphone (kick drum & base amp)
• 1 x Shure PGDMMK6 microphone (complete drum microphone package)

Staying loyal to the home of Southbound, Sunset Events is inviting groups from the southwest region of Western Australia to submit their demo tapes for a chance to be a part of the Southbound experience. StageBound is open to all original bands living in the south west area, covering the shires of Bunbury (City), Harvey, Collie, Dardanup, Capel, Busselton, Augusta-Margaret River, Nannup, Manjimup, Bridgetown- Greenbushes, Boyup Brook and Donnybrook-Balingup.

An expert panel of judges will select the finest 12 entries, who will then go on to battle it out live at three heats to be held in the south west, with the top three bands making it through to the grand final. Then one band will earn their place on the Southbound stage.

The live dates are as follows:
Heat 1: Thursday, November 29 – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Heat 2: Friday, November 30 – The Esplanade Hotel, Busselton
Heat 3: Saturday, December 1 – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury
Grand Final: Friday, December 7 – The Esplanade Hotel, Busselton

And Southbound is not just about the bands! Sunset Evenst are also giving StageBound heat and final supporters the chance to win a double VIP + Happy Camper pass to Southbound, with a tent, blow up mattress, sleeping bags and more! So get down to the heats and finals and cheer on the local crew for your chance to win!

To download the StageBound Official Entry Form and Terms & Conditions head to

All entries must reach
Sunset Events
PO Box 111
Fremantle 6959

by 5.00pm on Monday, November 19, 2007.

Bands will be selected to play in the heats by independent judges and successful entrants will be notified on Monday, November 26, 2007.


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