What's on across the Coffs Coast this weekend

COFFS musicians will be battling out this Saturday as the world's biggest live music event hits town.

The Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) Challenge 2008 is exploring every nook and cranny of Australasia to unearth the best band in the territory, so they can be flown to the UK to battle it out for the first prize of US$100,000.

The next stop on this rocking GBOB tour is Coffs Harbour.

For the first time ever, bands from the Regional NSW get the chance to unleash their talent on the world and compete for the massive cash prize.

The winner of the Coffs Harbour GBOB Heat will get the chance to battle it out against the very best in NSW live music at the regional final held at the Hilton's State Room in Sydney.

All regional final winners will be included in press releases to GBOB's network of major music industry players and sponsors, which include Channel [V] and Triple M.

Channel V will be broadcasting footage of the bands at the Australasian final as well as following them to the world final in London, and the winner of the Australasian final will be featured across the Triple M network.

This all-ages spectacular event kicks off at 7pm at The Coffs Hotel this Saturday night.

Audience vote counts for fifty per cent of the overall score - so bring your mates.

To register your band, head to www.gbob.com, follow the Australia links and you're on your way.

Keep your batteries charged after this amplified music event and head for the Radio Controlled Car Racing tracks at the Homebase Carpark.

Revved up and ready to go, the miniature monsters will burn rubber, lap after lap, as they gun for the finish line.

To appreciate sports that require more than the thumb-twiddling of controls, check out the artefacts being showcased at the Footy and Other Sports Memorabilia exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

The collection is a journey through the Coast's sporting history with signed photographs and shirts from Coff's sporting luminaries.

To see real-life competitors in action, go to Nana Glen for the equestrian Showjumping Competition.

Finally, if the battle of the bands has whet your apetite for melody but you prefer your music a little less rock, then you can attend the Sydney Conservatorium Concert, where classical musicians will work their violin strings into an operatic frenzy.

The concert program will include Dvorak's 'American' String Quartet, arias and viola and cello solos.

Also on this weekend are:

Titivators Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team

Bellingen Markets

Woolgoolga Beach Markets

AFL Finals

Coffs Car Market

Mens Golf Competition

'Naturescapes' - Col South

'Shards of Colour' - Group Mosaic Exhibition

Coffs Harbour Netball Saturday Junior Comp

Woolgoolga Garden Club


Coffs City Uptown Markets

Coffs Jetty Markets

Coffs Harbour Paralympic Talent Search Program

Juniors Golf Competition

Mid North Coast Cross Country

Sawtell Boardriders - Round 6

Dads in Distress (DIDS)

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