Hard Rock’s Global Battle of the Bands Competition Gives Buenos Aires Own Marilyns the Chance to Take the Stage at Hard Rock Calling 2012.
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, March 23, 2012 – 12,000+ bands entered worldwide. More than 275,000 votes were cast. 841 bands competed. And now, the results are in and Buenos Aires own Marilyns has won the local round of Hard Rock Rising – the global battle of the bands! After battling it out with several of the area’s top bands at Hard Rock Cafe Buenos Aires, Marilyns is one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime – a spot on the bill at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park, featuring headlining performances by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Paul Simon and more to be announced! Now, it’s up to you Buenos Aires to show your support and help these emerging artists live out their dreams! Marilyns will now be pitted against 85 other Hard Rock Cafe local winners from across the globe. These local winners will be narrowed down to the top ten bands worldwide via fan voting on Hard Rock Facebook pages. Beginning April 9, 2012 at 10am EST, fans can vote and download free tracks from bands of their choice at Hard Rock Buenos Aires Facebook page. Once the global voting is complete and the top 10 are chosen, a panel of celebrity judges and music industry professionals, including Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, John Gourley, singer of Portugal. The Man, Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots, Live Nation Vice President of Promotions Toby Leighton-Pope and Hard Rock International Chief Marketing Officer John Galloway, will select the top three winners. The first place winner will be flown to London for the ultimate rock star treatment, including a spot on the bill at Hard Rock Calling 2012. Second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, in ReverbNation PROMOTE IT credits, a revolutionary tool that creates targeted, highly effective Facebook advertising campaigns for musicians and venues promoting songs, Facebook pages and concerts. For full rules and a list of participating locations visit www.hardrock.com. Visit www.Facebook.com/buenosaires to vote or www.hardrock.com for additional details.
About Hard Rock Calling Hard Rock Calling, an iconic festival now in its seventh consecutive year, has established itself as one of the UK’s premier outdoor music events. The 2012 festival will take place from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 in London’s Hyde Park. Headliners for the festival will include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who will take the Main Stage on Saturday, July 14 for their second Hard Rock Calling performance, followed by Paul Simon on Sunday, July 15. Hard Rock Calling 2012’s performers will join a long line of rock ‘n’ roll greats who have previously taken the stage at this iconic festival including: Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel, The Killers, The Police, Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi. Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage, renowned bands, on-site Hard Rock Cafe, as well as a variety of additional attractions. For further information on the 2012 artist lineup and ticket details, visit www.hardrockcalling.co.uk.
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