Axes ready for junior bands battle

Up-and-coming bands still have time to enter a Battle of the Bands competition to be held in Pontypridd next month.

‘The Gathering’ 2010 Battle of the Bands is a regional competition co-ordinated by the South Wales New Music Forum. The contest, which will be held at the Muni Arts Centre on Tuesday, March 30, is open to bands with all members under the age of 18 and in full-time education.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Cultural Services’ SONIG programme is co-ordinating RCT’s heat. If you’re in a band and want a chance at representing RCT in the regional final, you can enter the heat by contacting

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7pm, are £5 and are available from the Box Office on 08000 147 111.