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Rock to new beats with Baybeats' budding bands scheme

Six of eight groups in Baybeats' budding bands scheme initially failed to qualify for a few years

Published on Jun 19, 2014 12:27 PM

If at first you do not suceed, try and try again.

That is the motto driving many of the upcoming home-grown bands who are performing at this year's Baybeats music festival at the Esplanade from June 27 to 29 under the budding bands programme.

Six of the eight bands who made it through the two rounds of auditions to score a mentorship as well as a slot at the festival are returnees who did not make the cut in the last few years. A total of 140 bands had auditioned to be part of the mentorship programme.

Among these are wyd:syd, who made it only to the first round of auditions last year.

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Where: Various venues within the Esplanade

When: June 27, from 6.15pm; June 28 and 29, from 3.30pm

Admission: Free