Victoria Bitter confirms VB Hard Yards is returning for 2018

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Victoria Bitter is reviving its VB Hard Yards event for the new year, granting aspiring musos the chance to claim a support slot at four huge gigs around the nation.

VB Hard Yards invites bands based in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the ACT to tell VB why they deserve a place on the tour, plus $5,000 cash and pre-paid rehearsal room hire. Last year, Byron Bay’s Mini Skirt took home the prize, which also sees them set to release a 7” with Cosmic Psychos in the near future.


Hear Cosmic Psychos’ Ross Knight explain the ins and outs of the event in the video below:



Think you’ve got what it takes? Tell VB why you deserve a leg up in 200 words or less, and you might just make the shortlist for the event. Punters can vote on shortlisted bands, with the winner set to be crowned in August.


VB Hard Yards East Coast Tour 2018

Wednesday October 3: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Thursday October 4: The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Friday October 5: The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Saturday October 6: The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW


Entries close on Sunday July 15. Make sure you're in the running by entering here.


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