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Young musicians flock to Teesdale Turtle Bend

On Saturday 24 October from 3.30pm – 9.30pm, the Teesdale Turtle Bend will host the Regional Finals of the Push Start Battle of the Bands competition for young musicians; the first time this prestigious music event has been held on Golden Plains soil.

Grunge rock band, Trick Gypsy, winner of the first round of the Push Start contest held in Meredith, will grace the stunning pavilion stage alongside several other bands from all over the State, who will battle it out for the ultimate prize: a recording contract.

The Golden Plains FReeZA Committee, a group of nine young people aged between 15 and 19 are taking the lead in organising this event, with the support of the Teesdale Turtle Bend Events Committee and Oxygen Music College.

The event is an opportunity for families to hear local and regional talent perform, and is an even more exciting opportunity for the young artists, who are able to share their passion and talent with a live audience.

The Regional Finals of the Push Start Battle of the Bands is a family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free event and families are invited to come along and support local musicians as well as all the local young people involved in making this event happen.

For more information, visit or phone Sarah Dalton, Golden Plains Shire Council’s Youth Development officer on 5220 7177 or