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The Global Battle of the Bands World Final to Oslo

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 18. Mar, 2015

17 Finalist Bands from around the world will perform live in Oslo, Norway, on the 26th of April 2015 at the annual the GBOB World Final.

17 strong bands from around the world will gather in Oslo at the GBOB World Final this 26th of April 2015 at the Rockefeller Music Hall.

The Finalists representing their countries this year are The Georgians from Australia, Stroy from Czech Republic, Mojave Desert Rebels from Denmark, Tokyo Taboo from England, Boogie Company from Estonia, Typeface from Finland, ETC from Georgia, Marius Tilly Band from Germany, Coretheband Greece, Triana Park Latvia, Stiffer from Lithuania, Muzza’s Mayhem from Malaysia, Whynona Ryderz from Moldova, Orange Skyline from Netherlands, Corna from Norway, Oh Mothership from Sweden, and Citagazi from Scotland


Representing Norway at the GBOB World Final is Corna, five-piece band from Horten/Tønsberg who play Classic Rock. They won over 60 bands from around the country at the GBOB Norway competitions last year.

As is custom, the judges – a group of internationally acclaimed music industry professionals – will only be revealed during the day of the World Final. The Grand Prize for the competition is an international band development package. A TV Documentary of this concert will be produced and released in various countries worldwide.

The Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) is one of the biggest international music competitions for bands playing their own songs, live. Every year, GBOB searches for the best bands around the world through hundreds of local music ‘battles’. The winners from each country will then perform live at the GBOB World Final, which happens in a different country every year, the last years being in Kuala Lumpur, London and Chiang Mai. Since the start in 2004 more than 40,000 musicians have been involved in the competitions.

GBOB World Final
Date / Time: 26 April 2015, KL 19:00-23:00
Venue: Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo