Volkswagen x The Underground Battle of the Bands 2017 is now underway.
Volkswagen x The Underground Battle of the Bands 2017將陸續開始。
The semi-finals are as follows 以下為所有半準決賽的場地安排：
Two bands from each semi-final will go forward to the Final, which takes place on 27th May 2017 at Hangout, in Sai Wan Ho.
Prizes include recording time with Sammy So (Kolor), Parsons music coupons, free shuttle service with a Volkswagen T6 Transporter for the winning band’s next two gigs.
Video from every band’s performance will also be shared on social media platforms.
獎品包括與KOLOR主音Sammy So一同錄音時間，柏斯琴行現金券及由Volkswagen免費提供T6 Transporter連司機接送其後兩場演出服務。而所有樂隊的演出片段亦會分享於網上社交平台。
Volkswagen Hong Kong has partnered with The Underground to create an exciting new platform giving budding & established musicians the chance to shine in front of live audiences and to develop their musical careers. Volkswagen and The Underground Battle of the Bands are looking to discover the very brightest and most original musical talents in Hong Kong.
Volkswagen has long been committed to providing the finest automotive products and services to customers who value accessible German engineering with innovative technologies. Volkswagen’s history as an emblem of the counter culture and out of the box thinking is even longer. This is the reason why this partnership has been created as part of a commitment to support alternative creativity in Hong Kong.
The Underground was founded in 2004 to encourage original music in Hong Kong, by creating live music showcase events for bands. Since then, The Underground has hosted over 250 events and sent 6 bands to Canada, 2 bands to London, UK and 1 band to Malaysia.
Volkswagen x The Underground Battle of the Bands will start on 18th of February 2017 with the first of four semi-final heats. The remaining three will take place on, 4th & 25th March and 22nd April, with the The Grand Final on 27 May. Prizes include recording time with Sammy So (Kolor), Parsons coupons, free shuttle service with a Volkswagen T6 Transporter for the winning band’s next two gigs. Video from every band’s performance will also be shared on social media platforms.
To enter, all bands need to do is to submit an entry form along with an .mp3 recording of a track representing their talents. The competition is open to any musicians and bands currently residing in Hong Kong who are over 18 years old.
Volkswagen Hong Kong 與The Underground合作， 為新晉與資深樂隊及樂手製造一個刺激嶄新的表演平台，讓他們發揮音樂所長並提供更多現場演出機會。這個由Volkswagen 聯同The Underground 合辦的Battle of the Bands，旨在為香港發掘出色和致力原創音樂的人才。
Volkswagen 一直致力為欣賞德國工藝及嶄新科技的客戶提供優質的產品及服務。Volkswagen一直支持突破思維及創意 ，因此這次合作希望為支持香港發展另類創意出一分力 。
The Underground 創立於2004年， 藉著替樂隊舉辦現場音樂表演，推動香港本地原創音樂。自成立以來，The Underground已舉辦超過250場表演活動，經過參與The Underground的活動，6隊樂隊被The Underground送到加拿大演出、2隊去了英國倫敦，和一隊去了馬來西亞。
Volkswagen x The Underground的 Battle of the Bands 四場半準決賽首場將於2017年2月18日舉行 。其餘三場則分別於3月4日、25日及4月22日舉行， 並於5月27日進行總決賽。 獎品包括與KOLOR樂隊的Sammy So 一同錄音，柏斯琴行現金券及獲勝樂隊可於未來2次演出時享有Volkswagen T6 Transporter專車連司機接送服務。而所有樂隊的演出片段亦會分享到網上社交平台。