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GBOB - The Competition Comes Back To Lebanon!


The events company RockRing has announced the relaunch of Global Battle Of the Bands in Lebanon, after a 5-year hiatus. GBOB is the world’s largest international live music competition for all kinds of music with up to 30 countries competing, and Lebanon will be part of it on 2016.


Participating bands get the chance to travel & represent Lebanon in the Worldwide Final against other countries – each year the World Final is held in a different country, some of the previous countries where finals were held are England, Russia, and Malaysia. The winning band will win a fully paid trip to represent Lebanon, along with many other local valuable prizes such as free recordings, cash prizes, merchandise, among others. Global winner prizes include the title of “Best Band in the World”, booking & management contracts, studio recording, music video production, and endorsements. This, of course, comes along with a huge amount of exposure locally and internationally.


All the Lebanese bands interested in taking part of GBOB 2016 can register HERE



In GBOB there are only two main rules: All bands have to play their own songs, and they must play it live.The competition is open to bands of all ages, music genres, whether signed or unsigned. The competition is divided into qualification rounds and a grand local final, after which the band moves on to the World Final. The dates are still to be set, but qualifications are not expected to start before end 2015 or early 2016.


The last edition of GBOB Lebanon took place on 2011. It was won by the Lebanese Rock band THE PASSIVE STANDOUTS, who represented their country in the World Final which took place in London, UK.


A 30-minute documentary about the latest GBOB World Final, which took place in Norway, can be seen clicking HERE


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