Following the resounding success of previous events, DISCOVERED at Marble returns in 2016 to find Sydney's best live music act. For the fourth year running, Sydney's best musicians will battle for a much-coveted two-month slot as Marble Bar's resident performer.
DISCOVERED at Marble is a social media driven competition where aspiring live bands and performers are encouraged to upload their demos through Marble Bar's Facebook page from Thursday 24 March. The general public will rule over the contestants' submissions and by their vote select the top five finalists. Voting for DISCOVERED is easy – music fans can simply head to Marble Bar's Facebook page and support their favourite performers online.
The top five acts will then grab their guitars and pull out the drum sticks for a once in a lifetime opportunity performing head to head at Marble Bar in front of an expert jury, VIP stakeholders, media and the MC on Wednesday 4 May. The winner will be discovered by the public's vote in conjunction with that of our team of judges.
The winning act will be rewarded with a two-month residency playing every Wednesday night at Marble Bar from May 2016, valued at $10,000.
Hilton Sydney, General Manager, Ronald van Weezel said:
"Marble Bar and its resident live performances are iconic; there is no other bar like it in the city. DISCOVERED at Marble is aimed at engaging with Sydney's music community and fostering the development of the city's dynamic music scene. In the past four years, we have scouted amazing talent and are already excited to discover what Sydney has on offer this year".
DISCOVERED at Marble competition details:
- Competition entry opens: 24 March 2016 (upload video to Marble Bar's Facebook)
- Competition closes: 18 April 2016
- Voting: 19 – 26 April 2016 (via Marble Bar Facebook page)
- Top 5 announcement: 27 April 2016
- Grand Finale: 4 May 2016
*For full competition terms and conditions visit www.facebook.com/marblebarsydney or www.marblebarsydney.com.au
DISCOVERED at Marble presented by Hilton Sydney follows Hilton Hotels & Resorts involvement in some of history's most pivotal music moments. These memories have included Keith Richards and Mick Jagger performing on the 45th floor of Hilton New York (1965), Jimi Hendrix in 1968 performed two sell out concerts at Washington Hilton (located in Washington, D.C.), John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their 'Bed-in for Peace' at Hilton Amsterdam (1969) and the words to the famous 'Imagine' were penned on Hilton New York Stationary in 1971. In 2013 Hilton hits a high note with its involvement in supporting the globes music community including a 25 year partnership as the Official Hotel Partner of the GRAMMY® Awards.