Battle of Bands

Battle of Bands is the annual band competition of Pravega.

The event will comprise of a regional online preliminary round followed by Regional Finals and culminate in the Grand Finale which will be held at IISc during Pravega.


The winners from each Regional Finals will be given exciting cash prizes and will get to participate in the Pravega Grand Finale. The regional winners will receive a prize of INR 15,000 and the Grand Finale winner will receive a generous cash prize of INR 50,000, with additional prizes TBA.

Preliminary Round
Regional Online Prelims:

Audio/Video must be uploaded to the website portal or YouTube / Vimeo / SoundCloud / Google Drive link must be provided at time of registration. The camera must remain stationary and the recording must be a single take.

Type of file : Audio/Video File (Maximum file size: 400.0 MB. Supported file types: .mp3, .aac, .wav, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .mkv).

Regional Finals

The Regional finals will be held live in the following cities- Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Hyderabad.

6 teams selected from each Regional Online Prelims will participate in the Regional Finals which will be held at pubs, jam pads and studios in the cities mentioned above tentatively in the months of November and December.

General Rules of the Event:
  • In the Regional Finals, the performances (including set-up time) should not exceed a duration of 30 minutes.
  • In the Grand Finale, the maximum duration of performance can be 45 minutes (inclusive of a 5 minutes set-up time).
  • Teams exceeding the stipulated time limit will be penalized and those crossing 10 minutes extra time will be disqualified.
  • The prize of the Regional Finals winner shall be withheld upon failure to attend the Battle of Bands Grand Finale.
  • The decision of the Pravega organising team shall be final and binding.

Registrations will be accepted online through the website prior to the event. No spot registrations are allowed.