Best of the West - Battle of the Bands

2 people playing guitar with yellow and purple glow

This year’s Make Music Day celebration will take the form of a Youth Battle of the Bands titled ‘Best of the West’.

Are you a high school artist or band and want to make your mark in the live music scene? This is your chance to show us what you’ve got!

Make Music Day is a free world-wide music celebration held annually on June 21. This year, City of Parramatta is excited to present ‘Best of the West’, a youth battle of the bands showcasing the best of Western Sydney’s young and local talent.

From the 6 finalists performing at the event, a winner will be chosen on the day and will be awarded: 

  • A recording session with a Western Sydney producer
  • A performance at Parramatta Lanes 2024

To apply, you must simply:

  1. Be under the age of 18 and enrolled in a high school from Western Sydney 
  2. Submit your name, age, school, blurb and an original track to by 9pm Monday 3 June
  3. Be available to perform at Best of the West on June 21

Terms and Conditions

Good luck and may the battle commence!

Submission deadline: 9pm Monday 3 June

When - 02:00pm - 06:00pm
Where Parramatta Square Parramatta