Clash Of The Acoustics

Clash Of The Acoustics

Two Sundays per month –contestants perform to become the Acoustic King of Rumours Rock City. Entry into the competition is FREE. Entry for supporters is R20 per show. A panel of random judges will pick their favourites for the first 7 qualifying rounds. November and December will host the Semi Finals and Finals. Semi finals will be judged on criteria provided in the summery. Finals will be voted by Finalists in their own capacity. Acoustic King of Rumours Rock City will receive a R5 000 cash prize – as well as other prizes from special guest supporters of Rumours Rock City. There is no limit to the amount of contestants able to enter – a contestant may only audition once. 

Sets are 20min long with a 10min set up. Points will be deducted for improper use of time. Slots will be assigned as entries are completed. Judging criteria are as follows:

Vocal Ability – Control of voice and presence.
Musical Ability – Use of acoustic guitar, keyboard or violin. Technical skill.
Song Writing – Depth of original song creation. Creativity with cover songs.
Stage Presence & Crowd Interaction – Use of stage and sound engineer. Ability to interact with audience.
Set Preparation – Choice of songs and order – use of time.
Use Of Venue – Respect for venue equipment and staff.
Marketing Ability – Mainly focused on Semi and Finals, ability to effectively market one’s self and promote show.

Prizes for the following 5 sub-categories:
- Favoured Vocalist
- Favoured Instrumentalist
- Favoured Songwriter
- Favoured Solo Act
- Favoured Group (2 – 4)
Finalists will compete in December – where after all performers have showed their final act, all contestants will receive a sheet where they will choose Acoustic King based on performances for the day. Contestants may not vote for themselves. Contestants will also be the final judges of the 5 sub-categories mentioned above.


Sun 23 Jul 2017
2:00 pm


Rumours Rock City
139 Ontdekkers Road, Westgate

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