Be DISCOVERED At Hilton Sydney Marble Bar

Hilton Sydney’s Iconic Marble Bar Launches Social Media Competition To Discover Sydney’s Next Live Music Band

This information originated in Australian English.

January 16, 2014

SYDNEY - After the great success of last year's launch, DISCOVERED at Marble Bar is back.

Grab your guitar, pull out the drum sticks, dust off the microphone and warm up the vocal cords, Hilton Sydney's Marble Bar is scouting to discover Sydney's next up-and-coming live act with the return of DISCOVERED at Marble Bar.

DISCOVERED at Marble Bar is a social media driven competition where contestants are encouraged to upload their demos through Marble Bar's Facebook page. The general public can join in by simply visiting Marble Bar's Facebook page and voting for their favourite act. Contestants will also be judged by an esteemed panel of experts.

The top five acts, selected by the public's vote, will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to battle it out live at a finale showcase to be held at Marble Bar on Wednesday 26 March 2014. The public's votes in conjunction with the judges will select the winner. In addition to the panel of judges, bands will perform in front of a section of VIP industry and media. The victorious act will win a two month residency playing every Wednesday night at Marble Bar from May 2014 valued at $10,000.

"Marble Bar is an iconic, intimate space that has seen some of the world's top music acts perform on its stages, and there is no other bar like it in the city," said Felix Busch, Hotel Manager of the Hilton Sydney. "The launch of 'DISCOVERED at Marble' is aimed at engaging with Sydney's vibrant music community and fostering the development of the city's dynamic music scene."

"Marble Bar is a bespoke and intimate space that has seen some of Australia's and the world's top music acts perform on its stages. With the launch of 'DISCOVERED at Marble' we hope to uncover Sydney's next up-and-coming talent who will receive a money can't buy experience to perform in Marble Bar with the hopes of going on to a bigger and brighter future"

DISCOVERED AT MARBLE BAR competition details:
Competition entry opens: 5 February 2014 (upload video to Marble Bar's Facebook)
Competition closes: 5 March 2014
Voting via Marble Bar Facebook page: 6 March 2014 - 19 March 2014
Top 5 announcement: 20 March 2014
Grand Finale: 26 March 2014

Entrants can enter via the Marble Bar Facebook page

'DISCOVERED at Marble' is supported by Rolling Stone Magazine Australia, MTV Australia and Corona.

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About Marble Bar
Tucked underneath the Hilton Sydney like a secret den, the landmark Marble Bar is a musical hub in the heart of the city. It's a stylish setting to enjoy live artists in decadent Victorian surrounds, whilst sampling premium beers, fine wine and classic cocktails. Built in 1893 Marble Bars opulent furnishings have been influenced by 15th Century Italian Renaissance features 35 different varieties of Italian, Belgian and African marble as well as stained glass doors and ceilings, ornate carved bars of mahogany and a gallery of 14 Julian Ashton paintings valued at an estimated $1.6 million AUD. Loved by generations past and present, Marble Bar is a completely unique Sydney spot, as experienced by Liza Minnelli, Wyclef Jean, Eve, Kelly Rowland, Mischa Barton, Ewan McGregor, Adam Lambert and Slash who have all partied amongst its breathtaking and original marble features.

Marble Bar, Underground, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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Florencia Aimo
Hilton Sydney
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