RIOT FEST and Do312 are proud to announce
BATTLE ROYALE with CHEESE
the official Riot Fest Battle of the Bands! One lucky band
will get the chance to play at Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago!
By gathering votes exclusively through Do312, the
two most popular vote getters and two Riot Fest judge’s picks
will move on to the second round where the 4 bands will go head-to-head to
play Riot Fest 2012!
ENTRY PHASE - Between Thursday, August 16th
and Thursday, August 23rd at noon, Bands will be able to enter their unique
track on Do312.
VOTING PHASE – Between Thursday, August 23rd at noon and Sunday, September 2nd, your fans can vote once per day, everyday. This is the most crucial part, as fans can create this opportunity for you! Each email address registered through Do312 is allotted one vote per day, so encourage your supporters to vote early and often.
On September 4th at noon, the two most popular vote getters and two Riot Fest judge’s picks will move on to the second round where the 4 bands will go head-to-head to play Riot Fest 2012! Second round voting will be open from September 4th - September 7th.
THE DECISION – On September 7th, the votes will be tallied and the top vote getter will play at RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL.
RULES – Participating bands must be at least 18 years or older. (Bands are responsible for their own travel and accommodations to and from Chicago.)
If you or your friends create multiple accounts (or try to use bots to vote for you), it’s cheating, and we will disqualify those votes. So please, don’t waste your time or ours by cheating.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL
- VIP passes for the winning band
- Riot Fest t-shirts for the winning band
Hometown: Chicago Web Site: reverbnation.com/counterpunch
“There are many things that make up the good life, and being a finalist is definitely one of them. Chicago’s very own high-octane punk rockers Counterpunch won the right to represent our fair and blustering city in the final voting for PopChip’s Pop Up Live Contest. They swept the judges off their proverbial feet by redefining what it means to produce a pop-up show. With their Pop Up Live video for the song “We Believe” they simply out did the competition. Enough so that guest judge Tom Windish, founder and owner of the Windish Agency, was taken-a-back by their shoot location stating, “I love the idea for the venue, fantastic!” By simply transforming their tour bus into a mobile punk show they proved to the judges that they embrace and embody everything that is Chicago. With comparisons to local staples 88 Fingers Louie, Apocalypse Hoboken, and Alkaline Trio, to name a few.”
"JMSIMON" John Matthew Simon - DO312