The annual ICRT Battle of the Bands began in 2007 as a platform to support emerging local bands, creating a stage for aspiring musicians and rockers. Local 
bands are invited to compete in front of a panel of judges and live audience for the chance to win a cash prize, musical equipment and a week of on-air promotion on ICRT.

Previous competition winners include High Tide (2008), which went on to perform at the Fuji Rock Festival, I.O. (2009), later nominated for “Best Band” and “Best Newcomer” at the Golden Melody Awards, and most recently Trash (2012) and Flux (2013).

2014 Battle of the Bands

Rockstars are good at making noise. — Bono

The 2014 Battle of the Bands will be held September 9, 2014, with preliminaries on August 16, 2014 at Formosa Fun Coast. Qualifiers for the preliminaries will be announced on August 6, 2014.

This year’s judges include Summer Hsu of Relax-ONE, Wonder Music Executive Manager Lin Huei-bin, RayKai of 1976, Team Ear Music Executive Manager Zhong Chen-hu, Cheng Fong-sheng of Quarterback and producer and Rock’n’Rap guitarist Swing Wang.