For those geeks about to rock, we salute you. OrlandoiX, an international digital festival to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 2 – 6, 2015, announced today it is searching for the best… geek band… ever… in The Battle of the Geek Bands on Saturday, Oct. 3. A geek band, in this instance, means 50 percent of its members work at a technology company, in a tech-related role or are students enrolled in technology-related fields of study.
The OrlandoiX crowd will vote for the winner via the OiX mobile app as competing bands face-off on stage. The winning geek band will headline a performance the next night on Sunday, Oct. 4.
“A little known fact is that many techies love to play music,” said David Glass, executive producer and founder of OrlandoiX. “At The Battle of the Geek Bands at OrlandoiX, we’re going to crown the best when we let fellow tech geeks pick their favorite. We’re not going to be like Huey Lewis and tell you you’re too darn loud.”
Applications are being accepted now until Friday, August 28. At least half of the band’s members must work at a technology company, in a tech-related role or be students enrolled in technology-related fields of study. Submissions must include examples of a performance on CD or via YouTube, Vimeo or SoundCloud; stage plot; set list with lyrics (one song must be a cover); and a photo of the band. Bands can be no larger than seven members.
Five bands will be chosen to compete. Each band will be allowed a maximum of 15 minutes for their performance. Music genre must be rock or alternative. Foul language is not permitted nor are inappropriate actions and attire. Bands can apply at www.orlandoix.com/partner/battle-of-geek-bands.
Attend The Battle of the Geek Bands with admission to OrlandoiX. Prices are $35, $159, $199 and $389 for the Gaming Experience, Startup Summit, Digital Expo+Speakers and All-Access Pass, respectively. Purchase badges at www.orlandoix.com/register.