Live auditions at Sir John Guise today

Port Moresby’s Sir John Guise stadium will come alive today with the sound of raw music.

Over forty bands are auditioning today to secure a spot in the street’s battle of the bands – considered to be Port Moresby’s biggest musical festival.

This battle of the band is to unearth latest musical sensation from PNG and create careers for the most talented musicians in the country.

The difference though is that the performances are open to the public.

The audition today will be hosted by POM City markets – another local platform collaborating to create a general purpose city market every second Saturday of the month.

The auditions, while for a separate purpose, will also serve as entertainment for this event.

Nevertheless, three judges who have been chosen to see through the successful bands are Richard Masi, Buruka Tau and Dylan Mallar.

All three are not new in the music scene.

Richard is a jazz genius but loves to hear all kinds of music and is raring to discover new talent in Papua New Guinea.

Buruka has more than 40 years strapped under his belt with raw knowledge of the art and language of music.

Dylan also known as 'D Prince', known for his “power-haus vocals” is the lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist of the gospel band called 'Covenant Creed'.

The three will be choosing the bands that will make it to the actual battle of the bands, set to take place during the Independence Street Festival in September this year.

Gloria Bauai