Musicians prepare to do battle

The best of Ripley’s unsigned acts are preparing to slug it out for top prizes at this year’s Ripley Battle of the Bands.

The competition, organised by Deafbox Promotions, will begin on Wednesday, July 25 , and run every Wednesday until August 29 at the Out of Town pub on Butterley Hill.

The firs three weeks will be heats, followed by a semi-final and the final on August 29.

Performers have been shortlisted from more than 50 entrants to battle for a prize of playing at this year’s Deafbox Festival, to be held at Intake Club in Mansfield.

The winner will also land a trophy and a supporting slot for one of two touring bands.

Tickets are £3 and doors open at 7pm for each event.