KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 screaming fans were treated to non-stop performances as 10 new local bands showed off their music prowess at the Shell's "Battle of the Bands 2012" (BoB).
Following the success of the inaugural BoB last year, this year's edition proved to be bigger and better with more power-packed performances.
After slugging it for four hours, Jespers, a local band from Kuala Lumpur, emerged the winner, taking home the first prize of RM8,000.
Trailing behind was the Black & Blues from KL, which received RM4,000 and Maya Opera from Johor which took home RM2,000.
Shell also presented four lucky grand prize winners of the Shell Advance "Key to Freedom" contest with tickets to watch the Spanish Moto GP in Valencia in November.
During the trip, the winners will be in the running to win a Ducati Monster superbike worth RM60,000.
Ryan Lau, 25, from Sabah who works in Petaling Jaya, was ecstatic to be chosen as one of the grand prize winners.
"I have participated in various contests and this is the first time I've won a prize this big. It is really a dream to be able to go to Spain and catch the MotoGP," he said.
Shell corporate communications manager Yu Li Ching said the Shell Advance BoB competition this year was the second consumer activity that ran concurrently with the Shell Advance Key to Freedom contest.
"BoB is all about giving young and talented local bands an avenue to express themselves. This year we received 30 entries and short listed them to 20 bands.
"Then we gave the public the chance to vote for the top 10 bands," she said.
"In the Key to Freedom contest, we received 9,000 entries. The all-expense paid trip to watch their favourite MotoGP is a dream come true for the winners," she said.