Lift Off


The winners of the 8th annual West Woden Lift Off Band Comp are...

...Lions of the Underground! The band really brought the hype along with them and played a spectacular set at the Grand Finale. Keep an eye out for them - as we expect great things.

With over 700 children, youth and families attending - the grand finale was definitely a night worth remembering. We'd like to thank the many people and organisations for making the whole competition a great success.

Thanks to Westfield Woden and the ACT Government for making this happen. Thanks to all the young performers for getting involved.  This year we had a record number of registrations. It was great to see one of the acts returning for the third time but making the finals for the first time! We hope to see more familiar faces next year :)

Thanks also to our special guest performers Panda and Lucy Sugerman, all our sponsors and the community stall holders that supported the event.

To see the 2016 West Woden Lift Off Grande Finale in action, check out the Woden Youth Centre page!

Lions of the Underground

2016 West Woden Lift Off Champions - Lions of the Underground

About West Woden Lift Off Band Comp

Lift Off Music Comp is an opportunity for young Canberra bands, producers and singer-songwriters to showcase their art, perform in a professional and supportive environment, and be in the running for a prize pack full of services that will set them up to take that next step in their careers. 

The winners, Lions of the Undergroud, received the coveted title and prize pack designed to progress their career:

  • Graphic design of a logo, gig poster and Facebook cover image
  • Studio recording session with Duncan Lowe at Infidel Studios
  • Photo shoot of a live gig and a one hour photo shoot of a live performance
  • $1,000 worth of advertising in BMA Magazine
  • Event management services for a live gig from Devil Moon

West Woden Lift Off Band Comp 2017

We'll be back next year for the nineth time! Watch this space.

Want to know more?

For more information, please contact the Woden Youth Centre on (02) 6282 3037 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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