The much awaited Rock event tagged Rocktober is set to hold this October at Freedom Park, Marina, Lagos Island.
Rocktober a rock event dedicated to the promotion of Rock Music in Nigeria as well as making it mainstream and exploring the commercial viability of the said genre is set to holds on 24 October, 2015 at Freedom Park, Marina, Lagos Island,
The much awaited event will feature about 20 bands from around the country as well as other activities such as a black carpet entrance, merchandise (original Rock Tee-shirts, hand bands, footwear etc.), body art, gothic make-up, hairstyling and other rock related items by various vendors and competitions (air guitar, body art, scariest make-up).
Preceding the festival, there would be an online competition tagged ‘Rock Challenge’ which involves contestants (individual or band) recording a video of themselves performing any popular rock song either as a whole or in part (singing, instrumental cover, dancing/head banging).
The videos would then be uploaded to Facebook tagging rocknationNG after liking the page. Entries are from the 1-14 of October while voting starts 15-16 of October.
The three videos with the highest amount of votes will be declared the winner and runner-ups respectively.
There are prizes and giveaways for winners, contestants and voters. The winner of competition will also be given the opportunity to perform live on stage alongside other bands at the festival.