Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands Announces the Winners of Pune Audition



  • 06 bands from 06 colleges to compete in the Grand Finale on 18th September
  • One-of-its-kind Inter-city and Inter-college Band competition
  • Platform for talented bands to showcase their talent



Pune, September 14, 2016: Proving Million Fun Experience at every step, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers is racing ahead with the auditions of the extremely popular ‘Vodafone U- Battle of the Bands’ in Maharashtra and Goa. This music led competition which is reaching out to more than 100 colleges in Maharashtra & Goa is a one-of-its-kind platform for youth bands to showcase their talent.

Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands

Winners from Pune

MH 43 ; Sanpada College

Into Bracket ; FTII

After Acoustic ; Pune University

Skirmish ;  AIISMS

Tashkar ;  Modern College

Richman & Co. ; SIIB

Auditions in Pune were spread over two days and saw some passionate performances from many participants. With each band giving a tough fight to the other, MH43 (Sanpada College), Into Bracket (FTII), After Acoustic (Pune University), Skrimish (AIISMS), Tashkar (Modern College), and Richman & Co (SIIB), stole the show with their stellar performance and have paved their way to the Grand Finale to be held in Pune on September 18, 2016. The winning band will be awarded a cash prize of Rs1 Lakh along with a host of other exciting goodies.

Speaking about the ‘Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands’ competition, Ashish Chandra, Business Head, Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India, said, Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands is an opportunity for our young patrons to create a lifetime worth of memories with their friends. As a part of this campaign, we are visiting 100 leading colleges across the state. Through ‘Vodafone Battle of the Bands, we would like to give these budding musicians a vibrant platform to showcase their talent. With Vodafone U, fun will always be on for them as their world of interest, residing in their pocket, will be active, 24X7. I would like to congratulate the winners of the preliminary round and wish them success for the finals”

‘Vodafone U – Battle of the Bands’ has been conceptualized under the Vodafone U umbrella, a unique lifestyle proposition engaging deeper with youngsters on topics and issues that matter to them most such as music, fashion, health, entertainment among others. The month long competition has kicked off with the auditions across six cities – Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Kolhapur and Goa. Shortlisted bands from each city will qualify for a Grand Finale in Pune and get a chance to perform live. In audience will be popular musicians, celebrities and fans.


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About Vodafone India

Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving ~198 million customers (over 107 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.

Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India

Globally, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 58 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.

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