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Rock band Cinnamon War is the winner of this year’s Malta edition of the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands. Earlier this year, Hard Rock Cafe Malta had invited emerging local talent to rock out for the opportunity to take the stage in Barcelona with Hard Rock Rising, the world’s largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition! This April, Malta hosted a series of live battle events where the undiscovered talents of Malta vied for the top spot to represent our country in Hard Rock Rising’s global battle of the bands competition for the chance to win the Grand Prize – an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at the Hard Rock Live Barcelona music festival this summer! In the final, Cinnamon War prevailed and took the crown to be nominated Malta’s representative for Hard Rock Rising by Hard Rock Café Malta’s panel of judges, Michael Bugeja, Wayne Camilleri, Toni Sant and Colin Fitz.

For the next phase, the road to Barcelona, a panel of international music industry professionals will review the city winners to determine regional winners. Each of the regional winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, Spain to perform at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona for the final live battle event. The overall winner will perform on the main-stage at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona! Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will take place on Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain in front of 60,000 fans, featuring a lineup of international talent performing against the backdrop of the beach at El Forum. This unique and cultural music event gives music lovers the opportunity to witness the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona music festival and enjoy some of the hottest and most recognized names in music.

Cinnamon War is Michael Portelli on vocals, Robert Tabone Valletta on guitar, Samuel Attard on drums and Andre Zammit on bass.

Hard Rock Rising Malta is supported by Budweiser, Reverbnation and Pepsi.


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