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Aotearoa's only nationwide, live, original music, youth event


Aotearoa's only nationwide, live, original music, youth event


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ROCKSHOP Bandquest

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National top 30

The National Finalists (top 10), who will play off in Auckland on Sept 18th, will be announced this coming Monday 2nd August at 2pm!

2021 National Top 30 (in alphabetical order)


Alfie - Waikato

Bri Hilton - Bay of Plenty

Brooke Mae - Bay of Plenty

Caesar - Taranaki

Esther and Matt - Manukau

girl. - Auckland

Hot Chips - North Shore

Mabel Affleck - Bay of Plenty

Mia & Oj - Waikato

Stank Plankton - Wellington


Albert Street - Waikato

Angry Ramen - Wellington

Big Angry - Bay of Plenty

By Tomorrow - Canterbury

Coast Arcade - Auckland

Crumbly Jack - Wellington

Fool of Stars - Otago

Kenring - Canterbury

No Man's Land - Central Otago

Off Topic - Manawatū

Selohrae - North Shore

Sindee Voo - Hawkes bay

Single Malt - Canterbury

Slow Rage - Manukau

Stacked - North Shore

Swash - Manukau

The Bigfoots - Timaru

The Gandharvas - Taranaki

The Pills - Timaru

Vegan Funk Machine - Bay of Plenty


We’ve been talking to a bunch of amazing NZ artists about their musical journey and songwriting process. They have generously shared their knowledge, experience, tips and advice.

We are always adding to our collection of artist profiles - from the likes of No Comply, Tomorrow People, Kaylee Bell, There's A Tuesday & heaps more! These profiles are written by the artist especially for YOU - the Smokefreerockquest participants and next generation of musicans!


Key Information

We’re all about making this process as straightforward and smooth sailing as possible for you. We are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions!

How it works

It says it in the title! Here you’ll find a step by step guide to how region-wide and nation-wide aspects of the programme works

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Event Info

Here you’ll find 2021 dates, the team behind Smokefreerockquest, history (including past winners and where they're from!), and FAQs

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Check out the awards up for grabs at our regional and national Smokefreerockquest events. Along with the placings for the top bands and solo/duos, we also have songwriting and musicianships awards.

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