New Zealand's nationwide, live, original music, youth event giving young musicians the opportunity to perform live in a professional setting, in venues from Northland to Southland.
Smokefreerockquest 2022, powered by Rockshop, aims to motivate young musicians to strive for success, to realise the opportunities available in music careers, and to encourage their peers to support original New Zealand Music.
The founders Glenn Common and Pete Rainey were honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013, and the Taite Music Independent Spirit award in 2021. They continue to lead the team that now runs this New Zealand institution.
Rockquest Promotions has grown considerably since its beginning 34 years ago.
The company is an Aotearoa owned and operated organisation that exists to serve creative youth and their communities. The team, spread over Nelson and Auckland, is committed to creating opportunities for rangatahi nationwide to participate in a high-quality arts experience and develop their skills.
Alongside Smokefreerockquest, the team at Rockquest Promotions also runs Smokefree Tangata Beats, Rockshop Bandquest, Showquest, Toi, OnScreen, and Stills.
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Communications Manager & Event Manager
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Partnerships & Projects Managerkelsey@rockquest.co.nz
This year - friends and whānau can watch the performances either live from the audience, or remotely via live stream on this website.
Tickets for audience members are door sales only, and will be on sale from 30 min before the first act of the day. Prices are $10 for Students, $15 for Adults. (Children 5 years and under - no charge)
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!
Covid-19 over the past two years has become an everyday consideration for us all, and will be something we are all thinking about as we move into the event season.
In regards to vaccine passes for 2022 - our entry process reflects the latest regulations, which is currently that any student enrolled at a registered school is exempt from vaccine requirements when participating in school related activities. We will not be requiring vaccine passports for Smokefreerockquest or Smokefree Tangata Beats entrants enrolled in registered schools.
Although not required in Orange or Green in the COVID-19 Protection Framework, if we return to Red, Teachers or support crew accompanying the band may be required to show their vaccine passport when entering the venue.
Your friends and whānau can watch you perform either live from the audience if your region is still in Orange or Green in the COVID-19 Protection Framework, or remotely via livestream on the Smokefreerockquest website.
Mask wearing (when not performing) is encouraged.
There are many moving parts, and we appreciate your understanding and patience while we continue to adapt alongside the New Zealand Government guidelines.
As always - if you have any questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are extremely grateful for our wonderful sponsors.
Without them, Smokefreerockquest would not be possible.
EHARA KOE I A IA!
We’d love to hear from you:
Instagram - @rockquest
Facebook - @rockquest
YouTube - @rockquest
Email us – email@example.com
Phone us – (03) 545 6574
Write to us – PO Box 568, Nelson