East Coast

Key Dates

Regional Heat

June 11, 2021

War Memorial Theatre

Regional Finals

July 2, 2021 7:00 PM

Lawson Field Theatre

Video Submission Deadline


What are you waiting for?

Registrations close:
Showquest - March 12
Toi - April 9
OnScreen - July 30

regional results


The top East Coast solo/duo acts selected are Teifi (Teifi Clarke) (pictured) from Gisborne Girls' High School (first), and Ella (Ella Harris) from Gisborne Girls' High School (second).  

The Smokefree Tangata Beats Award went to T.M.B from Gisborne Boys' High School (first) and Nga Rau Mahara from Gisborne Girls' High School (second).

The top 12 bands to play off at the East Coast regional final are:

UP the Volume, Tolaga Bay Area School

T.M.B, Gisborne Boys' High School

Nga Rau Mahara, Gisborne Girls' High School

2K Rhythm, Tolaga Bay Area School

Lei Lows, Gisborne Girls' High School

The Tradies, Gisborne Girls' High School

The Rabbits, Lytton High School, Gisborne Boys' High School

The Demonic Parasites, Ilminster Intermediate

Into Oblivion, Gisborne Girls' High School

Shaggy Hates Figs, Gisborne Girls' High School

Sixth Sense, Gisborne Girls' High School

Fyra, Gisborne Girls' High School

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Key Information

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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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