Rock Challenge Tasmania

Tasmania's premier youth music event

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Rock Challenge Tasmania

Founded in 1989, Rock Challenge is a state-wide College and High School music competition and an iconic event on the student calendar. It is an important stepping stone into the Music Industry for young artists, showcasing local music to the wider community, recognising emerging talent and celebrating youth achievement in contemporary music.

The event consists of a series of three regional heats and a state final. High Schools and Colleges around the state set up their own internal Battle of the Bands to decide who will represent their school. Each act must perform at least one original song and submit a promotional kit (Biography and Digital Image).

Rock Challenge is a non profit event supporting the Tasmanian Music Industry at its grassroots.

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2014 Final Results

2014 Final Results

A huge night at Club 54! Man, that place rocks!! The standard was through the roof this year and I’m sure it was a tough decision for our judges.. The results:...

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North West Heat Results

North West Heat Results

Congratulations to all the acts last night, and what a venue!! Tapas Bar and Lounge put on a great night for us. The acts to go through to the final are: Kingfall...

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Northern Heat Results

Northern Heat Results

It was an amazing night at Club 54 last night! Thank you to everyone involved and congratulations to all the acts, you put on a great show! The acts to advance through...

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Rock Challenge 2013 Results

Rock Challenge 2013 Results

The winners of the 2013 Rock Challenge Tasmania competition have been announced! College Winner: Ursine – Hellyer College Runner Up: Fatty Esther – Hobart...

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Rock Challenge Tasmania Entry Forms

Rock Challenge Tasmania Entry Forms

How to enter

  1. Register your School
  2. Register your Band, upload your BiographyLyrics to original songs, and your Photo
  3. Download and print 2 copies of the Stage Plan. Fill them out and bring them with you to Sound check.

Entries close 5pm Friday, 28th of August.

Download your Info Pack, Stage Plan, and Merchandise Form here



Northwestern Heat – Monday 7th of September, 2015

Tapas Lounge Bar

97 Rooke Lane, Devonport


Southern Heat – Tuesday 8th of September, 2015

Youth Arts and Recreation Centre

44 Collins Street, Hobart


Northern Heat – Thursday 10th of September, 2015

Club 54, Launceston

38 Cameron Street, Launceston


Final – Thursday 17th of September, 2015

Club 54, Launceston

38 Cameron Street, Launceston


The latest bands signed up to compete this year

No bands have registered yet this year

View bands from previous competitions

The Rules

The Rules

It is the responsibility of the school to ensure these guidelines are followed:

  • Cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs are strictly prohibited at this event
    Offenders will be removed from the premises
  • Lyrical content and behavior must be appropriate for a student audience
  • A teacher or supervisor must accompany each Act during Sound Check and the Performance
  • High Schools may enter 2 Band entries and 1 Off The Rock entry
  • Colleges may enter 2 Band entries and 1 Off The Rock entry
  • All acts must perform at least 1 original song
  • All schools and acts must register online before the event and supply an EPK:
    • Biography
    • Digital photograph
    • Lyrics to original songs
    • Stage Plan (2 copies)
  • Band sizes are limited to 8 members. Off The Rock acts are limited to 3 members
  • All acts must attend a sound check prior to performances (Schedule TBA)
  • Only registrations authorized by the Music Teacher or Principal will be accepted
  • All entrants must be in full-time study. A majority of band members must be enrolled at the High School or College they are representing
  • Rock Challenge will provide a standard backline: 3 Guitar amps, 1 Bass rig, a standard 5 piece Drum kit, Microphones and stands
  • No refunds on cancelled entries
  • Rock Challenge reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event and vary performance times, the number of the performances and the venues

Download rules for printing The Rules

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