Rock Challenge Tasmania

Tasmania's premier youth music event


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Celebrating 25 years of Rock Challenge Tasmania

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. We rely on business and community sponsorship to make this event happen each year and we welcome your support.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact us at: sponsors@rockchallengetasmania.com

News

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Entries close 5pm Friday, 31st of October 2014

Entries close 5pm Friday, 31st of October 2014

So don’t be late. Make sure you’ve emailed us everything you need to by then: Bio, Lyrics, Stage Plan and Photo

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Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014!

Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014!

Registration is now open for Rock Challenge 2014, so head on over to the entry page and get...

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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

New in 2014!

Registering your School and Band has never been easier!

Alternatively, you can always register using the downloadable forms in our complete Application Pack if you’d prefer.

Venues

Southern Heat - Monday 3rd of November

Youth Arts and Recreation

44 Collins St, Hobart

 

Northern Heat – Tuesday 4th of November

Club 54

39 Cameron St, Launceston

 

Northwestern Heat – TBA

 

Final - Thursday 6th of November

Club 54

39 Cameron St, Launceston

Bands

The latest bands signed up to compete this year


View all the bands competing this year
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 two (2) Band entries and one (1) Off The Rock entry
  • Colleges may enter two (2) Band entries and one (1) Off The Rock entry
  • All acts must perform at least one (1) original song
  • All acts must submit the following via email before the event
    • Registration form
    • Biography
    • Lyrics to original songs
    • Digital photograph
  • Band sizes are limited to eight (8) members. Off The Rock acts are limited to three (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 and 1 standard 5 piece drum kit
  • 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

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Sponsors & Prizes

Our brilliant sponsors, and the prizes they've put up for grabs