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a live music event for young musicians, powered throughout aotearoa by nz rockshop


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


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Kia ora koutou,

As you will all be aware, the current situation with Covid-19 being active in the community and the subsequent lockdowns have majorly affected our ability to safely run any live Rockshop Bandquest events anytime in the near future.

After a lot of discussion today, and taking on board the lessons we learnt from the postponements and adaptations we made in 2020 to all of the programmes we run at Rockquest Promotions, we have made the decision to move the remainder of our Rockshop Bandquest 2021 programme to sit online, mean there will be no more live events in 2021.

As the country learns where this current outbreak leaves us and the timeframes involved, we will have more details of what this online adaptation of Rockshop Bandquest will look like (including the new dates) via our platforms - email, social media channels, our website ( We expect to make these announcements once there is a clear signal from the government about timings.

Those that have purchased tickets from Ticketek will be able to get these refunded from the outlet they purchased them from.

We are very excited to see what these acts have prepared in the online adaptation - and although it is disappointing for us to have to move away from live events, as it will be for the young musicians involved, we are glad that they have had the chance to grow their musicianship, performance, teamwork and communication skills already in their preparation for the event.

We want to thank the team at Rockshop NZ who make this event possible and for continuing to support during this transition.

As always - we are in close contact with both the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. We will take their lead and act with complete care and responsibility when making decisions. Keeping students, teachers, the audiences and our crew safe is of paramount importance.
Our intention is to continue to provide a creative platform for NZ students, even if these operate slightly differently than initially planned.

Thank you for being supporters of our platforms and providing your students with opportunities to grow. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to DM us, or send us an email at

Thanks everyone - we’ll be in touch soon with more details,
Rockshop Bandquest team

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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 on all aspects of how the programme works. It’s a simple guide and aims to answer all your initial questions!

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Are you interested in finding out what date and venue you could perform at one of our live Rockshop Bandquest events? Look no further! Click through here.

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Click this link to find all of the nationwide event dates and venues for 2021! Here you'll also meet the team behind Rockshop Bandquest, read a bit about the history, and find the FAQs.  

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It's a winning combination! As without our friends at the Rockshop, none of this would be possible. Click through here to read more about our amazing partners in putting on these events.

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