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 (bandquest.co.nz). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks everyone - we’ll be in touch soon with more details,
Rockshop Bandquest team
• National Final submissions due: Mon 13 Sept
• National Final results announced: Tue 28 Sept
We’d love to hear from you:
Instagram - @bandquest
Facebook - @rockshopbandquest
YouTube - @bandquest
Email us – email@example.com
Phone us – (03) 545 6574
Write to us – PO Box 568, Nelson
We are extremely grateful for our wonderful sponsors.
Without them, Rockshop Bandquest would not be possible.
EHARA KOE I A IA!