Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 33rd year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.
Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, Smokefreerockquest has now become a New Zealand institution.
Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peers to support original New Zealand music.
Please note that it is possible some of these dates may change closer to the time. For runsheets and start times please see your regional page. You need to have completed the online registration form by 12th May 2021 (the sooner you get it done, the more time you allow yourself to get organised with all the information). If you run into any issues around getting your entry in before 12 May, please contact us.
We’d love to hear from you: Instagram - @rockquest Facebook - @rockquest YouTube - @rockquest Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org Phone us – (03) 545 6574 Write to us – PO Box 568, Nelson
BREAKING IT DOWN
We’ve been talking to a bunch of amazing NZ artists about their musical journey and songwriting process. They have generously shared their knowledge, experience, tips and advice.
We are always adding to our collection of artist profiles - from the likes of No Comply, Tomorrow People, Kaylee Bell, There's A Tuesday & heaps more! These profiles are written by the artist especially for YOU - the Smokefreerockquest participants and next generation of musicans!