Wednesday, June 09, 2010

SFRQ 2010

Smokefreerockquest is something of an institution in New Zealand these days. Since 1989, the nationwide youth event has been helping young musicians realise their ability, and at the same time encourage their peers to support 100% NZ Music.

You only have to look at the list of successful bands that have been brought through the ‘rockquest system’ currently in the NZ Music scene. Check it out: Evermore, Die!Die!Die!, the Datsuns, Brooke Fraser, Anika Moa, Cut off your Hands, Flight of the Conchords, The Electric Confectionaires, Elemeno P, So So Modern, Midnight Youth, Bang!Bang!Eche! Steriogram, Lady Hawke, Minuit, Fat Freddys Drop, Aaradhna, Atlas, The Feelers, The Blackseeds, Nesian Mystic, Bic Runga, The Have, Fur Patrol, Liam Finn, Pine, King Kapisi, and The Checks. Impressive.

So yeah, the 2010 programme has kicked off and if you want a piece just click fru to their site here: or check out the dates listed below.


AUCKLAND CENTRAL Final - Sat 22nd May
AUCKLAND EAST Final - Sat 19th June

AUCKLAND WEST Final - Fri 28th May

BAY OF PLENTY Final - Fri 25th June

CANTERBURY Finals - Fri 11th June & Sat 12th June


EAST COAST Final - Sat 19th June

HAWKES BAY Final - Sat 29th May

MANAWATU Final - Sat 12th June

MANUKAU Final - Fri 11th June

NELSON/MARLBOROUGH Final - Sat 26th June
NORTHLAND Final - Fri 2nd July

NORTH SHORE Final - Fri 4th June

OTAGO Final - Sat 29th May
ROTORUA Final - Sat 26th June

SOUTHLAND Final - Fri 28th May

TARANAKI Final - Sat 26th June

TIMARU Final - Sat 19th June

WANGANUI Final - Fri 25th June

WAIKATO Final - Sat 12th June

WAIRARAPA Final - Sat 24th July

WELLINGTON inc. HUTT Final - Fri 2nd July

WEST COAST Final - Fri 18th June

OH YEAH - and BUY the tees here.

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