Nelson / Whakatū

Key Dates

Regional Heat

May 8, 2021

Annesbrook Church

Regional Finals

June 11, 2021 7:00 PM

Theatre Royal

Video Submission Deadline


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Registrations close:
Showquest - March 12
Toi - April 9
OnScreen - July 30

regional results


We had such a fantastic time kicking off the regional Smokefreerockquest events in Nelson yesterday afternoon! Huge congratulations to all of the musicians who got up and performed. Here is the full list of results:


1st Place - m.o.t.h from Nelson College for Girls (pictured)

2nd Place - Lucy Summerfield from Motueka High School

3rd Place - Mia & Daisy from Garin College and Nelson College For Girls Preparatory School

Smokefree Tangata Beats Award:

1st Place - Lucy Summerfield from Motueka High School

Top 12 bands through to the Nelson regional finals:

Muted from Nayland College Official

Wayward from Nelson College for Girls

The Batteries from Nayland College Official

Tangent from Nelson College for Girls

Endless Nameless from Waimea College

SoundLounge from Nayland College Official

Phat Daisy from Nayland College Official

The Flying Pigeons of Archytas from Nelson College

Steezy’s Touch from Waimea College

F.E.A.L from Motueka High School

pentamerous from Waimea College

Nelson Crime Family from Nayland College Official

Winner of the Rockshop best use of electronic assistance award: poor charlie from Waimea College

Relive the experience

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How it works

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Event Info

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Check out the awards up for grabs at our regional and national Smokefreerockquest events. Along with the placings for the top bands and solo/duos, we also have songwriting and musicianships awards.

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