Wellington / Te Upoko o te Ika

Key Dates

Regional Heat

May 15, 2021

Notre Dame PAC

Regional Finals

July 3, 2021 7:00 PM

Notre Dame PAC

Video Submission Deadline


What are you waiting for?

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

regional results

2021 results

The top Wellington solo/duo acts selected are Jackson Gray (pictured) from Hutt Valley High School (first), and Emerson Devos from Hutt Valley High School (second).


The Smokefree Tangata Beats Award went to Nga Tau Koha from Heretaunga College.

The winner of the Rockshop best use of electronic assist went to White Rice from Hutt International Boys’ School.

The top 12 bands to play off at the Wellington regional final are:

Crumbly Jack, Palmerston North Girls' High School, Wellington High School, Hutt Valley High School

Layd Bax, St Bernard's College

The Lighthouse Project, Scots College

Roadside Drive, Hutt Valley High School

Newtown Tuesday, Rongotai College, Scots College, St Patrick's College

Seize The Day, St Bernard's College

Impulse, Wellington Girls' College, Wellington College, Wadestown School

The Bandits, Wellington East Girls' College, Scots College, Wellington HS,  Evans Bay

Cloud 9, Hutt International Boys' School

Obsidian Sun, Onslow College

Disconnect, Wellington High School, Wellington College, Seatoun School, Evans Bay Intermediate

Alis Avenue, Heretaunga College

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Key Information

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How it works

It says it in the title! Here you’ll find a step by step guide to how region-wide and nation-wide aspects of the programme works

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Event Info

Here you’ll find 2021 dates, the team behind Smokefreerockquest, history (including past winners and where they're from!), and FAQs

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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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