Smokefree Rockquest National Finalists Announced

Photo by Cain Prentice

Photo by Cain Prentice

The top eleven national finalists in the 2017 Smokefree Rockquest have been announced today with the twelfth finalist not selected by judges, but by people's choice. Voting for the People's Choice will open 12pm Wednesday, August 2nd with the details to be given on the Smokefree Rockquest Facebook page. 

The competition, taking talent from secondary schools has long fostered performers that have gone on to become New Zealand's most influential musicians. The finalists compete for the winner of the Smokefree Rockquest 2017 at an all ages gig at Auckland Girls Grammar on September 2nd at 7pm.

The 2017 top eleven finalists (with one people's choice finalist to be announced):

O-Boy!, North Shore
Daffodils, Auckland Central
Minutes to Monday, Auckland Central
Minimal Silence, Manukau
Half Eaten Pie, Waikato
Rural Delivery, Waikato
Run77, Canterbury
Fuzhun, Christchurch

Sonatane Kaufusi Manukau
Sam Egli, Taranaki
Ellie and Laura, Nelson

Smokefree National Finals

Date/ Venue: Saturday 2 September,  The Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School.

Tickets on sale from August 4, $20 adults, $10 students from

The Smokefree Pacifica Beats National Final

Date/Venue: Friday 1 September, The Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School

Tickets on sale for $5 from August 4,