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SmokeFreeRockQuest Retro Concert

When:

Sat 6 Sep 2008, 8:00pm–11:30pm

Where: Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch

Ticket Information:

  • General Admisssion: $49.00
  • Student (with ID): $39.00
  • Additional fees may apply

SmokeFreeRockQuest Retro Concert, celebrating 20 years . . .

Just in case you thought the grand final of the 20th Anniversary SmokeFreeRockQuest wasn't enough for you . . . there's a little special surprise for the night after . . .

The SmokeFreeRockQuest Retro Concert with performances from Anika Moa, Elemeno P, Opshop, Evermore, Anna Coddington, Autozamm, Minuit and Goodnight Nurse.

SmokeFreeRockQuest is the biggest and most influential nation-wide youth event held in New Zealand, reaching audience numbers in excess of 100,000 every year.

Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, who now run Rockquest Promotions full time out of Nelson, it has become a New Zealand institution.

Musical successes from SmokeFreeRockQuest over its 20-year history include 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, Steriogram, 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.

Just putting it in perspective, so far there have been:
- 2,685 musicians
- 657 bands entered
- 24 Regional Finals
- 281 schools
- 43 individual events
- over 1500 new original songs
- over 17,000 people attended Heats and Finals
- over 100,000 total audience, including school shows

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