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Sat 17 Jul 2010, 8:00pm
Sat 24 Jul 2010, 8:00pm
Sat 7 Aug 2010, 8:00pm
Sat 14 Aug 2010, 8:00pm
Sat 21 Aug 2010, 8:00pm

Where: Stampede Bar & Grill, 238 Great South Rd, Papakura, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • GA: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Calling all bands!

Entries are now open for the Battle of the Bands 2010 National Championship.

Battle of the Bands National Championship is NZ’s largest R18 band competition; events will take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part.

Two months of eliminations will be held at multiple live music venues in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch during July and August. Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Feeder heats will also be held at some other regional locations determined by entry numbers and corresponding localities. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region’s champion; who then represent their region at the National Final in Auckland in September.

The event starts soon– Entries still open throughout June and July – Interersted bands should enter now…

Entry process:

- Bands enter online at

- For event info and updates text 'Battle' to 787 (free to VF users, 20c other networks)

- After online registration, bands are placed into a heat at a venue nearest their location.

Heats run throughout July & August, with semi finals and regional finals through August into September and the National Final in Auckland on Saturday 25th September.


As well as gaining national attention, the winning band will receive a bevy of prizes including:
- Recording time
- Musical equipment
- A national tour
- And more to be announced


Battle of the Bands National Championship is presented by Juice TV, The Rock & Hell Pizza. The winning band will record a single at Academic Audio Recording Studios, as well as receive fantastic musical equipment prizes from Jansen, Audio Technica and Allen & Heath.


The country’s best live music venues will host Battle of the Bands events. These include Juice Bar, Kings Arms and Stampede in Auckland, Bodega in Wellington & more to be announced soon.


Thanks to a new exciting partnership with Vodafone and Run the Red, fans are now able to TXT vote for their favourite band. Results for all 2010 Battle events will be a mixture of professional judges, TXT votes and on the night audience votes; so everyone has a chance to have their say…

Entries open now with the event running nationwide from July…

Restaurants to book near Battle of the Bands 2010 National Championship Heats