The Rockschool Challenge


Being a Brisbanite through and through, I love to support the local music scene.  There’s nothing more exciting than watching a new band work their way up the line from begging for gigs in the local pub to fending off the media mob on their first international tour. So when I heard about the Rockschool Challenge I definitely wanted to find out more.

The Rockschool Challenge is a chance for high-school aged musicians to show the world what they can do (and maybe win some prizes along the way).   The competition is being run by students from the Southbank Institute of Technology who hope the challenge will encourage more young Brisbane musicians to stick with their music after they finish school.

Rockschool Challenge

Rockschool Challenge

The bands in the competition play a whole range of music including rock, indie, acoustic and (my favourite) metal.  The first three heats have already gone through, with the fourth heat to be held next Wednesday (May 27).

Then comes the Grand Final on June 3, when the best bands from each heat get the chance to play for the grand prize of $1,000.

The event is drug and alcohol free so it’s a great chance for younger music lovers to get into the music scene. And for those who have very little extra cash lying around its definitely a cheap night of music – entry costs $5.  Plus this is the ultimate chance to see some fresh new acts who could end up regulars on the Brisbane music scene one day. I’ll most definitely be checking these young rockers out!


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