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FAQ's for 2023,   RockFest online

Key Dates for 2023?  

The Deadline for Primary Band Entries is 1st August 2023 
The Deadline for all other Entries is 12th September 2023 

How does RockFest "online" work?  
It's really easy, and explained in further detail below:

  1. Register your band 
  2. Record a live video of your song.

  3. Send it to us, and we'll announce the winners!

My school is in remote Australia, can I enter?  
Absolutely! RockFest is open to every school student in Australia, and we encourage every student & school formed band in Australia to enter - all prizes are delivered to you too!

Can you enter more than 1 song?  
Yes, you can actually enter up to 3 songs if you like.

(RockFest Entry) Needs to be live with the video files sent to us at or a dropbox account link if easier. You also have the option to enter 3 Live Songs on your Entry Form This Year. 

Can you enter originals, or covers?  
They can be either, it's up to you - they just need to be recorded live (not prerecorded with a film clip). Here are some great examples from 2020: RockFest's YouTube channel.

When are your videos due? 

Primary Band Entries close 1st August 2023. 

All other Entries must be received by the 12th September, 202

Winners are announced in October. 

Will you get feedback from the Judges?    

Yes, we will send out the Judges Marking Sheets & Notes for every band that enters RockFest - with many Judges being well known in the music industry!

What are the competition categories
RockFest is divided in to 3 Age Groups:

- Primary School Bands
- Junior Category is  Year 7-8
- Senior Category is Years 9-12

Within these three age groups, over $25,000 of prizes are awarded to a diverse range of musical categories.


Thank you for Phil Jamieson from for helping us judge the 2019 Rockfest finals!

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