Changes for 2020
South Australia and Newcastle Join RockFest - There will be 2 New heats added this year with Newcastle holding a heat at the The Newcaste Conservatorium of Music.
St. Aloysius College in Adelaide will host the South Australian leg of the event.
Junior Bands - Will now be for Regional Heats only, Junior Bands will not go through to the National Final. They will still receive awards at the heat stages but there will be no progression after that. Juniors will now be for years 7 and 8 and year 9 students will now be included in the SNR Section.
Senior Bands - As stated above seniors will now be Years 9-12. The winning Senior Band from each Heat will progress to the National Final on Sept 4th.
NSW, SA and QLD Bands and Solo Acts - We will be providing accommodation and Flights for 5 Band Members and 1 Teacher/Parent for Bands and 2 Flights and Accom Maximum for Solo Acts. So you are encouraged to keep bands to a 5 member limit.
Flights for NSW Bands will be out of Sydney and Newcastle Airport. Flights for QLD Bands will be out of Brisbane Airport. Flights for SA will be out of Adelaide Airport
Victorian Schools - There will now be a State Final for 2 Bands and 2 Solo Acts to progress through to the National Final.
RockFest Came about to provide High School Students the opportunity to perform contemporary music live in front of their peers, friends and teachers.
Its not just Rock n Roll either. Every year we see a wider variety of music and styles from, Roots, Rock, Funk, Folk, Acoustic acts to Metal.
RockFest came to life in Victoria but has now expanded to NSW and Qld with 12 Shows planned for 2018.
In 2017 900 High school students from more than 100 schools competed in Rockfest's Band competition, performing to over 3000 people over the duration of the shows.
In 2018 we will see even more schools and students involved with the introduction of the Solo/Duo Category.
Rockfest is divided in to 2 Age Groups. Junior Category is Years 7-8 and the Senior Category in Years 9-12.
Entries are now open for 2019. So go to the Home Page and Click on the "Enter Here"