Kia ora e te whanau,
With Auckland Level 4 Lockdown now confirmed as extended to at least 15th September, it is no longer possible for us to hold our Smokefreerockquest and Smokefree Tangata Beats national finals live on the 17-18th September.
Instead, we are putting in place filming for an Level 2 Audience-less National Final later on in the year, which will be live streamed.
We are sad to have to announce this, and understand there will be disappointment. As always, our aim is to provide a platform that is as fair and safe as possible, regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in, and this will continue to guide our decisions.
Ticket buyers will have received emails with information to get their tickets refunded, and if you have not - you can contact Q theatre directly (qtheatre.co.nz).
We'll be in touch soon with more information, and are looking forward to the new (adapted) National Finals to come later on in the year.
- Rockquest Promotions Team
We’d love to hear from you:
Instagram - @tangatabeats
Facebook - @tangatabeats
YouTube - @rockquest
Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone us – (03) 545 6574
Write to us – PO Box 568, Nelson
We are extremely grateful for our wonderful sponsors.
Without them, Smokefree Tangata Beats would not be possible.
EHARA KOE I A IA!
Alongside SFRQ is Smokefree Tangata Beats. This event, again run nationwide for school age students, recognises and reflects the unique cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific. Participants must incorporate Te Reo Māori or a Polynesian language, instruments, dance or movement in their performance. The event motivates young musicians to express themselves with cultural relevance, and to encourage their peers to support original Aotearoa Kiwi music.
Smokefree Tangata Beats standout successes include Alien Weaponry, Strangely Arousing Nesian Mystik, the only New Zealand band to ever have ten singles all certified gold or platinum.