The University of Newcastle, Australia

Entries Closed

Ready to Rock?

Who isn't?

We're looking for soloists, duos, trios and bigger to sign up for this year's Band Comp at the legendary Bar on the Hill. Plus, for the first time in the competition's history, we're accepting entries from cover artists!

What's in it for my band?

It wouldn't be much of a comp without some smoking hot prizes:

  • Paid set at Autonomy Day - the biggest party on a UON student's calendar
  • $2000 recording package with Baraya Records
  • A paid, recorded and live streamed gig during lunchtime at Callaghan campus
  • All finalists guaranteed paid gigs around campus

How do I apply?

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete the UON Band Comp entry form.
  2. Triple-check that at least one member of your band is a current UON student.
  3. Pay zero dollars (that's right - entries are free)

Easy-peasy lemon-squeezy!

Band Comp 2019

When is it all happening?

Throw these in the calendar:

    • Heat 1 -  Thursday 2 May
    • Heat 2 – Thursday 9 May
    • Heat 3 – Thursday 16 May
    • Heat 4 – Thursday 23 May
    • Heat 5 - Thursday 30 May
    • Final - Thursday 6 June

All events held at Bar on the Hill.

What if I don't play in a band?

Rock up and rock out for free!

There are 6 nights of free live music waiting for you - brought to you by your fellow students.

How can I get more info?

Email the Student Life team at

Good luck!