Ready to rock?

Who's in?

We are looking for soloists, duos, trios and bigger to sign up for the 2021 Band Comp! This is your chance to show off your musical stuff for the judging panel and a stack of your fellow students. Electronic performers welcome!

Each Heat will be held at the iconic Bar on the Hill.

What do I need?

All you need is at least one member who is a current student of the University of Newcastle (easy if you're a soloist, right?).

When is it on?


  • MON 10 MAY
  • TUE 11 MAY
  • WED 12 MAY
  • FRI 14 MAY
  • MON 17 MAY

Wild Card:

  • TUE 18 MAY

Grand Final:

  • THU 20 MAY

What can I win?

  • Recording Package worth up to $2000 from Baraya Records
  • Free Music Industry course and mentoring with Continuous Music
  • Weekend Recording Package from Novotone Studios
  • A paid live set at the Autonomy Day Party 
  • Rehearsal time from Novotone Studios
  • Additional paid gigs at events across all campuses


  • Every act entered gets to choose a free online music industry module from Continuous Music
  • Every entry will be considered for paid gigs on campus
Enter Now Entries Close Midnight THU 6 MAY

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