Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2018

Ding Dong Lounge NZ

Entries to the Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2018 are now officially open to 20 Auckland bands and artists with 4 Heats, 2 Semi Finals and a Grand Final.

There are a tonne of prizes to be won including professionally recording a single at Depot Sound Recording Studios with award winning engineer Dave Rhodes, cash prizes and more!

Heats:

Friday 18 May 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018
Friday 25 May 2018
Saturday 26 May 2018

Semi Finals:

Friday 8 June 2018
Saturday 9 June 2018

Grand Final:

Saturday 23 June 2018

Prizes:

1st Place

  • Recording & Mastering of a Single at Depot Sound Recording Studio with award winning engineer Dave Rhodes
  • $500 cash
  • Promotional graphics on Ding Dong Lounge screens promoting the single for 2 months
  • Free A0 and A3 posters promoting the single, displayed in the bar for 1 month
  • Single Release Party at Ding Dong Lounge with no venue hire fee
  • More

2nd Place

  • 4 hours live recording session at Depot Sound Recording Studio
  • $200 cash
  • more

Special thanks to Depot Sound Recording Studio.

 

See entry form at the bottom of the page!

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018 AT 5PM

 

Previous Winners

Have a listen to previous winners and the songs they recorded as part of their prize!

 

ANIMALHEAD

2017

 

FALLSTATE

2016

 

Bad State

2015

 

Thin White Lines

2014


Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2018 Entry Form


With the single release party taking place on Saturday 25 August, start to think of a timeline which includes recording the single, arranging artwork for the Single and Release Party poster, where you want the single to be available from, how long it will take to have the single available to buy or download, will you promote it anywhere other than the internet? Etc etc. Give rough plans for now but think outside the box! We can work on this with you later.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

- A $30 application fee applies. At our discretion this is non refundable.

- Bands must provide own backline & instruments for performance. Sharing can be arranged, excluding breakables.

- Ding Dong Lounge will provide Sound person, Mics, Stands, Cables, full PA etc.

Each entrant (band/artist/member):

- must be based in Auckland, New Zealand

- must be 18 years of age or over & must be able to provide valid ID on entry to the bar

- allow Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland the use of photos, audio & video for promotional purposes.

- must not bring your own alcohol in to the bar.

- may be disqualified from the competition and removed from the bar for any illegal activity inside or directly outside of the bar.

- be available to perform between 8pm - 1am at the Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham St, Auckland as part of the competition on the following dates:

Grand Final.

There are a tonne of prizes to be won including professionally recording a single at Depot Sound Recording Studios with award winning engineer Dave Rhodes, cash prizes and more!

Heats:

Friday 18 May 2018
Saturday 19 May 2018
Friday 25 May 2018
Saturday 26 May 2018

Semi Finals:
Friday 8 June 2018
Saturday 9 June 2018

Grand Final:
Saturday 23 June 2018

If any members from your band are unavailable on any of these dates, please inform us in the comments section below (please check with them before you enter). If you fail to inform us of your unavailability on any of the above dates, your application fee may not be refundable.

The 1st place winning band:

- must record single at Depot Sound Recording Studio over 2 days before 30 July 2018.

- will own the audio recording of the song they record.

- must be available to perform at Ding Dong Lounge for the single release party on Saturday 25 August 2018. Any money taken as a door charge to the single release party goes to the winning band and/or is split between support bands, at the winning band's discretion. No venue hire fee will be charged on the night. Sound person is provided.

- The audio recording of the song will be owned by the band.

The 2nd place winning band:

- must use their 4 hour live recording session at Depot Sound Recording Studio before 30 July 2018.

- The audio recording of the audio recorded will be owned by the band.