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Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024

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DING DONG LOUNGE
BAND COMPETITION 2024

How It Works

Ding Dong Lounge is buzzing as Auckland’s hottest bands gear up for the 2024 competition. Heats are on 29 June, 6 July, 13 July, and 20 July. Judges will select 2 bands from each heat for the semi-finals on 26 and 27 July. The final 4 bands will compete on 24 August.
 

Information for Bands:

Auckland bands, this is your moment! Entry is $30, and all members must be 18+. Ready to rock Ding Dong Lounge? Click the sign-up link below and let’s make some noise!

We appreciate the support of our sponsors for making this event possible.

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PRIZES

  • Studio Time with Dave Rhodes Productions: Record your single with the renowned Dave Rhodes, who has worked with artists like Devilskin, Blindspott, Head Like A Hole, and more. This prize, valued at $3,500, will take your music to the next level.

  • Music Video Production with Off The Ground: Create a professional music video worth $3,000 to promote your single.

  • Promotion and Publicity Support: Get your single, music video, and release party promoted through ACT UP Entertainment and the Ding Dong Lounge marketing team.

  • Single Artwork and Release Party Posters: Designed by the talented Barny Bewick of Indium Design.

  • $1,000 Cash from Ding Dong Lounge: Spend it on whatever you need for your band.

  • $1,000 JB Hi-Fi Voucher: Choose from a wide range of tech, music, movies, and more.

  • $1,000 in Street Advertising from Phantom Billstickers: Promote your Single Release Party across town.

  • Free Venue Hire at Ding Dong Lounge: Host your Single Release Party at this iconic venue, valued at $400.

  • Promotional Package through muzic.nz: Get your single out there with a comprehensive promo package.

  • Instrument Servicing and Free Setups for Winners Before Recording with Ion Guitar Works: Valued up to $320.

Previous Winners

​2023: Blindr

2022: Lost Vessels

2021: Covid... great band

2020: WHITE NØISE MAFIA

2019: Enter Venus

2018: Dead Beat Boys

2017: AnimalHead

2016: Fallstate

2015: Bad State

2014: Thin White Lines

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Blindr, 1st Place Winners of 2023

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  • Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 1
    Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 1
    Fri, 26 Jul
    26 Jul 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    26 Jul 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Calling all Auckland bands! Showcase your talent at the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024. Entries now open!
  • Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 2
    Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 2
    Sat, 27 Jul
    27 Jul 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    27 Jul 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
    Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Calling all Auckland bands! Showcase your talent at the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024. Entries now open!
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