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Fri, 26 Jul


Ding Dong Lounge

Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 1

Get ready for the first night of the Semi-Finals at Ding Dong Lounge. Four bands—SuperMild, Soul Stroke, Backshotz, and Forsworn—compete for the Grand Final.

Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 1
Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition Semi Final 1

Time & Location

26 Jul 2024, 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Ding Dong Lounge, 26 Wyndham Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

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Get ready for an epic night at Ding Dong Lounge as we host the first night of the Semi-Finals of our Band Competition! Four stellar bands will go head-to-head, vying for a coveted spot in the Grand Final, where only two will advance to the next round, set to rock the stage on Friday, July 26, 2024.

Performing Bands

  • Soul Stroke
  • SuperMild
  • Backshotz
  • Forsworn

The performance order will be drawn live on the night and announced on social media by 7:00 PM.


  • Early Bird: $10
  • General Admission: $15
  • Door Sales: $20

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Our grand prize package is designed to launch the winning band's career, including:

  • Studio Time: $3,000 worth with Dave Rhodes Productions. The winning band retains all songwriting royalties and ownership of the final recording (with a 20% producer and mixer royalty on future revenue).
  • Music Video Production: $3,000 worth with Off The Ground to promote your single.
  • Promotion & Publicity Support: For the Single Release Party, music video, and single release through ACT UP Entertainment and the Ding Dong Lounge marketing team.
  • Cash Prize: $1,000 from Ding Dong Lounge.
  • JB Hi-Fi Voucher: $1,000.
  • Artwork & Posters: Designed by Barny Bewick of Indium Design.
  • Street Advertising: $1,000 worth from Phantom Billstickers.
  • Free Venue Hire: For a Single Release Party at Ding Dong Lounge, valued at $400.
  • Promotional Package: Through
  • Instrument Servicing & Setups: Valued at $320 from Ion Guitar Works.
  • Ultimate Ears EPICBOOM Portable Bluetooth Speakers: For the band's enjoyment.
  • $250 Voucher Code: For any online purchase from Pacific Ears.
  • Promotional Package through Includes: Discounted Promo Photo Shoot: Arrange a discounted photo shoot with Taiga Semori. Check out their work on Instagram. Free Professional Musician Biography Write-Up: Receive a professional musician biography write-up worth $150 through our PR Services team. Interview Opportunity: Will Stairmand invites you for an interview on his series, "The Distorted Transmission," tailored for rock acts. Mentoring Session with Trevor Faville: Trevor Faville, known for his work with bands like Datemonthyear and his music consultation service, DMY Foundation, offers a mentoring session. His expertise in writing, recording, performing, and licensing music globally will provide valuable insights.

Key Dates

  • Entry Period: June 6, 2024 – June 21, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
  • Heats: June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20, 2024.
  • Semi-Finals: July 26 and July 27, 2024.
  • Grand Final: August 24, 2024.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

A huge mihi to our sponsors: Dave Rhodes Productions, Indium Design, Off The Ground, ACT UP Entertainment,, Phantom Billstickers, JB Hi-Fi, Epic Engraving, and Ion Guitar Works for their tautoko.

About Ding Dong Lounge

Nau mai, haere mai to Ding Dong Lounge, Tāmaki Makaurau's premier live music venue. Since 2013, we've been dedicated to supporting local and international talent. Our intimate atmosphere fosters a vibrant community where emerging artists can showcase their talents and connect with audiences. It's not just a venue; it's a whare for musicians where lifelong connections and collaborations are born.

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Don't miss out on this night of incredible live music and fierce competition. Ka kite anō at Ding Dong Lounge!

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Ticket Details

  • Early Bird

    Tax: GST included
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  • General Admission

    Sale ends: 26 Jul, 8:00 pm
    Tax: GST included



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