Limited Spots Available in the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024

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The much-anticipated Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition is back, offering emerging bands in Auckland a golden opportunity to shine. Entries are open until Friday, 21 June, at 5 PM, but hurry – spots are limited, with only a few spots left in the first two heats on Saturday, 29 June, and Saturday, 6 July.

Founded by Andrew Treeby, the competition has become a cornerstone event in Auckland’s music scene. “This competition is more than just a chance to win prizes,” says Treeby. “It’s a platform for bands to come together, share their music, and inspire each other.”


This year’s competition offers a fantastic array of prizes designed to set winners up for success:

Professional Studio Time: Record a single with Dave Rhodes Productions, ensuring top-quality sound for your music.
Music Video Production: Off The Ground will produce a professional music video to complement your single.
Single and Poster Artwork Design: Get custom poster artwork by Barny Bewick of Indium Design to promote your band.
Promotion and Publicity: Receive promotion and publicity support from ACT UP Entertainment and the Ding Dong Lounge marketing team, helping your music reach a wider audience.
$1,000 Cash: A cash prize from Ding Dong Lounge to support your band's expenses.
$1,000 JB Hi-Fi Voucher: Spend on music equipment, albums, or anything else your band needs.
$1,000 in Street Advertising: Courtesy of Phantom Billstickers, helping to promote your music around Auckland.
Free Venue Hire: Host your Single Release Party at Ding Dong Lounge for free, providing a perfect venue to celebrate your success.
Instrument Servicing: Winners will receive instrument servicing and free setups before recording with Ion Guitar Works, ensuring your instruments sound their best.

Additional prizes for second and third place, along with bonuses for all semi-finalists, ensure that every participating band receives recognition and support for their talent and dedication.

Key Dates

Entry Period: June 6 to June 21, 2024, at 5:00 PM. (unless spots fill up first)
Heats: June 29, July 6, July 13, and July 20, 2024.
Semi-Finals: July 26 and 27, 2024.
Final: August 24, 2024.
Submit entries at For more information, contact Andrew Treeby at

Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your talent and join Auckland’s music community at the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024!
Limited Spots Available in the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition 2024

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