Heat 4: Dragged Down Here, Atem, The Rips, Dearest Enemy, Hotboxed Treehut
Tickets $10 from Eventfinder, or $15 door sales.
Battle of the Bands National Championship is New Zealand’s largest and longest running R18 Band competition; events take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part. Started in 1993, The NZ Battle of the Bands has helped the careers of many well-known New Zealand artists, including Opshop, Tadpole & Blindspott to name just a few.
3 months of eliminations will be held at multiple live music venues throughout the country. Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region's champions; who then represent their region at the National Final in Auckland. The 2014 event will comprise of over 50 live shows from September until December.