The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Battle of the Bands 1st Semi final

Featuring: Summer Haunts, Eburnine, Dragged Down Here, and 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.

Earlier Event: October 29
Critic's Choice Prize Showcase
Later Event: October 31
The Psycho Roadshow Halloween Party

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