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 - heat 5

Tickets $10 from Eventfinda

Battle of The Bands 2016 National Championship – 21st Year of the event kicks off in April, with heats nationwide throughout April, May and June with regional and national finals held in July at NZ’s best live music venues. Most dates and venues are already confirmed with the remainder being confirmed at the moment. You can see the schedule of events here:

We have one of the biggest prize pools of any music event in New Zealand; including a tour of Europe, Global radio promotion, recording time and musical equipment prizes. Not only a huge prize pool for the winning band, but also prizes for runners up and individual musician award winners.

The BOTB shows are exciting, well attended gigs to play held at NZ’s best venues. All logistics are taken care of; the venues, great sound technicians, PA systems, local and national promotion as well as a line-ups of other bands to play with. No need to organise all those things yourself, just register to join the event, promote your participation and play some awesome gigs. It’s a great way to motivate your band to improve themselves and gain some local and national exposure as well as meet other bands to play future shows with.

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Earlier Event: April 27
K.A. Darts Night
Later Event: April 29
Streetchant & guests

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