Best youth on song bid

ARE you ready to rock?
High school based bands and songwriters from across NSW will be competing at ‘Youthrock 2019’ from July 26 to 31.

The premier teenage music competition will be held at Bankstown Sports Club and will give those who perform an audience with prominent and influential music industry personnel as well as a chance to compete for $20,000 worth of prizes
The 32 to 40 bands that are to be chosen to play at this year’s event, will be picked out by an experienced review panel who will have to decide the best of 100 video entries received annually.
Youthrock alumni include rock legends, ‘Silverchair’, who took out first place while still attending Newcastle High in 1994, sending them well on their way to the top and into the history books of Australian grunge.
Celebrated singer-songwriter, Hayley Warner who with her band ‘Bleached Academy’, came away with the first spot for their Lucas Heights Community School in 2008.
Belmore Boys High School had started the first Youthrock competition in partnership with Police Blue Light Disco and Canterbury City Council in 1988 for only local high school bands but has since evolved into a state-wide event.
Considered the main event of NSW Youth Week, Youthrock focuses on giving young people a voice as well as a medium to showcase their ideas and talents.
This year’s battle will also be focusing on up-skilling students, who will be involved in all levels of production, including event management, concert lighting, studio sound engineering and professional film production.
If you or your school would like to take part in the event, visit to download an entry pack.