The semi-final dates for Youth Rock 2015 have been announced and yet again it is promising to be one of the most exciting events of Youth Week this year! Between 15 – 18 April, our youth project Indent will be presenting music industry workshops to the Youth Rock’s semi-finalists, providing them with real-world skills to get their music careers off the ground. Youth Rock is a state wide talent search competition that provides an opportunity for young people aged 12-25 to showcase their music in front of a big audience and music industry expert judges. Previous winners of the competition included prolific Aussie acts such as Silverchair, Alex Lloyd and Hayley Warner.

Last year over a hundred bands participated in the event, performing in front of music and recording industry professionals during the 2014 Youth Week celebrations. In addition to the music industry presence at Youth Rock, 2500+ punters attend the band heats, so there is no doubt that Youth Rock opens doors for young NSW-based bands.


Songwriting 101 – Brisbane-based singer songwriter and 2012 triple j Unearthed winner Thelma Plum, Sydney’s art-pop artist Jess Montaigne and Dan Mac of Art vs Science will share their songwriting tips & tricks, with a focus on how to craft original music and beat writers block.

Music Industry Q & A – an interactive question and answer session between an Indent moderator, Thelma Plum, Jess Montaigne and Dan Mac, focusing on how to breakthrough as a young band in the Australian music industry today, and how to make a band stand out from the crowd.

2015 Youth Rock Semi-Finalists

RUOK? – Cronulla High
SHADE – Warners Bay High
VASBAN – Kirrawee High
THIRD HOUR – Picton High
THIRD DEPARTURE – Keira Technology High
THE CITIZENS – Rosebay Secondary College
THREE STRIKES – Mount Annan High
J’s ENVY – Moorebank High
SHIVER – Bossley Park High
KOI – Ryde Secondary High
DAVID TAYLOR – Knox Grammar
SOUTHERN END – Whitebridge High
FIEK – Charlton Christian College
SNATCH – Kotara High
SPLIT FEED – St Francis Xavier’s College
NEVER ODD OR EVEN – Warners Bay High
SLINGSHOT – Morriest High
KONKROTCH – Castle Hill High
THE MOVING STILLS – Kincumber High
GONE ELECTRIC – Rosebay Secondary College
VENDETTA – Warners Bay High
GUILTRIP – Lake Munmorah High
BOHEMIA – Duval High
IN MOTION – Hunter River High
SOAR – Taree High
TERRAVOROUS – Bateman’s Bay High
ROOM 21 – Kyogle High

Congratulations to all the Youth Rock 2015 semi-finalists!

For more information on Youth Rock, head HERE.
For more information on Indent head HERE.
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