Established in 2000, the Band Experiments is a ‘battle of the bands’ format music competition with a twist! The event features bands of many different styles and has a great reputation for choosing local Waikato bands who have moved on to great national success. Previous contenders have been Cornerstone Roots, Katchafire, Sora Shima, Knights of the Dub Table and Dick Dynamite and the Doppelgangers who gained recognition through the competition, starting them on their journey to take New Zealand and the world by storm.

Entries open on Wednesday 11th August and will close on Friday 26th August. Bands can enter by visiting Entries must be from bands based within the Waikato region.