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An original songwriting competition that uses the Rocks precinct landscape as its stage. A concept to nurture, promote and provide upcoming singer-songwriters the once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase their talent, gain industry and public exposure.


For winning singer-songwriters, the program will offer a range of other music related prizes. The event will run as a free event from 17 May - 20 June 2021, including both an online and physical outdoor component across the Rocks precinct.


Songwriters @ The Rocks will feature the following elements:


1. Online Songwriters competition: Running for a two week period from 17th May to 30th May 2021.


2. Judging: Featuring five industry professionals.


3. Songwriters @ The Rocks Festival showcases: Twenty small-scale events across two nights showcasing Contestants within a variety of settings within the Rocks precinct taking place across two consecutive nights (Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June 2021). Industry judges will move between locations to review and judge the performances.


4. Songwriters @ The Rocks Finale : A one-day event on Sunday 20th June 2021 (running from 2-4pm) at Campbells Cove – A music stage will feature the top three finalists (as determined through the showcase performances) performing three songs each. They will be judged by a team of five industry professionals and share the stage with some of Australia’s most successful musicians.  


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