Want to showcase your talent? New Found Sound 2024 Registrations are now open!

What is New Found Sound?

A string of music events hosted by Raise Up across Auckland and Hamilton that provide a platform for young people to showcase their sound and stage talent to their communities.

It allows young artists the opportunity to develop their live performance skills as well as offering an insight into the music industry and the world of live performance.

We are looking for local Bands, Musicians and Singers to take part in a live gig night for local young artists aged 13 to 18 years of age.

6 regional events across Auckland and Hamilton with a Finals event in Central Auckland.


 May 4th

The Meteor
ONEHUNGA May 25thThe Factory Theatre
NORTH SHOREJune 8thThe Rose Centre
CENTRALJune 15thTAPAC Central
June 22ndZeal West
SOUTHJune 29thMangere Arts Centre
July holidaysTBC
FINALS August 31st The Tuning Fork

Walk the Line Finals 2023

After winning their regional events and taking part in a mentoring workshop where they received coaching and support to enhance their performance, the 2023 finalists delivered an incredible show at Auckland's Tuning Fork.

What's up for grabs

Entry to finals

Two acts from each region (winner of the solo/duo section and winner of the band section) move on to perform at the finals event held at The Tuning Fork held at the finals in August. 

Professional Edge Workshops

The regional winners are invited to our professional edge workshops in preparation for the big event. These are designed to help our young artists develop their live performance skills, with an emphasis on tips, tricks, to-do and not to-dos. Young performers have shared that this one-on-one mentoring with industry professionals is an invaluable experience.

Audience Choice Award (Regional events)

Presented to the act with the most audience votes at the final, a great way to encourage support for your act on the night.


Acts are competing to be the best of the best. Judges will select the following:

 - Best solo/duo
 - Best band

As with the regional events, the audience choice is selected from the crowd votes.

All three winning acts get professional studio time to record their music, thanks to our sponsors Crescendo and Eliette's Music Academy.

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Highlight Reel 2021 Finals!