Entries now open for this year’s Whāingaroa Talent Factory

WTF! The Whaingaroa Talent Factory is coming back for 2021.  Last year’s audience were demanding we repeat the show again before that event had even finished and thanks to support from DV Bryant Trust and new venue The Yard, we can now announce that entries are open for 2021.

This year Whaingaroa Talent Factory has been reshaped to better fit the kaupapa of encouraging youth participation in music performance and creation.  We want to give the opportunity for youth to experience all aspects of a live performance and to be able to participate in the Mentoring Sessions where they will receive valuable feedback from Music Industry Professionals.  

Also, a Musician’s Fee from the $1500 cash available will also be paid to those participating in the mentoring session and live performance.

The exact date of the Whaingaroa Talent Factory Show will be announced in the coming weeks along with the identities of the musicians who will be our mentors for 2021. 

WTF2021 is open to musicians, bands, DJs and MCs between the age of 13 -18. To enter please email theyardraglan@gmail.com by Friday 1st October. 

Entrants need to be available for the mentoring sessions during the school holidays.

Images thanks to Molly McCabe – Honey Studios.