Smokefree Pacifica Beats is a live, original music, nationwide, youth event that recognises and reflects the unique cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

The event has come a long way since it started in '94' as the Urban Beats Award within the SmokefreeRockquest. It is a competition in its own right and this year will be heading to 17 regions across the nation and of course a massive National Final weekend.

Musical successes from Smokefree Pacifica Beats over 
its 22-year history include Nesian Mystik, Ria Hall, Spacifix, Ria, Strangely Arousing,

Smokefree Pacifica Beats aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peersto support original New Zealand music.


Smokefree Pacifica Beats Team

Glenn Common – Event Producer

Dan Kendrick – Production Coordinator


To qualify for Smokefree Pacifica Beats, your original songs and performance must feature at least one of the four possible criteria.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a 12 piece band or you like to show your swag on stage by yourself - SFPB is open to anyone in Aotearoa attending school for at least 16 hours a week and who is no older than 19 years of age on 9th May 2016.

The first step is to enter so go and do it here NOW!