The annual Gozzy Rock Presents Underground Sounds 2023 competition is now open for entries from young musicians aged 12 – 25 who live, work or go to school in the City of Gosnells.

The competition is free for bands and solo acts to enter before 1 August. Six selected finalists will then perform to a live crowd at the finals held in October, with the winning act to take home more than $3,000 in prizes.

City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said the event has long been a popular event on the City’s social calendar for Perth youths as well as music fans of any age.

“For more than 35 years, Gozzy Rock has been an iconic event on the WA music calendar that has uncovered some of our best emerging local talent,” she said.

“The City of Gosnells has always aimed to be progressive and forward-thinking in supporting our young people and the arts. This year, we are again encouraging musicians of all backgrounds to apply. Whether you are into indie, rap, country, folk, hip-hop, electronic or metal, we welcome your entry.”

Originally established in 1986, Gozzy Rock was WA’s first age-inclusive, battle-of-the-bands event, quickly establishing a name and following.

The event has now evolved into Gozzy Rock Presents Underground Sounds, to encompass a spectrum of music genres, and solo artists as well as bands.

Musicians can submit their entries online at by 1 August to be judged by the selection committee to determine six finalists.

The finals will be held at The Underground Youth Centre on Saturday 14 October – tickets will be released closer to the date. The contest is free to enter and open to people aged 12 – 25 who live, study or work within the City of Gosnells. For bands, at least one member must fulfil this requirement.

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