'Girls Rock Aotearoa' announce 'To The Front' 2022 programmes.

Thursday 30 June 2022

Girls Rock Aotearoa has been helping young women, trans, intersex, takatāpui, and gender diverse youth form bands, build instrument skills, and write original songs since 2018. We are proud to announce two new condensed To The Front programmes for 2022 in Pōneke (Wellington) and Te Papaioea (Palmerston North).

These three-day weekend programmes take everything that’s made our week-long programmes so successful and give us the opportunity to offer it in new locations across Aotearoa, at new times of the year, and for participants who might not be able to commit to a full week To The Front experience.

To The Front Pōneke will be held Labour Weekend from Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th October 2022. Once again the programme will be hosted by our key sponsor, the College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington, letting us take advantage of their cutting-edge studio spaces and equipment.

To The Front Te Papaioea, 2022 begins on Friday afternoon October 7th, running through to Sunday, October 9th, with a showcase the following Friday, October 14th as a part of the Swampfest Festival. The programme will be hosted by To The Front Te Papaioea’s key sponsor, Creative Sounds Society - The Stomach, Palmerston North, allowing us access to their state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are extremely proud and excited to be able to launch TWO programmes at once! With the new mini programme, we’re able to bring the To the Front programme to Te Papaioea for the first time! I’m overjoyed to see GRA expand and grow across the country.” - Abi Symes, To the Front Te Papaioea organiser.