Triple J Unearthed High - Looking for Australia's Best High School Music Act

Unearthed High is back!

After a bumper year that saw Perth duo Mosquito Coast named the best high school act in the country for 2015, we’re opening the floodgates for this year’s Unearthed High intake.

The Class of 2016 have got some big shoes to fill: we’ve had the pleasure of naming excellent acts like Japanese Wallpaper, Asta, Stonefield, Snakadaktal and heaps of others our Unearthed High champs over the past nine years. Our backpacks are full, our lunches are packed, and we’re excited to see what this year’s Unearthed High entrants have in store.

The best entries will be played on national radio, and if you're our winner, we'll fly you to triple j to record, remix or master a track. We'll play it on the radio too! You'll also get professional music industry advice, and triple j will come to your school!

Plus, this year, we’re very excited to add a special Indigenous initiative to Unearthed High. As well as being eligible for the major prize, the best Unearthed High entry from an Indigenous artist will also win ongoing mentoring from the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), as well as a songwriting workshop at their school by the APRA AMCOS Songmakers program.

Enrolments are now open!  To enter, upload an original piece of music to, select your school year and tell us which school you attend. To be eligible, all acts must have at least half the band members still in high school. If you already have an artist profile and track(s) uploaded to Unearthed, make sure you go into your artist profile and select your school year and enter your high school to be considered. If you’re Indigenous, please ensure to select the Indigenous option too.


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