The Stomach

Palmerston North

The Stomach

Palmerston North

The Stomach

Palmerston North

Creative Sounds is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the encouragement of musical, artistic, and performance activities. We run a venue, recording studio, and rehearsal spaces known as The Stomach right here in Palmerston North.

Rehearsal Rooms

We’ve got two sound-treated rehearsal rooms, equipped with a drum-kit, guitars + amps, electric piano, and a vocal PA with microphones. You can rehearse for just $5-10.00 per hour, please get in touch to make a booking.

Venue Hire

If you want book a show our friendly staff are happy to help. Touring groups are most welcome too. We’ve also got gear that you can hire, big and small.

Recording Studio

Super reasonable (subsidised) rates for professional recordings, audio editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Contact us to discuss your project with our sound engineer and to book studio time.

Feed The Tummy

The Stomach is run by Creative Sounds Society Incorporated, a not-for-profit organisation. We’re a registered charity that relies on public funding and community support so that we can do all this great stuff for local music. Follow the link to our donations info page to find out more or to make a donation. Your donations will go toward our nimble funding scheme to power cool local music initiatives!

Radio Control 99.4FM Live To Airs

Check out all of the Radio Control 99.FM – Live To Airs by selecting from the playlist menu. We’re stoked to be a part of bringing all of these great NZ and local bands to the air waves. Big thanks also to NZ on Air Music

Photo Gallery

Some photos from events, Stomach shows, SwampFest, the studio, summer concerts, the archive, and more!

SwampFest 2019

The Stomach presents SwampFest 19, Palmerston North’s annual all original & all rocking local music festival.

Spanning legendary local venues The Stomach and Snails: Artist Run Spaces for five nights of shows spread between 11th-19th October

30+ acts, 5 shows + an afterparty
SF Passes on sale now via UnderTheRadar

Events & Posters

Check out the upcoming events, our posters, and updates from The Stomach.

The Society

Creative Sounds Society Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation. Users of The Stomach are welcome to become members (it’s free). You can find out more about becoming a member, volunteering, our charitable aims, the constitution, our policy & management structure here.

The Stomach is an all-ages, alcohol free, venue supported by Palmerston North City Council.