3 amazing New Zealand music festivals happening this summer

Ah, summer is upon us. And, you know what that means? Well, lots of great live music. So you don’t miss out, we have chosen three music festivals happening in New Zealand this summer.

North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2018

If you live near Auckland, this could be for you. The North West Wine & Beer Festival is a one-day event to be hosted at The Hunting Lodge, which is about 30 minutes’ drive north of Auckland.

The acts performing will be Fly My Pretties (their only Auckland show), Julia Deans with a band and up-and-comers Alae.

And, of course, during the festival, you will get to sample a delicious range of local wines, beers and foods.

Check out this video by Fly My Pretties featuring Anna Coddington.



Where: The Hunting Lodge, 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd, Waimauku, Auckland

When: Saturday 10 February 2018, 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Parking: free at The Hunting Lodge

Restrictions: All ages


  • Early-bird: $49.50
  • General: $59.50
  • Children under 15 with guardian: Free

Phone sales: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)


You can’t take any liquids into the venue; however, you are welcome to bring a picnic. Free water will be available on site. For more information, click here.

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Jim Beam Homegrown

Billed as Kiwi music’s biggest party, this one-day event will be at Wellington Waterfront. Over the day, there will be 45 acts spread over five stages. Because we love good-old-fashioned music with guitars at Crazy ‘Bout Guitars (funny that), we’re particularly excited about the following: I am Giant, Elemeno-P, The Feelers, Dave Dobbyn, Opshop and Anika Moa.


Where: Wellington Waterfront, Wellington

When: Saturday 7 April 2018 1:00pm – 11:00pm

Restrictions: R15

Admission: $129


For more information, click here.

Here’s a video of Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn performing Whaling.


Coastella Music Festival

Following the success of the past two years, the Coastella Music Festival is returning to the Kapiti Coast this summer. There will be an eclectic mix of local and international music to enjoy—from folk and indie rock to Japanese banjo. The local acts include reggae masters The Black Seeds and Silver Scroll nominee Nadia Reid.


Where: Southward Car Museum, Otaihanga Rd, Otaihanga, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast

When: Saturday 17 February 2018 1:00pm – 11:30pm

Restrictions: All ages except for shows after 9 pm, which will be in the venue.


  • Early bird: $65.00
  • Early bird family ticket : $160.00
  • Adult: $75.00
  • R18 after party 9pm – 11:30pm: $10.00
  • Family ticket: $180.00
  • School students 13 – 17 years: $30.00
  • Children 5 – 12 years: $20.00
  • Adult Door Sales: $90.00

Phone sales: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)


For more information, click here.

Check out this video of The Black Seeds.

Do you know of other great New Zealand music festivals happening this summer? Let us know in the comments below.




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