BAY OF ISLANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020
Serving up an amazing mix of international and New Zealand roots, soul, funk and rock this Summer!
BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT EVENTFINDA.CO.NZ
OR CALL 0800 BUY TIX (289 849)
WAITANGI SPORTS GROUNDS
Tau Henare Drive, WAITANGI
The festival is located in a stunning location adjacent to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Capacity is strictly limited, lock your tickets in today!
FESTIVAL LINE UP
Mr. Boombastic himself, we can’t wait for SHAGGY to headline the first night of the BOI Music Fest! Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, SHAGGY has been gracing radio station’s with hits since his debut album Pure Pleasure was released in 1993 and he announced himself to the world with his first hit single, Oh Carolina. He then exploded worldwide with the album Boombastic, the title track going No.1 in charts throughout the world. Since then SHAGGY has released a string of hits with his smooth reggae fusion style; Angel, It Wasn’t Me & Hey Sexy Lady feature on Summer soundtracks everywhere and we can’t to hear what he has in store for us in the Bay!
NZ’s most celebrated hard-rock band, SHIHAD have been hitting music festivals hard for the last 30 years. To date they have released nine studio albums (five of which went to #1 in NZ), 3 EPs and countless memorable singles, survived a name change, personal triumphs and tragedies, travelled allover the world with endless tours, sold out headline shows and shared stages at major local and international festivals and toured with musical heroes such as Motorhead, Metallica, Faith No More and AC/DC. Now get prepared for them to hit the BOI Music Fest like a Thunder storm. They will be smashing out all the hits and Kiwi anthems we know and love, Pacifier, Home Again, My Minds Sedate, Alive… there’s too many to mention and we can’t wait to hear them all!
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
You can’t tell the story of Reggae without Jamaican royalty, TOOTS & THE MAYTALS. They’ve been banging out hits since the 60’s, including the song that dubbed the genre, Do the Reggay. They signed up to Island Records with Bob Marley himself in the 70’s and the rest as they say is history. They’ve been nominated for multiple Grammy’s including a win for Best Reggae Album in 2004 for True Love. They also boast a record of 31 Jamaican No.1 hits, including 54-46 Was My Number, Beautiful Woman, Pressure Drop & Country Roads. We are absolutely stoked to have them join us for the BOI Music Fest and can’t wait to get our skank on with these living legends.
BLINDSPOTT sent New Zealanders into a frenzy in August last year, when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together for a one-off show in celebration of The Rock 1500, they followed this up with sell out shows last Summer and we are bringing them to Northland for the BOI Music Festival. Their first two albums - 2003’s self-titled BLINDSPOTT and 2006’s END THE SILENCE topped the charts and established the band as one of the most respected and revered rock bands in Kiwi music history. Their hits, such as Nil By Mouth, Room To Breathe and Phlex are still blasted on rock radio to this day, get ready for them to rock the stage at the BOI Music festival!
THE BLACK SEEDS
No band has really captured the NZ sound quite like THE BLACK SEEDS, seamlessly blending their bass-heavy Jamaican reggae roots with funk, soul and dub. Described by Clash Music as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet”, they have been selling out shows Internationally as well as here at home since 1998. We can’t wait to hear them performing their classics like; So True, Cool Me Down, Fire & One by One on the stage at the BOI Music Festival.
Indie-folk artist MEL PARSONS returns triumphant with her fourth studio album ‘Glass Heart’ from last year. The record follows 2015’s award-winning ‘Drylands’, which spent 51 weeks in the (IMNZ Album) charts. With home as a hotel room and a suitcase, PARSONS has built up her fan base the old fashioned way – winning over audiences on the live circuit. She’s now based back in NZ and is hitting the stage in Northland, so make sure you come along and catch her hit tracks, Just ‘Cause You Don’t Want Me, I Got The Lonely & Far Away.
LATINAOTEAROA came from the concept of blending local flavours with the colourful cultures of South America. Brazilian born Auckland DJ Bobby Brazuka and Venezuelan singer Jennifer Zea created a unique live performance with Bobby’s Latin influenced soul-funk and hip hop selections layered with Jennifer’s ravishing vocals. Three years, two albums and countless tours later, Latinaotearoa continues to go from strength to strength. Debut album LATINAOTEAROA was nominated for Best Roots Album at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards in 2013 and we can’t to hear some of that funky fusion hip hop right here in the beautiful bay of islands.
Whangarei born and bred, OTIUM is a powerhouse five piece that have built a substantial following in their home region here in Northland. Their dynamic live show will leave you fully engrossed from the first crack of the snare to the last bass lick. Their unique brand of smooth harmonies, funk stabs and solid rhythms will turn any crowd into a sweaty, dancing mess no matter the occasion. Get into the BOI Music Fest early to make sure you catch OTIUM'S rhythmic, high-powered, funky set.