Serving up an amazing mix of international and New Zealand roots, soul, funk and rock this Summer!



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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!



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!


Born George Brooks Veikoso, Fiji is one of the biggest Polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound. We are honoured to have this living legend of the reggae genre join us at our festival and hear classics such as Sweet Darlin sing out over Waitangi.


Led by vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, WOLFMOTHER have amassed an international fanbase, playing to sell-out crowds around the world, and delivering show-stealing sets at major festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Reading, Rock in Rio, Download and have shared the stage with rock icons Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N Roses & many more - including performing by personal invitation for Led Zeppelin's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame! The multi-platinum and award-winning bands’ hits include Joker & The Thief, Woman, New Moon Rising and Victorious. They're currently touring world-wide and will return to NZ for the first time in 3 years to kick things up a notch at the Bay of Islands Music Festival


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.


LADI6 is New Zealand's premier female vocalist MC. She is renowned for her enigmatic, unique live performances and sublime soulful vocals. She has cemented herself as the Queen of hip hop, soul & RnB in the New Zealand music scene with multiple awards and is in hot demand for festivals so we are excited to finally bring LADI6 and her band to the stunning Bay of Islands for you all. Get ready to kick back and enjoy her soulful renditions of all her biggest hits, including, Like Water, Diamonds, Ikarus & Walk Right Up.


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.


Hailing from sunny Northland, DJ Big G is our very own ska and dancehall spinmaster! 

Having loved music from an early age, Big G used to own his own record shop back in the UK and split his time between the shop, spinning some vinyl and creating his own unique graffiti style art. Here in NZ he's most known for his colourful artwork, but he's swapping the paint brushes for decks for the Bay of Islands Music festival as he gets things rolling for us on the first day!


Multi award-winning RnB / Hip-Hop artist LADI6 is one of our star acts on Day One of the Bay of Islands Music Festival and will be also firing out a DJ Set at our Official After-Party on Saturday night!

Come and join the artists and crew at Sandpit Bar, Paihia, as we celebrate the festivals half-way point! This exclusive show will be off the hook, lock in a ticket soon as capacity is strictly limited.