Music

  • nz

A SYNTHESIZED UNIVERSE

AOTEAROA
From Anthonie Tonnon, an immersive experience that combines live music with custom animation, other-worldly video manipulations, and a flight through the known universe.
  • nz

BJÖRK: ALL IS FULL OF LOVE

AOTEAROA
New Zealand’s most inventive and theatrical chamber orchestra, Blackbird Ensemble, presents an awe-inspiring homage to the inimitable Icelandic pop artist, Björk.
  • international

CARAVÃNA SUN

AUSTRALIA
Sydney five-piece band Caravãna Sun is bringing their blend of indie-surf-rock meets gypsy-ska to Nelson, with promises to make a cool evening sizzle like summer.
  • free

COVER ME

Cover Me returns with their mix of funk, soul, jazz, dance, RnB and rock influences.
  • free

DAYNA SANERIVI

Presenting the long-awaited new collection of original compositions by gifted singer/songwriter Dayna Sanerivi.
  • free

DUST & GOLD

Dust & Gold blends Nikita Fountain’s beautiful songbird voice and Mark McKenzie’s rich baritone over a wholesome and raw acoustic accompaniment of original material.
  • free

ELISHA HOBBS

A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter hailing from Motueka, Elisha Hobbs performs a collection of original music.
Greg Copeland blues singer
  • international

GREG COPELAND

USA / GERMANY
Greg Copeland is returning to New Zealand to take audiences on an up-close and personal acoustic journey through the Blues.
  • free

LOS GALANES

Join the fun with one of New Zealand's up and coming Latin bands.
  • free

MEDICINE WOMAN

Medicine Woman serves up blues inspired toe-tapping, full vocal harmony, rock originals with lyrics that provoke, inspire, and reach into your soul.
  • international

MIGHTY DUKE & THE LORDS

AUSTRALIA
They’re back! If you saw them in 2016, then you’ll know that Mighty Duke & The Lords take ‘trop pop’ to a whole new level.
  • free

PITCH BLACK LIVE

See ‘NZ’s Godfathers of Electronica’ playing their newest work inside the largest live-triggered video performance created in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • free

RABBIT HŌLE

Rabbit Hōle is the musical collaboration of multi-instrumentalist and singer Sahn Bishop, drummer Bruce McGregor and saxophonist/EWI artist Simon Williams.
  • international

SHOOGLENIFTY

SCOTLAND
Shooglenifty’s unique blend of traditional Celtic folk embraces a wealth of world-music flavours ranging from electronica to alternative rock.
  • nz
  • international

SKYSCRAPER STAN and The Commission Flats

AOTEAROA / AUSTRALIA
Hailing from Auckland and now based in Melbourne, Skyscraper Stan is turning heads on the indie alt-country music scene.
  • free

SUN CITY SOUL

Sun City Soul is a six-piece soul band, complete with a funked-up horn section and fine home-grown and international musicians.
  • nz

TAONGA MOANA

AOTEAROA
New Zealand’s premier national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, performs a stunning and musical reminder of the beauty and importance of our oceans.
  • free

THE HERMSEN FAMILY BAND

Nelson’s own Hermsen family is synonymous with locally produced, quality grassroots music.
  • nz

THE TOPP TWINS

AOTEAROA
What better way to celebrate the Festival’s 25th anniversary than to bring back the headline act from that very first year, the glorious, audacious and hilarious Topp Twins!
  • nz
  • international

THIS IS TAMI NEILSON!

AOTEAROA / CANADA
Multi award-winning Canadian-born New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson uses her powerhouse voice to blend country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances.
  • koha

VOICE COLLECTIVE

Everyone is invited to join the pop-up singing group VOICE COLLECTIVE for a night with Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'.

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