Mark your diaries: These concerts and music festivals are taking place around NZ this summer

Mark your diaries: These concerts and music festivals are taking place around NZ this summer

Get ready to party like it’s 2019 – summer means festival season, and with borders well and truly open, expect celebrations across the country like never before.

Headline act highlights include Ocean Alley at Soundsplash in Raglan, HAIM at Laneway in Auckland, both taking place in January, and Lorde and Flume at Electric Avenue in Christchurch in February.

Meanwhile, other top international acts will also be Down Under for their own concerts, including Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone, Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

Check out our list of the best music festivals and concerts around the country over summer below:

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Hideaway Festival
10 December
Days Bay
Headliner: Chiccoreli & Tali

Summer Sound
16 December
Marlborough
Headliner: Tiki Taane

Hazy Days
27 December
Coromandel
Headliner: Spacey Jane

Rhythm and Vines
29 – 31 December
Gisborne
Headliner: Chase & Status

Rhythm and Alps
From 29 – 31 December
Wanaka
Headliner: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Northern Bass
29 – 31 December
Mangawhai
Headliner: Pendulum

Summer Haze
29 December, 4 January
Tauranga, Matakana
Headliner: Shapeshifter

Highlife NYE
31 December
Matakana
Headliner: Crazibiza

Bay Dreams
3 January, 5 January
Mount Maunganui, Nelson
Headliner: Diplo

Juicy Festival
5-11 January
Napier, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Auckland, Whangarei
Headliner: Nelly

Plane Sailing
6 January
Auckland
Headliner: Diplo

One Love

Golden Lights
7 January
Auckland
Headliner: Alison Wonderland

Soundsplash
20 – 22 January
Raglan
Headliner: Ocean Alley

Groove in the Grapes
21 January
Auckland
Headliner: stellar*

That Weekend
28 – 29 January
Tirau
Headliner: The Veronicas

One Love
28 – 29 January
Tauranga
Headliner: UB40

Beach Break
28 January, 5 February
Whangamata, Nelson
Headline: Shapeshifter

Gardens Music Festival
29 January
Auckland
Headliner: Fatboy Slim

Laneway
30 January
Auckland
Headliner: HAIM

Summer Concert Tour
4 – 11 February
Taupō, Whitianga, Queenstown
Headliner: ZZ Top

Splore
24 – 26 February
Auckland
Headliner: Future Islands

Electric Avenue
25 February
Christchurch
Headliner: Lorde

Lorde

CONCERTS

Mel Parsons
9 – 11 December
Queenstown, Wanaka, Oamaru

Six60
10 December, 4 March
Christchurch, Dunedin

Jack Johnson
10 – 11 December
Auckland, Napier

Kendrick Lamar
16 – 17 December
Auckland

UB40
29 December – 7 January
Napier, New Plymouth, Matakana, Tauranga, Nelson, Queenstown

L.A.B
30 December, 21 January, 4 February
Tauranga, Hastings, Whangarei

Hello Sailor & Bliss
31 December
Whangaparāoa

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
29 December – 6 January
Tauranga, Wanaka, Auckland, New Plymouth

Mel Parsons.

Marlon Williams
19 – 28 January
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

Kehlani
20 January
Auckland

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone
21, 26 January
Auckland, Dunedin

Elton John
24 – 28 January
Christchurch, Auckland

Fatboy Slim
27 January – 4 February
Christchurch, Napier, Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown

Ed Sheeran
10-11 February
Auckland

Lorde
21 February – 4 March
Wellington, Christchurch, Upper Moutere, Havelock North, Auckland

Flume
23 – 25 February
Auckland, Christchurch

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