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Tyler, The Creator To Headline Bay Dreams 2020 Festival

Tyler, The Creator To Headline Bay Dreams 2020 Festival

C.C. / Friday 2nd August, 2019 8:00AM

US hip hop figurehead Tyler, The Creator will be co-headlining this summer's Bay Dreams 2020 festival, sharing the stage with fellow international superstars Halsey, Skepta, Yelawolf, Ella Mai and a bevy of local talent, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's favourite NZ band Shapeshifter. Infamously denied permission to travel to Aotearoa in 2014 due to a "potential threat to public order and the public interest", the Odd Future co-founder and Golf Le Fleur helmsman dropped his mind-bending new album IGOR in May to massive global acclaim – crossed fingers there's no travel issues this time around. Dive into the full lineup for the upcoming multi-location festival, happening at Baypark, Mount Maunganui with a sister event in Nelson at the very start of January 2020...

Bay Dreams 2020

Pre-Party - Wednesday 1st January – Mount Maunganui
Lineup to be announced

Thursday 2nd January – Trustpower, Baypark, Mount Maunganui 
Featuring... Halsey, Tyler, the Creator, Skepta, Yelawolf, Ocean Alley, Ella Mai, Netsky, Gunna, Sub Focus, Mitch James, Shoreline Mafia, IAMDDB, Sons of Zion, Winston Surfshirt, Funtcase, UZ, Tones and I, State Of Mind, Mako Road, K+Lab, Riot Ten, Trei, Sullivan King, Flowidus, LMC, Kid Rey, Raka, + UKF stage featuring: Benny L, Dimension, Dirtyphonics, Flux Pavilion, Friction, Golden Features, Holy Goof, Kings of the Rollers, Sasasas + more to be announced

Pre-party – Friday 3rd January – Nelson
Featuring... Shapeshifter, Friction, Kings of the Rollers, The Upbeats, Sunshine Soundsystem + more to be announced

Saturday 4th January – Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Featuring... Tyler, the Creator, Skepta, Yelawolf, Ocean Alley, Ella Mai, Netsky, Gunna, Sub Focus, Mitch James, IAMDDB, Sons of Zion, Winston Surfshirt, Mako Road, LMC, NFX, Distortion, + UKF stage featuring: Dimension, Flux Pavilion, Golden Features, Holy Goof, Sasasas + more to be announced

Presales available from 7.00pm, Monday 12th August

Peep the unforgettable clip for Tyler, the Creator's 'EARFQUAKE' from IGOR...

Press release:

NZ’s biggest festival Bay Dreams returns to the Mount and Nelson

Tyler, The Creator; Halsey; Skepta; Yelawolf and Ella Mai announced as headliners + many more big hitters on the bill!

Shapeshifter revealed for Nelson pre-party + big announcement coming soon for The Mount pre-party!

The dates for the biggest event in New Zealand’s summer music calendar are locked and loaded with one of the most exciting line-ups yet!

Presented by Greenroom Vodka and The Edge, Bay Dreams will return in 2020 to Trustpower Baypark Stadium at The Mount on January 2 and Trafalgar Park in Nelson, on January 4, with international superstars Halsey (at the Mount only) and Tyler, The Creator confirmed as headliners, alongside other international names including Skepta; Yelawolf and Ella Mai.

Other big hitters on the first line-up announcement include Ocean Alley, Netsky, Mitch James, Gunna and Sub Focus. See below for the full line-up.

Meanwhile, the first headliner for the Bay Dreams warm-up party in Nelson on January 3 has been revealed, with Shapeshifter confirmed. Friction; Kings of the Rollers; The Upbeats are also joining the Nelson pre-party, with more acts still to be announced - along with a huge announcement for The Mount pre-party on January 1.

Bay Dreams, which will be held at the Mount for its 5th year, expanded in 2019 to include a sister event in Nelson. Both events in early 2019 sold out and proved to be a phenomenal success, making Bay Dreams officially New Zealand’s largest and most popular festival.

“Our entire team is really excited to be bringing Bay Dreams back to Nelson,” says Bay Dreams Nelson festival director, Toby Burrows.

“After the amazing success of the festival’s launch into the South Island earlier this year, we have been heavily focused on building on that success and delivering the highest quality, international standard festival we possibly can.”

Promoters will raise the bar even further with Bay Dreams 2020; once again promising to deliver a world-class event with top class production; a line-up that’s second to none and attention to detail on festival lay-out and the overall festival experience.

“Bay Dreams will always continue to focus on bringing the best line-ups to the country, however I am excited for our team to place an equal focus on creative production, added facilities, improved crowd management, and new experiential elements working alongside some amazing new partner brands," says Bay Dreams festival director, Mitch Lowe.

"We can’t wait to step it up once again for you all. Our team has been working harder than ever to bring New Zealand a world class festival,” adds Bay Dreams festival director, Pato Alvarez.

With a reputation for securing some of the biggest names in music who rarely make it to New Zealand shores - such as hip-hop icon Cardi B who played at this year’s festival at The Mount - Bay Dreams promoters are thrilled to reveal Halsey (at the Mount only) and Tyler, The Creator as two of 2020’s headliners.

With a string of smash hits to her name, including ‘Without Me’ and ‘Nightmare’, as well as the Yungblud and Travis Barker collab ‘11 Minutes’ and her feature track ‘Closer’ with The Chainsmokers, Halsey is the current undisputed queen of pop. While Tyler, The Creator will make his first visit to New Zealand in over five years on the back of his sold-out UK and US tours, following the release of his critically-acclaimed album IGOR.

They are joined on the first announcement by Skepta; Yelawolf; Ella Mai; Ocean Alley; Netsky; Mitch James; Gunna; IAMDDB; Shoreline Mafia; Winston Surfshirt; Sons of Zion; Sub Focus; Friction; Sasasas; Dimension; Kings of the Rollers; Flux Pavilion; Golden Features; Holy Goof; Benny L; Dirtyphonics; UZ; Trei; Tones and I; K+Lab; Flowidus; Distortion; and many more still to be announced!

With Bay Dreams continuing to sell out year-after-year, it is expected that tickets for both The Mount and Nelson events will be in hot demand, so punters hoping to secure their spots at New Zealand’s biggest day in the music calendar are advised to get in quickly.


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Bay Dreams
Thu 2nd Jan 12:00pm
Trustpower, Baypark, Tauranga
Bay Dreams
Sat 4th Jan 12:00pm
Trafalgar Park, Nelson