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2023 Summer Gigs - Nadia Reid, Blam Blam Blam, Cockney Rejects, June Of 44, Zack Fox + More

2023 Summer Gigs - Nadia Reid, Blam Blam Blam, Cockney Rejects, June Of 44, Zack Fox + More

Chris Cudby / Image: Nadia Reid / Photo credit: Alex Lovell-Smith / Wednesday 11th January, 2023 12:40PM

While Aotearoa is presently experiencing a soaking from Cyclone Hale, our summer gig season marches onwards rain or shine! Find shelter at your favourite local venue(s), order a thirst-quenching beverage and enjoy an absolute cavalcade of local and international artists touring this summer — head over to our Gig Guide for even more options...

Dictaphone Blues, Mini Simmons
January 26th - The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Teaming up for a thrilling night of swagger and solos.

Mayhem ‘Thalassic Ritual’ New Zealand Tour 
January 26th - January 28th

Norwegian black metal legends are embarking on a three date tour of Aotearoa — Wellington and Christchurch are already sold out so we hope you grabbed a ticket.

Mild Mosh Presents: Leaping Tiger + hanbee
January 27th — Big Fan, Auckland (all ages)

Winner of the 2022 Tūī award for Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist is playing his first local show since returning back to NZ, with rising star hanbee.

L V J's Homecoming w/ Dbldbl, imugi 이무기, Caru
January 27th - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Back from Berlin for one night only!

Auckland Folk Festival
January 27th to January 30th - The Kumeu Showgrounds, Auckland (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

Artists from Aotearoa and overseas will perform at the festival's four day 50th birthday extravaganza — featuring Folk Bitch Trio (Aus), The Jellyman’s Daughter (UK), Sneaky Bones (US), Manus McGuire (IE), We Mavericks (Aus), Kerryn Fields, The Frank Burkitt Band, TE KAAHU + more.

Fatboy Slim NZ Tour
January 27th - February 5th

UK big beat pioneer is touring nationwide this summer.

jam henderson x L. Hotel - NZ Tour
January 27th - February 18th

Southern indie-rock crews are embarking on a five date double headline tour.

Powerwest Fest 2023
January 28th - New Lynn Community Centre, Auckland

3 stages, 28 bands, all ages — featuring The Fuzzies, Venom Dolls, George Henderson’s New Existentialists, One Man Bannister, Murderchord, Cootie Cuties, Video Nasty, Something At Last performing the songs of Nothing At All! + heaps more.

Small Waves Mini-Fest
January 28th - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh

VMorg Ltd and Junktion are warming up your Auckland Anniversary weekend at Leigh Sawmill Cafe — featuring Heavy Chest, Casual Healing (performing solo), O & The Mo, Rita Mae, Nana Jan, Eli Superflyy, Baxter, Rubio and LJ.

The Eastern
January 28th - Wild On Waiheke Brewery, Waiheke Island

Christchurch folk icons are performing at Wild Estate on beautiful Waiheke Island.

Macho Macho, Linen, Cindy
January 28th - Valhalla, Wellington

Launching their new single 'blink' with buds Linen and Tāmaki Makaurau's Cindy.

Shaun Kirk - Holding Onto Hope New Zealand Tour
February 1st - February 19th

Melbourne songwriter is bringing his Holding Onto Hope tour our way for an epic twelve date run of shows.

Great Gable - On The Wall In The Morning Light Album Tour
February 2nd - February 4th

Australian crew are treating local fans to a three date run of NZ headline dates, celebrating the release of their sophomore album On The Wall In The Morning Light

The Pleasure Majenta Tour
February 3rd - February 10th

Berlin-based Aotearoa goth-punks return home for a four date nationwide tour.

Beachware It's Only Time Tour with Haven
February 3rd - February 25th

Tāmaki Makaurau alt-pop sensations are playing nine headline shows celebrating the launch of their forthcoming debut album It's Only Time, joined by Wakatipu's Haven.

[Allophones] HUMAN Tour
February 3rd to February 24th

Ōtepoti trio are touring their debut single 'HUMAN' across the motu throughout February — playing 12 dates nationwide.

Fraser Ross - 'Janice, In The Dairy' Single Release Tour
February 3rd to March 5th

Ōtautahi-based songwriter is celebrating the first tune from his upcoming album Thunderhead, touring nationwide in February and March.

XILE - Wellington IAYG Release Show
February 4th - Valhalla, Wellington

Kiwi hardstyle crew celebrate the launch of their debut album I Am Your God.

Cockney Rejects
February 6th - February 8th

UK street punk legends are hitting venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this coming February — playing their final NZ shows.

Potential & SODA BOYZ - Aotearoa Tour
February 8th - February 11th

Australian trio and Te Papaioea's SODA BOYZ are teaming up for a four date summer jaunt across Te Ika-a-Māui

Scalper 'The Shine' Album Launch Party
February 9th - The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Hip hop / trip hop artist releases his 5th studio album The Shine with special guests Memory Foam.

Dale Kerrigan with Soft Bait and Tooms
February 10th - Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Dunedin noiseniks are playing a rare Tāmaki Makaurau headline event with Soft Bait and Tooms — celebrating their new album the water.

Thornhill 'Heroine Live Across New Zealand'
February 10th - February 11th

Melbourne metalcore titans are celebrating their new album Heroine live at Wellington's Valhalla and Auckland's Whammy Bar.

Kruelty Aotearoa Tour
February 10th - February 12th

Japanese doom / death / beatdown hardcore juggernauts are hitting Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton.

Outfield Music, Food & Arts Festival
February 11th - 35 Gordon Rd, Te Awanga Downs, Hawke’s Bay

Hawke's Bay's annual extravaganza of music, food, arts and community returns to The Cape Coast's Te Awanga Downs — featuring Coterie (Aus / NZ), JessB, P-Money, Rhombus, Vacations (Aus), Dillinja (UK), Kasra (UK) + more.

Scott Cook NZ Tour
February 14th - February 27th

Canadian troubadour is touring songs from his latest album Tangle of Souls nationwide this summer.

Zack Fox
February 17th - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland

Atlanta-raised stand-up comedian / hip hop artist brings his rap set to Aotearoa for the first time.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
February 17th & February 18th

US punk all-stars Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are making their mighty return to Aotearoa — playing headline dates in Auckland and Wellington.

Jon Toogood (Shihad) Live And Acoustic
February 18th - Stallions, Te Awamutu, Waikato

Legendary Shihad frontman is brining his live and acoustic set to Te Awamutu, with support from Mike Conlon.

Piha Wipe Out '23 With The Wendys, The Cthulus and King Kaiju
February 18th - Piha Bowling Club, Auckland

Featuring three of New Zealand's top surf music acts for one night only at the Piha Bowling Club.

Joey Cape (Lagwagon) Solo
February 19th - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Co-founder and frontman of Cal-punk icons Lagwagon (and core member of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes) plays a special solo headline performance at Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar.

Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour
February 20th to February 22nd

Canadian electroclash icon is celebrating her raunchy 2000 era-defining opus The Teaches of Peaches in Auckland and Wellington.

The Exploited
February 22nd - February 24th

Scottish punk legends are playing three thrill-powered NZ events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The Grogans - Which Way Is Out New Zealand Tour
February 22nd - March 4th

Melbourne surf / psych rockers return to NZ for a nationwide tour in February and March.

Cub Sport
February 23rd - The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Brisbane superstars Cub Sport are returning to Aotearoa this summer.

Blam Blam Blam
March 2nd to March 5th

Don McGlashan, Tim Mahon and Mark Bell are reactivating Blam Blam Blam for shows across the motu in March, including a newly announced Hamilton headline event at Last Place.

Newtown Festival
March 5th — Newtown, Wellington (free, all ages)

Pōneke's free multi-stage festival and street fair Newtown Festival is making a mighty return — featuring over 130 acts!

Port Noise
March 11th - The Loons, Lyttelton Coffee Company, Wunderbar, Ōhinehau / Lyttelton

Ōhinehau / Lyttelton's multi-venue festival features Ben Woods, The Dance Asthmatics, Delaney Davidson, Ferby, Glass Vaults, Half Hexagon, Horatio Kane, Keepsakes, Wet Specimen, Womb + more.

WOMAD New Zealand
March 17th to March 19th - Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park, New Plymouth

Welcoming international artists back to Ngāmotu New Plymouth's Bowl of Brooklands and Brooklands Park for the first time since 2020 — featuring Youssou N’Dour, Mdou Moctar, Sampa The Great, Avantdale Bowling Club + many more.

June of 44
March 21st & March 22nd

Louisville, Kentucky post-rock collective are playing their first ever Aotearoa dates in Auckland and Wellington.

Earth Beat Festival
March 22nd to March 26th - Atiu Creek Regional Park, Auckland

Boutique music and lifestyle extravaganza Earth Beat Festival returns to Kaipara's Ātiu Creek Regional Park — featuring Jamaican dub icon Mad Professor, Mo’ Horizons (Germany), The Black Seeds, Pitch Black, Lou'ana, Isaac Chambers & Dub Princess, Lost Tribe Aotearoa + more.

March 25th & March 26th

Te Whanganui-a-Tara's free community extravaganza is bringing the party back to Cuba Street precinct over two days in March 2023.


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