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Lineup Announced For Going Global Presents 2023 Artist Showcase

Lineup Announced For Going Global Presents 2023 Artist Showcase

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 8th August, 2023 9:00AM

Newly expanded to a double evening format in sync with Going Global Music Summit 2023, a star-powered lineup has been revealed for both Artist Showcase events, happening at Tāmaki Makaurau's Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Backroom on 1st and 2nd September. Making the most of the international industry movers and shakers in town for the boutique conference, this year's Showcase presents a kaleidoscopic galaxy of top quality Aotearoa talent (both emerging and established) each playing 20 minute sets — 21 acts all up representing a wide range of musical genres. Brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) and the NZ Music Commission, scope out the official bill, nab bargain-priced tickets while you can, and look forward to the full schedule of speakers for the Summit to be revealed soon...

Friday 1st September and Saturday 2nd September - Whammy Bar, The Wine Cellar, Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR ($30 for both nights or $20 for each night)


Anthonie Tonnon (Art Pop, Indie Rock - Whanganui)
Blake (Pop, Alternative Pop - Queenstown)
Ch! Nonso ( Afro Soul - Igbo (South-Eastern) /Tāmaki Makaurau )
Clementine Valentine (Art Pop - Waikato)
D.C. Maxwell (Alt Country - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Dawn Diver (Indie Alternative Jazz - Pōneke)
Elliot & Vincent (Garage Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Grecco Romank (Industrial, Dark Wave, Techno - Tāmaki Makaurau)
KITA (Indie Psych Pop, Electronica - Pōneke)
Luke Thompson (Folk - East Coast)
MACEY (Indie Pop, Alt Pop - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Mazbou Q (Hip hop/Rap - Nigeria / Tāmaki Makaurau)
Mel Parsons - (Indie Folk - Ōtautahi)
MOHI - (Neo Soul, Pop Funk - Tāmaki Makaurau)
PARK RD - (Indie Pop Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Ringlets - (Post-Punk - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Soft Plastics - (Indie Rock, Shoegaze - Pōneke)
Summer Thieves - (Alternative, Surf Rock - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Tom Lark - (Folk Pop - Tāmaki Makaurau)
Vera Ellen - (Alt Rock - Pōneke)
YAHYAH - (Pop. Electronic - Tāmaki Makaurau)

Speakers include... Adam Ryan (Music Programmer, Great Escape festival), Dev Sherlock (Senior Music Programmer, SXSW), Jackie Palazzolo (Music Supervisor, Riot Games), Hallie Anderson (Rareform PR) + more to be announced
Friday 1st September and Saturday 2nd September - Roundhead Studios, Auckland

Tickets available now via Eventbrite

This year's mega-stacked bill includes Tāmaki Makaurau rising star D.C. Maxwell...

One of Tāmaki Makaurau's most thrilling live acts, Grecco Romank will be bringing the heat this spring...

Press release:

Going Global™, Aotearoa's most anticipated music summit and showcase event has unveiled its lineup of 21 ground-breaking artists who will perform across two nights; Friday, September 1st, and Saturday, September 2nd, 2023. These talented musicians are set to wow both local and international music industry luminaries gathered in what promises to be a highlight of opportunity for Aotearoa musicians. As a unique snapshot for NZ music fans on what is “Hot” and current - the public is invited! 

Held at the iconic venue combo of Wine Cellar, Whammy! and Whammy Backroom in the heart of Auckland’s Karangahape Rd, the event presents an incredible opportunity for music lovers to discover new sounds from this burgeoning selection of talented performers. From soul-stirring vocals to electric guitar riffs and Hip-Hop rhymes, the following 21 artists represent the eclectic and vibrant spirit of the New Zealand music scene that has their eyes set firmly on international horizons.

With the support of key international industry figures attending the Going Global Music Summit conference during the days, including festival bookers, sync licensing agents, and international record labels; this event also serves as a platform for these artists to extend their reach, connecting with and performing for these influential personalities from across the globe.

Tickets are now available to the general public for this unique opportunity to witness Aotearoa’s best musical acts readying to take flight on their international careers. Don't miss the chance to experience live music at its finest and be part of this incredible showcase that reflects New Zealand's rich and diverse musical potency.

Picture this: three stages set ablaze by a relentless onslaught of exhilarating 20-minute sets that will leave you breathless, begging for more. And the best part? All this auditory ecstasy can be yours for the tiny ticket price of just $30 for both nights - or $20 for each night!


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Going Global Presents 2023 - Night One
Fri 1st Sep 6:30pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland
Going Global Presents 2023 - Night Two
Sat 2nd Sep 6:30pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland