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Daffodils and Wiri Donna Announce Summer Sprint Tour

Daffodils and Wiri Donna Announce Summer Sprint Tour

Chris Cudby / Monday 20th November, 2023 8:56AM

Guest star of our final season of Trash Recital produced by Sports Team, Bianca Bailey of Te Whanganui-a-Tara's Wiri Donna has announced a joint Summer Sprint Tour with Tāmaki Makaurau indie-pop dazzlers Daffodils. They'll be blazing fresh trails together in a variety of Te Ika-a-Māui's regional hotspots, playing in Napier, Leigh, Kerikeri, Raglan and Taupō, as well as the capital this coming January. With numerous high profile support slots and festival appearances under their belts — Daffodils have shared the stage with Foals, Orville Peck, Wet Leg and IDLES, and Wiri Donna have played with Fontaines D.C, Skegss, and our own The Beths — both on-the-rise groups will be rolling out new material for the tour. Finalist for the 2023 Auckland Live Best Independent Debut Award, Wiri Donna is currently hard at work on her second collection of tunes, while Daffodils have a debut long player on the horizon (release date to be revealed), following last year's student radio favourite Stay The Night EP. Slap on some sunscreen, slip on a hat and go catch the marvellous team-up of Daffodils and Wiri Donna this summer at the following gigs...

Daffodils and Wiri Donna - Summer Sprint Tour

Thursday 11th January - Paisley Stage, Napier
Friday 12th January - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Saturday 13th January - Kainui Vineyard, Kerikeri (free show)
Thursday 18th January - The Yard, Raglan
Friday 19th January - Parrotdog, Wellington (free show)
Saturday 20th January - Rosemary’s, Taupō

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience the soaring title track to Daffodils' Stay The Night EP...

Hit play on the hyperreal video for the title track to Wiri Donna's Being Alone EP...

Press release:

Daffodils are one of those bands that everyone thinks they discovered first. Their debut EP “Boys” dropped in 2019 BC (Before COVID-19) and the future was bright. New Zealand’s best kept secret. Since the release of that EP it’s fair to say the world as we know it (and the band themselves) have fundamentally changed.

Daffodils have shared the stage for international artists from Foals to Orville Peck, Wet Leg to IDLES. They’ve headlined shows across Aotearoa, performed across the East Coast of Australia, and entertained the masses at a slew of festivals including Laneway Festival, Nest Fest, Rhythm & Vines, and more.

Wiri Donna’s journey from indie folk to alt rock has been nothing short of electrifying. Led by songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Bianca Bailey, and featuring the incredible talents of Harrison Scholes (Arjuna Oakes, TOI), James MacEwan (Arjuna Oakes), and Elliott Dawson, this four-piece powerhouse has unparalleled energy.

Wiri Donna have recently supported heavy hitters such as Fontaines D.C, Skegss, & The Beths, and graced stages at Rhythm & Vines, Twisted Frequency, and the TSB Festival of Lights. Their captivating performances are a breath of fresh air, and it's no surprise they were named finalists for the Taite Music Prize’s Best Independent Debut award.

Both bands released smash hits in 2022. Daffodils “Stay The Night” was confident, reflective and melodic collection songs full of main character moments. Wiri Donna’s debut EP, "Being Alone," was described by Rolling Stone as one of the fiercest feminist releases of the year. Looking forward, Daffodils are set to release their debut album, and Wiri Donna is putting finishing touches on a sophomore EP that’s sure to shake things up. The only chance to see these bands prior to their new eras is this summer.


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Daffodils X Wiri Donna's Summer Sprint
Thu 11th Jan 8:00pm
Paisley Stage, Napier
Daffodils X Wiri Donna's Summer Sprint
Fri 12th Jan 8:00pm
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Daffodils X Wiri Donna's Summer Sprint
Thu 18th Jan 8:00pm
The Yard Cafe & Venue, Raglan
Daffodils X Wiri Donna's Summer Sprint
Sat 20th Jan 8:00pm
Rosemarys, Taupo