It's official! The dates for the biggest NZ summer festival, Bay Dreams, are now locked in. Much-awaiting fans are in for a treat as the festival hits Mt Maunganui on January 1 (pre-party) and January 2, and Nelson on January 3 (pre-party) and January 4 next year with its exciting lineup in tow.
Bay Dreams 2020 will raise the bar yet again—promising to deliver a world-class event with top class production, a lineup that's second to none and a stunning lay-out that'll complete the overall festival experience.
"Bay Dreams will always continue to focus on bringing the best lineups 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." - Mitch Lowe, Bay Dreams festival director
"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." - Pato Alvarez, Bay Dreams festival director
Leading the charge for the Mt Maunganui show is award-winning electro-pop songstress, Halsey. Sharing the stage with her are two acclaimed D&B stalwarts State Of Mind and TREi. Other hard hitters included in the Mount are: Funtcase, UZ, K+Lab, Riot Ten, Sullivan King, Flowidus and Raka. Hip-hop's up-and-comer Kid Rey will be making his festival debut, whilst UKF's dance/electronic artists Dirtyphonics join the star-studded party. For Mt Maunganui's pre-party lineup, details are still under wraps so punters are encouraged to keep close eyes for further announcement.
Confirmed performers for the Nelson show are acclaimed MCs NFX and Distortion. Meanwhile, Christchurch-based D&B heroes Shapeshifter are set to headline the warm-up party along with other much-anticipated acts Friction, Kings of the Rollers, The Upbeats and Sunshine Sound System.
Performing for both The Mount and Nelson events is iconic hip-hop maestro, Tyler, The Creator. Joining him onstage are fellow rap legends Skepta and Yelawolf. Performing alongside them are some of the hottest hitmakers of this era including Ocean Alley, Ella Mai, Netsky, Gunna, Sub Focus, LMC and Shoreline Mafia. UKF's Benny L, Dimension, Flux Pavilion, Friction, Golden Features, Holy Goof & Sasasas have also been announced to perform on both shows. Meanwhile, rising hip-hop star IAMDDB along with Australian musos Winston Surfshirt and Tones and I will also be joining the stellar lineup. Rounding up the bill for both Bay Dreams events are festival favourites Mitch James, Sons of Zion and Mako Road.
Snatch up your tickets fast and don't miss Bay Dreams' rip-roaring fete next year!