A ‘who’s who’ of music right now has been announced in the second line-up for Bay Dreams 2017. The one-day festival is one of the newest and most exciting events in the festive calendar and is being held on January 2, 2017 at ASB Bay Park Stadium.
The mighty Shapeshifter will headline the R18 festival. Considered one of the most influential live drum n bass-dance acts in the world, the kiwi festival favourites will unleash new material from their highly anticipated sixth album Stars, due for release on November 4.
The rest of the second line-up reads like a map of the finest electronic music from around the world. It includes British DJ and producer Skream, who is promising everything from funk, to disco, to house and techno, as well as Canadian electronic extraordinaire Ryan Hemsworth, renowned for sampling the likes of Frank Ocean, Grimes and Tinashe.
Australian beat-maker Kilter also returns to Kiwi shores for the Bay Dreams party. Summer Thieves are also in the mix, and as anyone who’s seen the Dunedin dynamos live can attest to, these guys are next-level amazing. There’s also Herman Saiz, who earned his reputation blending his Latin roots with provocative electronic house/techno; Kiwi hip-hop sensation Rory Noble who’s gone from making beats in his Palmerston North bedroom to playing shows and festivals around the globe.
This second wave of acts joins an already epic line-up announced last month, including the masters of psych, rock and reggae, Sticky Fingers; legendary US hip-hop acts Grandmaster Flash and Bizzy Bone and Kiwi favourites Katchafire, Kora, Concord Dawn and Home Brew.
Ahead of the big day, Bay Dreams will kick off with a warm-up party on January 1 featuring The Upbeats feat. MC Tiki Taane, The Peace Keepers, Average Rap Bandand Earth Tiger. Another major drawcard is the inclusion of KINGS, who is without question one of the hottest acts on the charts right now, thanks to smash hits like ‘Don’t Worry About It’.
Watch this space for another headliner and more acts, still to be announced.
Bay Dreams made its debut earlier this year and looks set to live up to hype, which has seen it labelled one of New Zealand’s hottest new summer festivals. With more than 40 acts across four stages, organisers are promising bigger and better production in 2017, so punters are guaranteed a mind-blowing experience to remember.
Fifty per cent of the tickets have already been snapped up and it’s expected there’ll be another rush following today’s second line-up announcement, so those wanting to secure their place at the best New Year’s party around, will need to get in fast.
Adding to the popularity of Bay Dreams is the festival’s location at ASB Bay Park Stadium, which is just a short drive from the bustling holiday spots of Mount Maunganui Beach and Papamoa Beach. Also good news for those planning on settling in - there will be onsite camping for two nights from January 1st.
Monday January 2nd: ASB Park Stadium, Mount Maunganui
Tickets via baydreams.co.nz
By Teylor Moss
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