Huge first line up revealed for Bay Dreams 2018

Bay Dreams returns on January 2, 2018 with an impressive line-up, firming up its reputation as ‘the summer music festival you just can’t miss’.

Now in its third year and following on from last year’s sold-out event, the organisers of Bay Dreams have yet again upped the ante, booking an array of the hottest talent from all corners of the globe.

Spearheading the first line-up announcement is French DJ and producer extraordinaire DJ Snake, whose collabs with the likes of Major Lazer (‘Lean On’) and Justin Bieber (‘Let Me Love You’) have made him one of the most sought-after names in the business.

Aussie drum and bass heavyweights Pendulum, who have long been favourites on the festival circuit, also make up the star-studded line-up. As do Californian indie-popsters Foster The People, who have just released their new album Sacred Hearts Club.

Also on the ‘must-see’ list is Brooklyn hip-hop collective Flatbush Zombies whose biggest hits include ‘Still Palm Trees’ and ‘Bounce’. Other international big hitters include Ocean Alley, $uicideBoy$ and Opiuo.

They’ll share the stage with some of the most exciting names in Kiwi music right now, including dynamic duo and one of New Zealand’s most exhilarating live acts Sachi. Drum ’n’ bass legends Concord Dawn also wave the flag for local talent at next year’s festival, alongside one of the newest names shaking up the music scene, electro-pop princess Theia.

See below for the full list of acts in the first line-up announcement.

The festival will once again be held at Baypark in Mount Maunganui and punters can expect a new layout, with the focus on more space and comfort.

The Bay Dreams pre-party on January 1 also returns in 2018. Although serving as a warm-up teaser to the main event, the pre-party has become an integral part of the Bay Dreams festival and next year it promises to be bigger and better, with promoters set to reveal more in the coming weeks.

A new feature of the Bay Dreams experience will be Dream City, which provides camping and its own exciting line-up of entertainment.

Bay Dreams 2017 sold out in record time, and with an equally exciting second line-up announcement to be made in August, you’ll need to get in quick to secure your spot at the festival of summer.


January 2nd: ASB Baypark, Mt Maunganui 

DJ Snake; Pendulum (DJ set); Foster The People; $uicideBoy$; Flatbush Zombies; Ocean Alley; Homebrew; Classixx; Krafty Kuts + Chali 2na; Opiuo; FKJ; Sons of Zion; Hybrid Minds; Swindail; Theia; Sachi; Concord Dawn; Eptic; Skism; A.Skillz; P-Money; Cynatific; Koven; Truth; Willaris.K; Nyxen; Bailey Wiley; T1R; TwentyTwo; Matrix & Futurebound;

Tickets for Bay Dreams 2018 go on sale with a 24-hour ticket deal for $149 at 7.00pm Wednesday August 2 until 7.00pm Wednesday August 3.

General admission sales then start on Monday August 7 at 7pm.

Tickets for the R18+ festival are available from