One Love 2018 festival this weekend!

Excitement is building ahead of New Zealand’s One Love Festival this weekend, with the famed two-day reggae extravaganza opening its gates to tens of thousands of music lovers from across the globe.
This year One Love is taking place across Auckland Anniversary weekend - Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 - returning again to Tauranga Domain. It boasts a line-up of some of the biggest names in music, from Spawnbreezie, to headliners Common Kings, Magic! and Fiji; and local legends such as Kora, House of Shem, Sons of Zion and Stan Walker.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Shaggy will no longer be performing. Promoter Pato Entertainment says the last minute news is disappointing but the One Love team has worked hard to find a suitable replacement, with the much-loved Katchafire now confirmed as closing out the Sunday night. Shaggy has apologised to fans and has promised to be in New Zealand in the near future, with all One Love ticketholders guaranteed a discount to the show.
Katchafire are excited to return to One Love and will be playing a mix of new music, and old favourites.
With tickets close to selling out, One Love is expected to draw a massive crowd of around 20,000 people this year, with reggae fans coming from around the world for the two-day festival, which has earned a reputation as of one of Australasia’s biggest and most popular events.
Set right in the heart of Tauranga and only just minutes to some of the country’s best beaches, there are still a limited number of tickets available, but people are urged to get in quickly to avoid disappointment. 

One Love

January 27 and 28, 2018: Tauranga Domain, Tauranga 

Tickets on sale from



A camping shuttle bus service will operate from the Baypark campsite to One Love 2018. Buses will depart Baypark regularly between 11.00am and 3.30pm, with the return service operating between 9.00pm and 11.00pm.
One Love ticket holders can travel to the festival for free on normal Bayhopper bus routes.

Bus route information can be found here:
Please present your festival ticket to the bus driver. It is a short walk from the Tauranga CBD bus stop to One Love 2018.
After the festival free event buses are being provided between 9.00pm and 11.00pm to the following locations to assist people getting home:

Mount Maunganui


Greerton/Ohauiti/Welcome Bay/Maungatapu

These buses will depart from Cameron Rd outside One Love - please follow all signs and directions of our staff. 

Extra work is also being carried out to make sure that travel to and from the festival runs as smoothly as possible, with road closures to assist with traffic maintenance as well as free car parking available.

Tauranga City Council’s car parking buildings at Spring Street and Elizabeth Street are open 24/7 and free on weekends and public holidays. Off-street car parks in the city centre are free on Auckland Anniversary Weekend as well, on-street parking is free after 1pm on Saturday and all day on Sunday and Monday.

Just announced for One Love 2018 is Glitter Gypsy.
Glitter Gypsy - a festival spec glitter and braiding company – recently launched and is taking the festival scene by storm.

The brief run at the “Bush Doof” saw a never-ending queue of punters waiting to get their share of the sparkle. On Jan 2, Glitter Gypsy had both a stall inside Dream City campground and the main Bay Dreams marketplace; with face, body glitter and braiding offered to hundreds of excited festival-goers! 
Glitter Gypsy director Mikala says, "I can't wait to bring the shine to the One Love festival, with emphasis on our new reggae colours that have just arrived. We'll also be launching our new custom-face jewel range, we're just so excited."


 The One Love official camping is located at Bay Park Stadium 81 Truman Ln, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.
• 2 Nights (27th to 29th) Ticket $89 - Gates open 6am Jan 27 for 2-day camping pass.
• 3 Nights (26th to 29th) Ticket $129 - Gates open 12pm on January 26 for 3-day camping pass.
Camping only (festival pass is separate) – includes bus transfers return from ONE LOVE to camping.
Campers also get exclusive access to the Camping Afterparty.