A stretch of capacity shows from bass music juggernauts Shapeshifter; Sold-out dates during the history-making co-headlining tour from reggae, funk and soul heavyweights Katchafire and Kora; A pitch-perfect touring partnership between Australian one-man band Xavier Rudd and his roots’n’blues brothers-in-arms Little Bushman; And the scene-stealing combination of Fat Freddy’s Drop and Shapeshifter sharing the stage at the inaugural Matakanaval, the sold-out new entry to the Kiwi festival lineup that transformed the Matakana Country Park.
This summer, The Summer Tours has added more notches to its belt by delivering the freshest live sounds directly to the music-loving public, charging essential summer destinations like Coroglen, Mt Maunganui, Waihi and Whakatane with the raw power of Aotearoa’s most electrifying touring artists – and throwing in Aussies Xavier Rudd and Guy Sebastian for good measure.
We’ve worked hard to bring the best and brightest in Kiwi music plus these handpicked internationals to our country’s holiday hotspots this summer, remaking unused sections and empty carparks into pop-up venues in the process. And after we’ve taken a hard-earned rest following one of the busiest summer calendars we’ve put together, we’ll start making plans to make your next summer legendary.
The Summer Tours thanks you, live music fans throughout New Zealand, who have bought tickets, brought friends, and got in amongst it. See you next summer!