What’s On

Aotearoa Black Giant Sound System

When: Saturday 24 February

Where: Whammy Bar – 183 K-Road, Auckland

9pm – 4am, $10 from Dash Tickets, $20 on the door

With guests Skin & Bone & DJ Nealske

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Wake the Town

When: Sunday 7 January

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

First NiceUp session for 2018 and the Wake the Town Crew are back!

This time featuring NiceUp selectas, Conviction Roots (direct from London Town) alongside Danny Lemon, Rudie Bam Bam and Matt-I. Spinning killa tunes old and new!

Vibes galore!

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Ruapuke Roots Festival

When: 9 – 11 February 2018

Where: Ruapuke Motor Camp – 1510 Whaanga Road, Raglan

Ruapuke Roots Festival returns in 2018 to the same beautiful spot for 3 days of outdoor sound system culture and a big line up of international and local performers.

More info:
Ruapuke Roots website

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Israel Starr Summer Camp Tour

Tuesday 26 December – McEwan Park – Petone Beach

Friday 12 – Saturday 13 January – East Coast Vibes Festival – Gisbourne Soundshell

Friday 2 February – Yard Bar – Blenheim

Saturday 3 February – Park Cafe – Marahau (Abel Tasman National Park)

Tuesday 6 February – Dowse Museum – Lower Hutt

More dates to come, see Israel Starr Facebook for more info

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Afro Delight presents Summerjam

When: Friday 26 January

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

9pm – 3am

With Antsman, DJ Dozen, Ras Stone, Range & Domino Dread

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The Selecter & The Beat (UK) Australasian Tour

Auckland, Wed 24 January @ The Powerstation

Wellington, Thu 25 January @ The Opera House

Brisbane, Sat 27 January @ Triffid

Sydney, Sun 28 January @ Metro Theatre

Melbourne, Mon 29 January @ Forum

Adelaide, Wed 31 January @ The Gov

Perth, Thu 1 February @ Astor Theatre

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NiceUp Xmas Party

When: Sunday 17 December

Where: Laundry – 240 Cuba Street, Wellington

5pm kick off

Join the NiceUp Crew for the annual end-of-year mash-up, with a special all-crew session. Big tunes and vibes galore!

With Danny Lemon, Steve the Hat, Skaman, Antsman, Crazy Eye, Shaw Shot, Rudie Bam Bam & Matt-I.

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Reggae Train

When: Friday 12 May

Where: Poquito – 11 Tory Street, Wellington

Come ride the Reggae Train! Taking you on a smooth and sensational journey through the finest musical landscapes, Ska, Rocksteady, Vintage Reggae and Dancehall!

With your hosts and dub conductors, very special guests direct from Auckland, Selecto and Selectress! Founders of the much loved Punky Reggae Party series and key in boss NZ reggae band Surrey Boudit. Alongside hometown star selectors, Steve the Hat and Rudie Bam Bam.

Forwarding vinyl and bass music and culture in the Capital!


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Who Rule the Dance!

When: Saturday 29 April

Where: The Grand – 69 Courtney Place, Wellington

Jungle vs Reggae Clash!

Reppin Momentum:
Art Vandelay
Manaia Toa

Reppin NiceUp:
Steve the Hat
Rudie Bam Bam
Dirty Red
Danny Lemon

Hosted by Winston Spliff

Doors 10pm, Clash starts 11pm sharp!


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