Mai FM presents


Friday, Doors open at 6:00pm

Katchafire, The Black Seeds the playlist for your summer road trip, live in some of New Zealand’s most idyllic settings this summer.

 Dub-reggae icons Katchafire are probably NZ’s most laid-back, good-vibes band, and they’re most likely our hardest working too! 2017 has seen the ‘Fire play over 100 shows, touring the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, and they’ve just dropped their latest single ‘Addicted’ this month. Now the Hamilton boys are coming home for the holidays, all fired up for their annual summer road trip.

 This summer heralds the 20th anniversary of The Black Seeds, and what better way to celebrate than hitting the road and celebrating with friends, family and fans? Since 1998, the band have been igniting dance floors and soundtracking roadtrips with their signature antipodean blend of roots, funk, reggae and soul – and this summer is set to be no exception performing old classics as well as brand new tracks from their recently released album ‘Fabric’.

Relative young-guns Sons of Zion will be joining the party to light up the stage with their vibrant dub-rock energy.

 Fri 22nd Dec - Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North with Sons of Zion

BOXING DAY - McEwan Park, Petone Beach with Sons of Zion & Aaradhna + DJ Duke Willis and MC Israel Starr 

Wed 27th Dec - Cooks Reserve, Riwaka with Sons of Zion & Aaradhna

Fri 29th Dec - Butlers Reef, Oakura with Sons of Zion

Sat 30th Dec - Mount Park (Soper Reserve), Mount Maunganui + Summer Thieves, Manalion & Leighton Fairlie

NEW YEARS EVE - Coroglen Tavern, Coroglen with Aaradhna

Tue 2nd Jan - Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai with Aaradhna

Wed 3rd Jan - The Duke of Marlborough Tavern, Russell with Aaradhna


Ticket Information

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Venue Information

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Black Barn Vineyards Hawkes Bay


Black Barn Road, RD12 Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

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