Mai FM presents


Wednesday, 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’.

 Adding some sweet soul music to the equation is Aaradhna, the queen of Pacific Soul.The humble winner of too many awards to count, Radz will round out this stellar summer roll-call with her golden voice and low-key funky tunes.


The ferry operates regular passenger ferry services throughout the day between Paihia wharf and Russell. Ferry tickets can be bought from the booking office or on board. Ferry crossings take approximately 15 minutes.

For full ferry information including the car ferry please visit

Cost - Passenger Ferry Return Ticket $12.50 per adult 

Ferry from Paihia to Russell

5:30pm - Ferry departs on the half hour every hour

                                              Ferry from Russell to Paihia

Ferry departs on the hour every hour until 1am on the 3rd & 13th of January)

Tue 2nd Jan - Mangawhai Tavern, Mangawhai with Aaradhna

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


Ticket Information

  • General Admission (R18)
    Ticket sales ended

Venue Information

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The Duke of Marlborough Tavern


Corner of York Street & Chapel Street, Russell

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