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Mediaworks presents all major NZ summer festivals

Mediaworks Radio presents all major New Zealand summer festivals for 2018/19

The forecast for this summer has just gotten hotter with MediaWorks’ Radio brands presenting all of the major summer festivals in New Zealand for the 2018/19 season. With a clean sweep of the country’s biggest music festivals - including Rhythm and Vines, Bay Dreams, Northern Bass,Homegrown and Electric Avenue - MediaWorks Radio brands will be at every major festival across the country with listeners and fans as they welcome in the New Year and celebrate well into the summer.

MediaWorks Group Partnerships Manager Dan Peek says, "Music is at the forefront of what we do every day. To be able to sign New Zealand's premium music festivals is a huge win for our brands and listeners. We know that these events are very high on the to-do lists for our audiences, so it is great to be able to offer our listeners exclusive access.”

MediaWorks has partnered with legendary New Year’s festival Rhythm and Vines for the past six years and, once again, George FM will be the presenting media partner, with support from Mai FM. Rhythm and Vines has had a legacy of international acts perform for thousands of its Kiwi fans in recent years including Schoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, Calvin Harris, Rudimental and Wiz Khalifa. The 2018/19 line-up will be released in coming weeks.

This summer marks the first time The Edge has been associated with Bay Dreams, which takes place in Mount Maunganui and also launches for the first time in Nelson. The festival has released a huge first line-up, featuring international chart-topper Cardi B headlining at both events, along with American hip hop trio Migos in The Mount. With more than 20 acts playing both festivals, the line-up also includes legendary Kiwi act Shapeshifter and Australian artists Tash Sultana, Sticky Fingers and Peking Duk playing in both locations.

Jim Beam Homegrown is MediaWorks’ longest standing festival partnership extending for over 10 years. The Rock, The Edge, More FM, Mai FM and George FM all own a stage at Homegrown with each stage appealing to the music taste of each of the brands. Homegrown has been a staple event in the capital for the past decade and is the number one place to see the very best of our country’s local acts.

MediaWorks has also signed all the Team Event festival properties including South Island Wine & Food Festival, Live in the Park, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival & Electric Avenue. These are the biggest festivals in the Christchurch region with over 50,000 people attending all the events. The line-up for Live in the Park has already been announced with Fat Freddy's Drop headlining and the line-up for Electric Avenue will drop later this month with an amazing international headliner already locked in.

Your Summer Festival Guide:

South Island Wine & Food Festival, Christchurch, 1 December 2018

Hidden Valley Festival, Matakana, 27 December 2018

Rhythm and Vines, Gisborne, 28-31 December 2018

Northern Bass, Mangawhai, 28-31 December 2018

Bay Dreams, Mount Maunganui, 1-2 January 2019

Bay Dreams, Nelson, 3-4 January 2019

Live in the Park, Christchurch, 12 January 2019

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch, 26 January 2019

Electric Avenue, Christchurch, 23 February 2019

Jim Beam Homegrown, Wellington, 23 March 2019


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