Gig Guide



Theatre: Manawa Ora: Roses in Concrete – Wed 18th Oct – Sat 21st Oct – Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre Auckland – Tickets

This years season features musicians Laughton Kora and Bailey Wiley, actor Jess Holly Bates (Shortland Street, Awkward Love) dancer Thomas Rose, and filmmaker Chris Graham, working alongside a group of talented South Auckland teens learning to stand tall and thrive.

Tuesday 17th October
Portland Open Mic Night with Ema Barton – Starts 7.30pm- FREE Admission
Calling all singers, strummers, funny guys and slam poets! Come get amongst our favourite day of the week!

Wednesday 18th October
The Ahern Brothers at Portland Public House – Australian folk duo- 8:30 PM – 10 PM – Free Entry

Thursday 19th October
PONSONBY SOCIAL CLUB – Occupational Therapy with Bobby Brazuka & TDK  – Free Entry

The Logg Cabin Waffle Shack – 6pm – 10 PM  Free entry
For one night only MC Slave ably assisted by Judge Bao brings you the taste of MC Slave’s LOGG CABIN.

Friday 20th October
The Alpha Sessions III | Ladi6 w/ Silva MC JessB & Bailey Wiley –  Fri & Sat – Doors open at 8:00pm – General Admission (R18) Tix $42.50 from

The Upbeats – Auckland – 10 PM – 4 AM- Tickets $25.00 –

WUK It UP ft Ijebu Pleasure Club, Sumo Sui, Banty Gyal and Azbo – in conjuction with the Auckland Jazz Festival – Jazz, Afrobeats and Dancehall – starts 10 pm – $10 on the door.

Influences with Manuel Bundy at Ante Social– Starts 11pm – Free entry
Starting a series of monthly residencies with New Zealand’s most influential DJs at Ante-Social.

Saturday 21th October
The Alpha Sessions III | Ladi6 w/ Silva MC JessB & Bailey Wiley – 8:00pm – General Admission (R18) Tix $42.50 from

Lewis Spears NZ Tour – Auckland – Comedy – Doors 7pm- Show starts 8pm – GA Tickets $35

Sunday 22th October
Base FM presents: Tunes on the Deck with Grassmouth from Freshly Cut
Starst 3pm – free entry.

Punky Reggae Party – Punk rock, Reggae, Ska music – 3pm – late (however long the energy lasts!) $10 before 6pm, $20 after  – BANDS: Surrey Boudit, Master Blaster, Markdown, & The Mighty Herbsman – DJ’s Selecto, Selectress, Leodub & Printor.

Coming Soon…

Saturday 11th November
GZA The Genius at The Studio, Auckland
Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA is returning to New Zealand for two shows in November. Considered as the ‘spiritual head’ of the clan, GZA aka The Genius is renowned as one of the world’s top hip-hop lyricists, being armed with one of the largest vocabularies in the business which he commands with a silky smooth flow. Aside from his work with Wu-Tang, the Brooklyn native has carved out a hugely successful solo career that has spawned five studio albums including his widely acclaimed 1995 offering Liquid Swords. R18
Tickets: $64.90+BF from

Sunday 12th November
GZA The Genius at San Fran, Wellington
Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA is returning to New Zealand for his second show in November. R18
Tickets: $64.90+BF from

Saturday 25th November
Grey Lynn Park Festival
Back for another year of fantastic food, marvelous music and crafty creatives with their stunning stalls! An amazing day for everyone to enjoy; Gather your family, friends, buddies, colleagues, and acquaintances to enjoy all sorts of fabulous fun that has been put together by a team of festival volunteers right in the heart of Grey Lynn. #greylynnfest17
Free Admission

Monday 27th November – Saturday 9th December
The Labratta Netana Music & Art Festival
This Music & Arts Festival is coming to Leigh on 27 Nov – 9th Dec. Artists and musicians, alongside locals young and old, will be creating and promoting the integration of arts, culture, and music in the Auckland region. This festival will also include a closing event headlined by Trinity Roots at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe.

Friday 8th December & Saturday 9th December
Trinity Roots Live @ Leigh Sawmill
Award winning Blues/Roots group ‘Trinity Roots’ is heading back tothe legendary venue that is Leigh Sawmill Cafe to celebrate ‘Labratta Netana’ Carving and Sculpture Symposium.
Tickets $40 from  R18 gig

Thursday 14th December
Reggae Royalty, THE ORIGINAL WAILERS (Jamaica) Featuring Al Anderson Exclusive New Zealand show at Powerstation in Auckland! Performing the iconic BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS album ‘LEGEND’ in Full plus a special encore of Greatest Hits
Tickets on sale now at

Saturday 20th Jan 2018
Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hiatus Kaiyote, Norman Jay MBE
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Monday 29th Jan 2018
St. Jerromes Laneway Festival 2018 With Anderson.Paak, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bonobo, MELODOWNZ, The Internet, TOKiMONSTA & Unitone HiFi to name but a few – Tickets $164.90 

Friday 23rd February – Sunday 25th February 2018
Splore Festival 2018
Situated in a beguiling bay on the shores of Tapaakanga Regional Park. Splore is a Boutique Music and arts festival like no other. Headlining this year’s festival are Dizzee Rascal Chronixx, TOO MANY ZOOZ, Black Milk, BONAPARTE and DJ MK. Plus Local acts confirmed so far are RIA Hall, The Nudge, Manuel Bundy, Greg Churchill, Lady Flic, Aroha, Tali and BASE FM’s very own Dylan C.
For more info and to buy tickets visit