Wondergarden, New Year’s Eve 2018
WONDERGARDEN 2018 – LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
DECEMBER 31st, SILO PARK
Auckland city’s favourite New Year’s Eve destination Wondergarden is returning for 2018 with its first lineup announcement
Nightmares on Wax (DJ Set)
Cut Off Your Hands
+ 3 more acts to be announced
Following on from the success of 2016/17’s NYE celebrations, Wondergarden returns for a third year bigger & bolder than ever before, and now a loved fixture on the Auckland New Year’s Eve calendar. And if the first lineup is anything to go by, it looks like they’re turning the groove up to 11.
Featuring an eclectic lineup of local and international favourites, 2018’s event will be headlined by Leeds native Nightmares on Wax. As one of the most influential artists of a generation, Nightmares on Wax has paved the way for artists such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Mount Kimbie. The N.O.W DJ set will feature a perfect blend of longtime favorites and future classics, intended to create the feeling of hanging out in your best friend’s basement listening to your favourite music.
N.O.W. will be joined on the lineup by epitome of funk, Damon “DāM-FunK” Riddick. Growing up in the Los Angeles city/suburb of Pasadena and a ‘70s baby, he came of age in the era of the Uncle Jamm’s Army parties; of electro-pharaoh Egyptian Lover; of Prince’s purple reign. DāM-FunK’s groove-laden set will ensure the Wondergarden dancefloor see’s out 2018 with one final gut-busting boogie.
Also on the bill – fusing elements of R&B, UK garage and 2-step with modern sensibilities and wide-eyed sincerity – are Melbourne’s Kllo; local purveyors of funk, dance & post-punk infused indie Cut Off Your Hands (for their only worldwide show in 2018 in the leadup to a record release in 2019); charismatic rapper JessB who is quickly stamping her mark as the newest queen of hip hop in New Zealand; and dreamy Melbourne via Hamilton electronic / hip hop duo Fortunes.
The event will also feature an early afternoon DJ set from local warrior princess-level selector Tina Turntables, famous for her mixed gumbo of old school R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk, Disco, Garage & Rock’n’Roll.
As well as a full afternoon and evening of main stage musical entertainment, Wondergarden features New Zealand’s favourite street food, on offer all day and night courtesy of the Food Space food trucks.
Early bird tickets are on sale now