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Festival of The Other Side in the stunning Coromandel!

Dec 30th with Shapeshifter; Dec 31st with L.A.B.

Roger Bowie
Welcome to a wrap for the summer of 2019/2020 on Joe's Farm, Whangamata!

Nikau Rhythm are thrilled to reveal that Joe’s Farm will once again be hosting events over the summer of 20/21, to celebrate being on the other side of mass gathering restrictions.

Confirmed to date is an epic advancement to welcome in New Year’s Eve with NYE20 - The Other Side, the Coromandel’s brand-new music festival! Over two nights this December, a carefully curated and diverse selection of New Zealand’s best live festival artists will ring in 2021 at Joe’s Farm in Whangamata.

Headlining New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31st December, one of New Zealand’s hottest bands right now, the hugely popular L.A.B will count us into 2021. Known for their electrifying live shows, these seasoned, talented musicians seamlessly create a magical and eclectic blend of reggae, electronic, blues, rock and funk. The L.A.B sound is one which has seen them quickly become a fan favourite on the New Zealand live circuit, with latest single In The Air becoming the first independent local number one since 2012. 

Headlining Wednesday 30th December, New Zealand supergroup Shapeshifter make a welcome return to the lush green countryside of Joe’s Farm after last year’s superb knock-out New Year’s Eve performance. Shapeshifter have long being festival favourites and are renowned for bringing their stadium-sized sound to the party, giving a live performance and vibe that delivers their unique landscape of layered aural genius. Shapeshifter are the masters of combining rolling drum ‘n’ bass, jazz, funk, rock and electronica to set the scene for an army of like-minded souls to immerse in guitar-driven jams and horizon-shifting electronic soundscapes. 

Nye20 - The Other Side has great news for fans that plan to stay on site for any of the duration, with overnight camping options and a free shuttle bus service from Whangamata available. Last year the campground proved overwhelmingly popular which resulted in a sell-out of camping tickets. This year the capacity will be doubled but we anticipate high demand again and the likelihood of another sell out. Make sure you get in early to make your campground booking so you don’t miss out!

This year the campground village will be expanded with hot water shower blocks and additional facilities. There will also be a new VIP campground adjacent to the performance venue. The campground will once again have its own stage in the village green area with “Afternoon Delight” performances programmed.

This will be an R18 event and secure named tickets will be mandatory to both ensure the verification of your age and enable a protocol to support contact tracing. Extra hygiene measures will also form part of the farm protocols, and the provision of additional handwashing facilities will be available throughout the venue site and campgrounds.

It’s time to celebrate the Other Side of a very challenging year for all New Zealanders. Everyone is invited to the magical Coromandel where you’ll be able to lose yourself in the freedom of music, friends, nature and good times. An extra special New Year welcome awaits all good people at Joe’s farm!

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Earlybird Tickets On Sale At 9am On Thursday 9th July

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Pre-Register Now At: Nye20 - The Other Side

Written By: Roger Bowie Roger Bowie has been collecting music since 1964, starting with 45 rpm singles, and then building an LP and CD collection from 1970. 1.8 per week since then. Not a vast collection, but eclectic and occasionally obscure. Roger is a big Americana fan, and regularly attends AmericanaFest in Nashville, held every September. Also, he once played golf with Alice Cooper...