In Unison teamed up with the freshly launched entertainment hub, EntertainMe to create the ultimate gig guide for your summer experience! EntertainMe has got the low down on all of the anticipated events around the Auckland area, and they’ve narrowed down the best festivals/parties/concerts to spend your time and money on this summer. This gig guide has got something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for a New Years Eve extravaganza or keen for a low key local event, In Unison and EntertainMe have got you covered! For information on additional happenings in the near future, check out EntertainMe on facebook or twitter for all your social event needs.
19 November 2011
Kelliher Estate, Puketutu Island
$30 tickets: R20
Start your summer off by partying like a rockstar!! Fiesta Del Sol or “Festival of the Sun” has an incredible DJ line-up arranged for its returning event this year! Internationally acclaimed DJ Ron Carroll will be joining other headliners like Maya and Vanya, Karn Hall, and Bevan Keys amongst others for a truly memorable party on Puketutu Island. The fiesta is set at the flash venue, Kelliher Estate. There will be gourmet food available, private party areas, secluded lounges and top of the line hospitality treatment. There are also return bus transfers from Auckland City for a large group of friends to hop on!
25 November 2011
Ellerslie Racecourse Events Centre
$59.95 tickets: R18
If clubbing is just what you need to relieve some stress after your exams, then the final Our:House party of 2011 is your type of party! This year, Our:House has an amazing international lineup including Pretty Lights from the States, Avich from Sweden and Crookers from Italy. Many other top local names will also appear at Ellerslie to rock the dance floor. Our:House is the ultimate electronic House party in Auckland!
The venue includes multiple party rooms to accommodate for the large audience. Each room has a unique sensory experience with different light shows, themes and visuals. This party is not for the faint of heart! In the past, up to 6,000 people have participated in this excitingly manic event. Some of the headlining artists have their songs available for free download off of the Our:House website. Check them out today to start getting pumped up for the highly anticipated party!
DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY! In Unison and EntertainMe are giving away a double pass to this electronic extravanganza! If you think you deserve this double pass giveaway, post your best rave outfit on the USU facebook pleading your case!! The winner of the double pass will be chosen by 4 November!
3 December 2011
Auckland Town Hall
$45 tickets from the Edge online: R18
The Roots Festival in downtown Auckland is an excellent way to welcome in that summertime weather and summertime vibe. This Festival features some of the best Reggae music around for a day of kicking back and gettin’ your skank on. This laid back festival is perfect right before the excitement of the holidays kick in. You can expect to catch the following performers at the first ever Roots Festival: House of Shem, Darky Roots, 1814, Cornerstone Roots, The Midnights, Sweet Mix Kids, Dead Fools Fiesta, Tui Sound System, Amin Payne, Thane Kirby, Grassmouth, and more!
DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY! In Unison and EntertainMe are giving away a double pass to this wicked reggae event! If you think you deserve this double pass giveaway, post a 30 second video on the USU facebook pleading your case!! The winner of the double pass will be chosen by 4 November!
30 December 2011 – 2 January 2012
Pakiri Beach, Wellsford
$100 tickets $125 ticket+bus combo: R18
If you’re up in the area for a Northern destination holiday, Northern Lights is anticipated to be one of the biggest NYE parties to kick off 2012! Northern Lights is New Zealand’s newest New Years festival and features some of the best of dub step, drum and base and electro party music. There will be buses that travel to and from High Life on the night of New Years Eve. The Pakiri beach area is certainly the place to be seen on New Years Eve this year.
Line up includes: Tiki (for an acoustic set), Concord Dawn, P-Money, Bulletproof, Incognito and Bugsby, Clarke Gayford, Maya Vanya, Nick D, Automatic, J Dubs, Beats Botanical, Latin Aotearoa, North Shore Pony Club, Rugged Tekniques and Ben Wah
31 December 2011
Omaha Beach, Matakana
$115 Camping Combo ticket
Highlife Entertainment REALLY knows how to put on a party! Event coordinator Adam Bennett has put together another stellar New Years Eve experience. The High Life New Years Eve experience is the full package. This festival includes 5 music stages, themed dance/party areas, and chill out spots all along Matakana’s stunning Country Park. The music ranges from funk and indie to Jazz and Hip Hop. High Life has organised a wicked camping hub for this year’s festival called “Summer Camp”. Conducive to the High Life way, there are heaps of perks in staying at this campsite that include: DJ's & Music every day, Shower facilities (Only available for people that have booked a 3 night stay) Port A Loo toilets cleaned daily, Affordable food, beverage and summer supplies at very low prices, Fresh running water, Quality music and entertainment, Phone charging and power stations, 24/7 security, FREE carparking, FREE bus transfers to and from the Highlife NYE event, Jet Ski’s, Kayaks, Paddle boards for hire, Beach Tennis & Volley ball, Exclusive waters-edge access!!
This ticket purchase will get you access to all musical performances, camping at Omaha Beach on 31 December, High life summer camp pre-party, a secure car park, and return bus rides to and from the festival from your campsite!
Line up includes: CRAZY P, DJ PETE ROCK, VANDALISM, A.SKILLZ, DJ SPEN, P MONEY BULLETPROOF BEVAN KEYS THE ARC DICK JOHNSON KOLAB & MIKEY ROCKWELL (LIVE) JOLYON PETCH & SAM HILL NICK D KARN HALL MAYA & VANYA any many more…
The most exciting bit is….In Unison and EntertainMe are giving away a double pass PACKAGE DEAL to this exclusive New Years Eve event!! If you think you deserve this double pass giveaway to High Life NYE, post a 30 second video on the USU facebook pleading your case!! The winner of the double pass will be chosen by 4 November! (The package includes a single pass to High Life Summer Camp)
28-31 January 2012
This downtown street performer culture festival features buskers from all over the world. All along locations right off of Queen St. you’ll be able to watch Break Dancers from the USA, The Space Cowboy from Australia (who currently holds six Guiness World Records for his crazy skills), magicians, and many circus stunts! This is a family friendly festival to enjoy over 4 days, enhancing your downtown experience!
** Day shows start every day at 12 noon. Night Shows run on Friday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm, on Saturday from 8.00pm to 10.30pm and on Sunday from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.
30 January 2012
Silo Park, Beaumont St. Auckland
$127 all inclusive ticket
Laneway Festival is returning to Auckland for its eighth year running! Laneway is an exciting music day festival that celebrates unique, fresh music in urban settings. This year, the Festival is held in the Silo Park in waterfront Auckland. The venue allows for a truly refreshing Auckland experience amongst some killer acts such as: Feist, M83, Laura Marling, Pajama Club, The Horrors, Girls, Cults, and HEAPS MORE! The philosophy of Laneway is to encourage a community within an urban setting. It’s a great way to connect with fellow music enthusiasts, amongst a great summertime celebration!
Our mission is to make everyone’s life more fun so we’re dealing out entertainment!
Register for free at www.entertainme.co.nz and stalk us on facebook @EntertainMeNZ & twitter @EntertainMe_NZ. We’ll let you know what’s on, offer great giveaways and even share interviews with some of our leading entertainers & artists.