Celebrating NZ Music Month: Top Five Artists To Catch Live!

Written by Clodagh Mangan on 8th May, 2024
Celebrating NZ Music Month: Top Five Artists To Catch Live!

May is New Zealand Music Month, celebrating the vibrant music scene in the country! 2024 is all about AMPLIFYING AOTEAROA l PAOROTIA AOTEAORA and shining a light on those who are the heartbeat of our nation's music scene. Throughout May we'll be celebrating everyone who helps amplify music from Aotearoa - emerging local talent and rising stars on the international stage, people championing NZ music behind the scenes and those who are taking our music across the motu and the world.

We've handpicked our top five favourite events coming up in New Zealand so you can experience the magic of live throughout May and beyond!

Brooke Fraser

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Spark Arena, Auckland

Brooke Fraser, one of New Zealand's most celebrated artists, is set to perform a one-night-only concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra! This event promises to be an unforgettable night of music, featuring the hits from Brooke's solo albums set in new arrangements commissioned specially for the seventy-piece orchestra performing with her. Score your tickets below for Sat 22 Jun at Spark Arena.


Sat 18 May 2024

MEOW, Wellington

Poneke/Wellington Art Rockers Sheep are on tour this May, in support of the release of their debut album 'Working the Machine.' Exploring the pitfalls of capitalism, the ever-tightening global technological stranglehold, the electoral illusion of choice, and the prospect of failure after lifelong endeavour, the album is a statement on the modern struggles of the working class in a brave new, damaged era. Catch them at Wellington's MEOW on Saturday 18 May!


Thu 23 May 2024

The Tuning Fork, Auckland

Indie pop quartet Borderline will celebrate NZ Music Month with their first show in Tãmaki Makaurau for 2024! Support the rising stars in their hometown on Thu 23 May at The Tuning Fork.


Strangely Arousing

Fri 24 May 2024

San Fran, Wellington

Five-piece progressive reggae/ska band Strangely Arousing are kicking off their tour for the release of their new album 'Don't Panic'! The new album showcases their ventures venture into flavours of dub, hip-hop, R&B and beyond. Catch their return to San Fran on Fri 24 May with new tunes and familiar huge energy!


Drax Project

Sat 6 Jul 2024

The Powerstation, Auckland

Chart-topping New Zealand sensations Drax Project are returning home to Aotearoa! Catch the bands signature blend of pop, funk, and electronic elements that have captivated audiences worldwide on Sat 6 Jul at The Powerstation.