Festival Entry

Festivals always have a few rules… here are some of ours You will only be able to purchase food and drink with eftpos The wristband is not transferable and if removed is invalid and you will be denied entry Pass outs from the venue are only permitted for medical paraphernalia and or for other items of importance. So […]


We have an amazing lineup of talented youth here to entertain you on Sunday. PLUS local band  – Low Flying Lizards entertaining us! WHO will win the $5000 recording studio prize?? BBQ Kids comp starts early at 9am. FREE ENTRY FOR ALL!!!! Bay of Plenty Blues Club are focused on developing youth musicians…..Come and support these […]


Collision band

Collision band – Wow, where do you start…1970 it seems! That was a while ago but these guys (original and new) still seem to be rocking! Working together, apart, overseas, and coming back together. They are music legends originally from Tokoroa. They have such a following, their fans will be up dancing next Friday on […]


Shotgun band

Shotgun band from Hamilton

Burnt Beginnings

BBQ Burnt Beginnings team

Burnt Beginnings BBQ are a competition barbecue team from Auckland, New Zealand. Formed in 2018 they emerged in their first official competition at Kumeu in January 2019 to an amazing…near  bottom result! Undeterred, they have steadily risen in the last three seasons to now be a national ranked top 10 team and regularly get calls […]

Robert Lock’s Loaded!

Robert Locks Loaded

Hailing from sunny Tauranga we introduce you to Robert Lock’s Loaded Band. Come and enjoy funky, soulful rhythm & blues music delivered by a trio of seasoned players from up the road. Robert Lock vocals & guitar Adam Pendred bass & vocals Sly Tawhara drums & vocals Listen to them below playing recently in Hamilton […]

Joint Smokers BBQ

Joint Smokers BBQ

“We’ve been competing as a team since Meatstock 2018. From that point on we were hooked! The Team is made up of five of us, all long-time friends; Philippa Stiebel, Chris Smith, Steve More (Electric Steve), Cam Staples & Anthony Stiebel. You’ll see us easily at competitions in our hot pink kit and floral shirts!” It all […]

Carbon Addiction

carbon addiction

Carbon Addiction’s journey into competitive barbequing all started with a visit to Meat Stock 2018.  “It was a real eye-opener for us wandering around the pit lane and meat stock itself. The overwhelming feeling of needing to be part of this took over”.  Fast track to 2020 and the addiction was real. The team were […]

Announcing BEN HURLEY

BEN HURLEY – Bringing the laughs on Friday night! It’s super cool to have Ben join us at the festival! He is widely recognised from his regular appearances on THREE’s 7Days, The Project, and is now a regular contributor on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp. He has had numerous other TV appearances with several Comedy Galas, AotearoHa, […]

Announcing our HEADLINE ACT 19-Twenty

19Twenty on stage

19TWENTY Described as a “festival party band”  19-Twenty are much more than that. They are an entertainment machine, spreading good vibes through music. After several tours of Europe, and extensive gigs throughout Australia, including this years Byron Bay Blues Festival, it’s now NZ’s turn to experience the musical magic that is 19-Twenty, Australia’s most exciting blues […]

Wizard and Oz Joins The Festival Lineup!

Wizard and Oz blues band

Well known to Blues Festivals in New Zealand, Wizard and Oz have been coming across the “Ditch” for many years. Entertaining audiences all over New Zealand. Andrew Farrell is a phenomenally gifted artist who has developed a stunningly unique piano style,  where he often combines classical elements with jazz, boogie-woogie and blues.  Dave McMillan has been […]

Rehaab Joins The Festival Lineup!

Rehaab blues band

Tauranga, Aotearoa Michael “MUTT” Furness; Phil Rudd (ACDC) European Tour 2017, Electric Universe (NZ) Roy Hudson; KORU (UK), Loose Moorings (UK), Hybrid Blues (NZ) Grant MacCracken; Emily’s Garden (Scot), Hybrid Blues (NZ) Larry Treanor; Shelter (NZ) Miscreant (NZ) Ravenhall (NZ) The Name concocted from the Original Blues Format “aab”, Rehaab is a Remedy of Original […]

Rum and Que

Carbon Addiction

Proudly sponsoring out Grand Champion & Reserved Grand Champion cash prize. Thanks so much for your support guys. Rum and Que sprung to life at New Zealand’s first barbeque competition – Meatstock 2016. A bunch of mates that loved food, flavour and the chance to try their hand at something new. Armed with homemade rubs […]

Mile Marker 66 join the BBQ competition

Mile Marker 66 BBQ

We are stoked to have this Waikato based competition barbecue team, currently ranking in the top 5 teams in NZBA comp 2022 Championship join us to compete at the NZ Blues and BBQ Festival this November!

Dirty Tones Joins The Festival Lineup!

The Dirty Tones are one of NZ’s best blues rock bands. They’ve recorded four albums, had international radio play and headlined festivals, but most of all they bring the party with their high tempo performances and lively banter.

Kokomo Joins The Festival Lineup!

Kokomo on stage

Hailing from the sunny Bay of Plenty, blues ‘n’ roots band Kokomo has been together now since the 1990. They’ve become renowned for dynamic live shows and smart distinctive song-writing. During this time the band has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, performing at major rock, blues, jazz and folk festivals. The band has released fourteen […]

Lazy Fifty Joins The Festival Lineup!

Lazy Fifty blues band

Lazy Fifty’s music harks back to 70s classic rock and British blues, enhanced with a healthy dose of funk, rocking rhythms and impressive guitar. They have released four albums, their most recent album 2021: A LAZY ODYSSEY, which was recorded at Roundhead Studios (owned by Neil Finn) and produced by renowned producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, […]