NEW ZEALAND BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL 2024

FESTIVAL UPDATES

The NZ Blues & BBQ Festival is kicking off in November 2023.
Check back here weekly for hot off the press news!

Read artists bios, hear their YouTube sounds and learn about flaming barbecues!
Sponsors

Rotorua Tasman Holiday Park

A special thanks to the wonderful team at Rotorua Tasman Holiday Park for their generous support offering accommodation options and local hospitality.

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BBQ

Culley’s

Culley’s – named after owner and founder Chris Cullen, a playful nickname now crafting its way as a household brand around the globe.  Chris’ passion

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Artists

Grant Haua: Mana Blues

“Those familiar with my music will notice this album is a lot different from previous releases which were written around the acoustic guitar. I often

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Artists

Joining the lineup: Jimi Kara

Joining the lineup! Jimi Kara has played nationally and internationally for years. Jimi has opened for Ozzie Osbourne, Slash, Elton John, Parliament Funkadelic, Played with

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Artists

Joining the lineup: Rehaab

Introducing the newest sensation to be added to our music lineup, Rehaab! This dynamic group is poised to make their mark at this year’s festival,

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Artists

Joining the lineup: Kokomo

Kokomo is a long-standing Kiwi blues & roots group, based in New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty.The band has toured all over and released 15 albums and a

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BBQ

The Tattooed Butcher

We hope you’ll be at the festival on Saturday afternoon because you don’t want to miss out on the Tattooed Butcher’s demo!

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Artists

Headliner 2023: Midge Marsden

New Zealand’s legendary music icon Midge Marsden needs no introduction…Midge’s career spans five decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of Kiwi’s to the Rhythm & Blues.

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Artists

Headliner 2023: Fiona Boyes

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter. International reviewers have described her as a ‘musical anomaly’ and ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’!

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Artists

Headliner 2023: 19-Twenty

After that epic performance last year, 19-Twenty are back for NZ Blues & BBQ Fest 2023! 19-Twenty have been whipping up a frenzy on the festival scene. They are electric. An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin’-roots band.

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2022 News

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

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SUNDAY FUNDAY

We have an amazing lineup of talented youth here to entertain you on Sunday. PLUS local band  – Low Flying Lizards entertaining us! WHO will

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Collision band
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Collision

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

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BBQ Burnt Beginnings team
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Burnt Beginnings

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

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Robert Locks Loaded
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Robert Lock’s 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

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Joint Smokers BBQ
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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

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carbon addiction
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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

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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

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Rehaab blues band
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Rehaab Joins The Festival Lineup!

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

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Carbon Addiction
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Rum and Que

Proudly sponsoring out Grand Champion & Reserved Grand Champion cash prize. Thanks so much for your support guys. Rum and Que sprung to life at

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