Bay Dreams 2019 Pre-Party

Bay Dreams Pre-Party at The Mount secures more big acts

Bay Dreams 2019 at The Mount is upping the ante, adding yet more big acts to the festival’s pre-party on January 1 at Trustpower Bay Park.

Just confirmed for the warm-up line-up are some of the most notable names in music, including UK dance duo Chase & Status (DJ set); Miami rapper Smokepurpp and hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash. Electronic maestros Hybrid Minds who sold out their entire previous NZ run are onboard, with Tomorrow People, Chores and T1R flying the Kiwi flag.

They’ll join the already announced Shapeshifter, L.A.B and State of Mind. With more acts still to be revealed, it’s gearing up to be the best pre-party yet!

It sets the scene for January 2 and one of the most exciting Kiwi festival line-ups in recent times, with Cardi B, Migos, Tash Sultana, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk, $uicide Boy$ and Pnau just a handful of the big hitters who will perform across the day. Other must-sees include Macky Gee, Katchafire, Ladi 6, Home Brew and an array of exciting acts on the Hospital Records stage.

Although tickets to the main festival on January 2 have long been sold out, there are still some available for the January 1 warm-up. Tickets available directly from (or if you have tickets to January 2 Bay Dreams, then available as an add-on at your Ticket Fairy account).

January 2019 also sees the introduction of a Bay Dreams sister festival in the South Island, in Nelson, on January 4. Nelson has already sold out its main event and the Pre-Party months ahead of time. Promoters are working hard to extend capacities, and advise those that missed out to stay tuned.

For more information on the South Island line-up and tickets for the pre-party, click here. Punters can also expect an exciting announcement with more names added to the warm-up in the coming weeks.

With a focus on A-Class international and local talent, paired with impeccable production standards, the two sold out Bay Dreams festivals will be the ultimate start to 2019.

Be part of the magic and snap up your pre-party tickets before it’s too late!

Camping is available at both festivals, and this year steps it up once again with entertainment such as NZ’s biggest silent disco; a premium marketplace and hot showers.

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  • January 01, 2019 3:30pm - 10:00pm
    Doors Open - 3:30pm
Baypark, 81 Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui

Overlooking the plaza is a wonderful pou “Tamaphore”, carved by local Dean Flavell. A training field, blokart track and 22,000 m2 asphalt car park complete our range of outdoor facilities.