The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here!
ACTION BRONSON | KEYS N KRATES
SHAPESHIFTER | STEFFLON DON
DANNY BYRD | LONDON ELEKTRICITY | S.P.Y
HOSTED BY DYNAMITE MC
AJ TRACEY | DBRIDGE | DJ NU-MARK (JURASSIC 5)
DJ STORM | DJ YODA | EVA LAZARUS | FLAVA D
GODLANDS HYPE B2B HAZARD | LTJ | BUKEM | MONTELL2099
OCEAN WISDOM | SPECTRASOUL | TRUTH
AROHA AND TALI | DAN AUX | JESSB | KATANA
MELOWDOWNZ | NEKOLAI | N EO
THE SETTLERS | T1R | VILLETTE
PLUS MANY MORE TO COME
Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaica via London MC and 2018 XXL freshman Stefflon Don, US live trap outfit Keys n Krates and returning Kiwi drum and bass superstars Shapeshifter.
Heading up the international drum and bass contingent at Northern Bass 18/19 are British DJ/producers, London Elektricity, Danny Byrd and S.P.Y performing together for a Hospital Records takeover hosted by the one and only Dynamite MC. Another treat for dnb fans will be seeing the first ever NZ performance by Hype performing B2B with Hazard.
Joining them in Mangawhai this New Year are the up and coming Grime lords AJ Tracey and Ocean Wisdom, Jurassic 5 turntablist DJ Nu-Mark, Cut and Paste king DJ Yoda, DnB stars Spectrasoul, Dbridge, DJ Storm and LTJ Bukem, Butterz lynchpin Flava D, self described ‘multi genre artist unconcerned with Pigeon holing’ Eva Lazarus and from across the Tasman, bass and trapper Godlands.
Rounding out the local contingent is Kiwi dubstep heroes Truth, high flying trap star Montell 2099 and his Bassment cohorts Katana, N eo, T1r and Nekolai, Red Bull Studios Alumni MELODOWNZ and Villette, Auckland MC JessB, duo Aroha and Tali, George FM’s Dan Aux and Christchurch hip hop crew The Settlers.
Festival director Gareth Popham says; “Our team is constantly striving to bring our fans the best New Year experience possible and this year I feel that we will exceed expectations. We’re really proud of the lineup we’re bringing to Mangawhai this year”.
Last year’s event sold out and with half of the final lineup still to come, this year is well on track to do the same.
NORTHERN BASS 18/19
TICKETS ONSALE NOW FROM THE TICKET FAIRY
Northern Bass is three days and nights of New Year celebrations. Situated just over an hour north of Auckland in Mangawhai, Northern Bass brings together a world-class selection of musicians, DJs and producers to provide the perfect soundtrack for bringing in the New Year.
The ultimate way to enjoy the Northern Bass experience is by camping onsite in our campground, but you can also stay at one of the many baches or campsites in the Mangawhai/Kaiwaka area.
If you are camping onsite, you will need to purchase a Camping pass. If you are not staying onsite you can get to and from Northern Bass using our dedicated bus service running from Auckland, Mangawhai, Mangawhai heads, Matakana, Waipu, Ruakaka, Warkworth, Wellsford, Uretiti and Langs beach.
Everything you need for your three day stay is catered for at the festival. From multiple bars and a selection of awesome food outlets to the camp store, hot showers and the new powder room.
For more detailed information on tickets please see www.northernbass.co.nz