Downtown Shakedown

George FM and Smirnoff presents Downtown Shakedown, The brand spanking new Wellington festival that will kick off the Summer festival season on December 5th, has added their final two headline acts to an already massive bill.

Local legends, Fat Freddy’s Drop and super-lonely superstar BENEE as the acts joining fan favourites L.A.B, BROODS, Sola Rosa and Sunshine Soundsystem. 

BENEE’s popularity has catapulted the 20-year-old into super stardom, reaching over 23 million monthly listeners on Spotify and receiving Platinum Records in the US and numerous countries around the globe. 

Fat Freddy’s Drop will play last on the stellar line up and are the perfect way to close out the festival. “What an amazing line up. We’re really looking forward to playing with L.A.B and Benee, and the first ever Downtown Shakedown is a great opportunity to play outdoors in Freddy’s hometown” Fat Freddy’s Drop Joe Lindsay a.k.a. Hopepa says. 

L.A.B have proven themselves to be one of the fastest-rising acts in NZ, and Downtown Shakedown will showcase them at their best - live and loud. This will be their first Wellington show in nearly three years, and will see them draw from their ever-expanding back catalogue including the smash hit ‘In The Air’. 

Downtown Shakedown is expecting 10,000 fans to come together under the giant marquee in Waitangi Park, downtown Wellington. Organisers recognise the uncertain nature of events at the moment and are committed to providing a full refund should Downtown Shakedown not be able to run due to COVID19 restrictions. 

Downtown Shakedown

5th December 2020
Waitangi Park, Wellington


  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • Benee
  • L.A.B
  • Broods
  • Sola Rosa
  • Sunshine Soundsystem

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