Doing NYE in the city.
Wondergarden is returning to Silo Park for New Years, with a set of New Zealand’s best musicians helping you ring in 2019. Here’s a run down of what to expect, and some must-watch picks for the festival.
Tunes, food and good times . Bring your kids, your little sister, your cousins, whoever — It’s a family affair that welcomes all. We're very excited to be hosting A Silo Called Success the new second stage at the festival located within the silos. Its going to be a really great space for music and we're working with the talented Suren Unka to create something quite unique for festival punters.
The stage will host KLLO, HIGH HØØPS, Frank Booker, Hugo Jay, k2k and Aw-B.
Here's a few of our must sees...
Avantdale Bowling Club is the new project for Tom Scott, formerly of Homebrew and @Peace, one of the now-burgeoning NZ hip-hop community’s original trend-setters. His new album takes Scott’s raucous, abrasive past and replaces it with considered lyrics about fatherhood, gentrification, and mental health over jazz-infused beats. Avantdale Bowling Club is a record that brims with love for New Zealand, and a strong desire for personal and national betterment. It’s one of the most accomplished albums to come out anywhere this year, and the perfect soundtrack for a drink and feed in the park at New Years.
One of the coolest in the game, JessB is a professional netball player turned rapper who finally dropped an EP in March this year. Her music is bouncy, head banging, dance in the street stuff, with a flow that’ll have you moving to the beat without realising it. She’s played festivals all around the country, and her live act is a must-watch for your New Years experience.
ALCS were fortunate enough to host Melbourne's KLLO for 2 shows with Redbull Music this year and they're back to headline the A Silo Called Success stage. One of the most exciting electronic acts to come out of aus in recent times (for us) and after most of this year spent touring and writing new material they'll be one to add to your iCal.
On the topic of undeniable pop tunes, Matthew Young is also playing Wondergarden. Matthew has an almost unbelievable knack of including really personal, intimate lyrics in a package that'll still have you rocking back and forth. His 'Fruit EP', which came out this year, is all earworm tunes that cover a number of Matthew's personal battles. It's a great piece of work, and his live act is not one to miss.
Wondergarden is going to be next level.
So gather the gang, grab a ticket and join us for NYE in the City.
Words by Reilly Hodson