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Horncastle Arena

Horncastle Arena is the new name of Christchurch’s biggest indoor venue, the CBS Canterbury Arena, after local residential building company Horncastle Homes secured the major naming rights sponsorship of the venue.

Neil Finn

Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn.

Shihad

Hot on the heels of their new album release on August 8, Kiwi rockers Shihad are set to make New Zealand music history with a broadcast event of epic proportions.

Presented by SKY ARENA, the iconic Kiwi band will rock Christchurch in a good way when they perform an exclusive one-off show Shihad Live at Horncastle Arena onFriday 12 September.

Going global Music Summit 2014

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2014 will be held in Auckland this September – the dates are listed below.

Performing Artist applications are now open at www.goingglobal.co.nz and will close Monday, August 11th 2014.

Shayna King

Alternative Singer-Songwriter Shayna King’s new single ‘Calling You’ is set for release this August.  Straight off the back of a nationwide tour and following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, the new single shows a mature and developed side to King’s songwriting, inspired by her personal journey of “stepping out of your comfort zone to foll

Ricky Martin April 2015

Fresh from performing ‘Vida’ on The Voice in Sydney, Nine Live and Sony Music Entertainment are proud to announce that GRAMMY winning music superstar Ricky Martin will return to New Zealand in April next year for his One World Tour (see full dates below).

Bill Bailey Limboland

British comic, actor and musician Bill Bailey returns to New Zealand in November for the world premiere of his brand new live show, Limboland.

Schoolboy Q

ScHoolboy Q is Man of the Year. The acclaimed Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist can't stay away from New Zealand. Following two epic shows in June amidst a tide of international hype, ScHoolboy Q is back to offer a second helping of sharp-shooting hip-hop to New Zealand fans.

Corrosion of Conformity 2014 tour

Yet another bump in the road for the iconic Corrosion Of Conformity, first with their tour completely cancelled from under them and now a freak storm disrupting all of their flights! Corrosion of Conformity hastily re-booked the next available flight to keep their commitment of deliver a blistering performance throughout Australasia.

Johnny Be Good

A group of Kiwi musicians are raising their sticks to get one of their own back behind the skins.

Devilskin NZ tour 2014

After stomping the NZ rock scene with the infectious Little Pills and Never See The Light singles, and racking up over 410,000 YouTube hits, Devilskin return with their highly anticipated debut album We Rise to be released 11 July 2014 and the band will immediately hit the road with a comprehensive NZ tour, presented by The Rock.

Rhythm and Alps 2014

It won’t be too long until summer is here and Rhythm and Alps will hit the Cardrona Valley once again with an exciting and diverse line up of international and local artists, sure to give festival goers an unforgettable New Year’s experience.

Kaikoura Summer Sounds 15

Kaikoura Summersounds Music Festival is back January 17/18th2015 and once again brings you the best Aotearoa has on offer in funk, blues, reggae and dance music. The festival will be returning to the same majestic site as 2014, where the mountains meet the sea.

If you were a fan of nights out in Christchurch in the 90’s you’ll remember Gorilla Biscuit, the legendary covers band-of-brothers who played their epic sets of classic rock and pop tunes. The majority of their songs would be played “GB-Style”- a reference to learning songs on the fly live during their gigs – the audience would ask and the boys would deliver.

Die! Die! die!

Crystalising the pent up anticipation for upcoming album S W I M, Dunedin post-punkers Die! Die! Die! divulge details of their NZ tour that kicks off on album release date of August 15th.

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