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11 May 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 13 May 2018 @ 11:59 pm


Three full days of country rock

11, 12, 13 May 2018

The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival features good music and friendship in the stunning setting of the Bay of Islands of New Zealand – one of the top tourist spots of the country. Each year the festival features more than 50 acts from New Zealand and Australia performing at multiple venues. Street music and line dancing are also popular features.


To enter the festival, you will have to purchases a badge.

You can buy badges OR vouchers to exchange for badges from:

  • Our official website
  • Any of the venues: Scenic Hotel, Paihia Sports Bar, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Kingsgate Autolodge Paihia, Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Duke of Marlborough Tavern, Copthorne Hotel.
  • Wards Music Whangarei


FANTASTIC VALUE = You pay $60 and we give you more than 45 bands to watch perform over the three days of the festival.

Saturday day passes are available. You can buy a badge and enjoy as much music as you can manage over the weekend.

Check out the musicians, venues and news. We have details of accommodation available from our supporting hotels and motels, with phone numbers and links to their websites where available. Many musicians and fans book year to year, so make sure you don’t miss out for the next festival.

For further information on the festival, contact organiser Shirley May.

tel: 027 235 0106

email: maysplace@actrix.co.nz

Please note that the programme and musicians attending is subject to change at any time, sometimes at very short notice.


Upcoming Events


11 May 2018 @ 5:00 pm
13 May 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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