Northern Bass: New Year, New Zealand

Written by Olivia Poglianich

Just one hour north of Auckland in Mangawhai, New Zealand, lies one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best kept secrets. Kiwis have flocked here every summer for the past 6 years to ring in the New Year at Northern Bass Festival, and 2017/2018 promises to be the best year yet.

Thousands of music lovers flock to Worsfold Farm for 3 days of camping and partying as they look to ring in 2018 with long days and even longer nights. This year the festival takes place from December 29 – 31st, 2017 for anyone 18+. Northern Bass plays host to a mix of international celebrity and local talent. Current headliners include British grime rapper Stormzy, English dub-step group Foreign Beggars and English drum and bass DJ’s Andy C and Goldie.

A local favorite, Tiki Taane, will also be performing. He’s planning to reunite with his old band Selmonella Dub for a performance to remember. When he’s not on tour, Tiki continues making music in his solar powered studio as part of his commitment to living as sustainably as possible. Plus, he’s a dad and a husband leading a baller life all around.

Past headliners have also included Skepta, Shapeshifter, Keys n Krates and Chase and Status just to name a few. Lots of artists who come to Northern Base make repeat appearances every year because they love the festival vibe, sunny days and hardcore nights.

You’ll have to grab a camping pass if you want to stay on site and get the full experience, but feel free to stay as long as you’d like. The NB campground has everything you’ll need on Worsfolds Farm – food stalls, hot showers, a powder room, security and even a bar. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring their own Campervans, too, and you can choose to stay for 1, 2, or all 3 nights.

Tickets are selling out quickly so grab yours here and get pumped by the full lineup below:


Check out last year’s after movie here to while you count down to this year’s bash! See you there!

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