Big hitters added to sold-out Bay Dreams line-up 2018


Extra 2000 tickets added due to extreme demand

Summer’s most exciting music festival just got bigger - and better!

Today sees the final line-up announcement for Bay Dreams 2018, with Big Shaq, SWIDT, Stickybuds, PhaseOne, Montell2099, Ruse and Lee Mvtthews all added to the bill.

Promoters will also release an extra 2000 tickets to the festival, which sold out weeks ago.

The tickets go on sale tonight Thursday, November 23 at 7.00pm from

Bay Dreams will be held at Baypark in Tauranga on January 2, with a warm-up party kicking off all the action on January 1.

The 2018 line-up includes some of the biggest names in international and local music, including DJ Snake, Machine Gun Kelly, Pendulum, Foster The People, Flatbush Zombies, Ocean Alley, $uicideBoy$, The Upbeats, Sachi, Theia, Bailey Wiley and more.

Now punters can also add Big Shaq to their list of ‘must-sees’ at the festival. The UK rapper and comedian, whose real name is Michael Dappah, is behind the viral hit ‘Mans Not Hot’. The song’s video features cameos by DJ Khaled, Lil Yachty and Waka Flocka Flame and has clocked up mindblowing 60 million views on YouTube.

For the warm-up party on January 1, SWIDT has been announced as a headliner. The South Auckland hip-hop collective stormed home to victory at the recent Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, collecting an impressive two awards, including best group. They’ll be joined at the warm-up party by Canadian drum ‘n’ bass extraordinaire Stickybuds, emerging Australian EDM artist PhaseOne and Kiwi dance acts Montell2009, DJ Ruse and Lee Mvtthews.

Bay Dreams 2018 will feature four stages and world-class production, which includes state-of-the art visuals, pyrotechnics, lighting and sound.

Camping is available again, and promoters have gone the extra mile creating a new experience, Dream City, which hosts a massive central entertainment area, a licensed bar, a full marketplace with a diverse range of food and drinks and late night entertainment, as well as games and activities. Glamping upgrades are also available.

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