EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hiatus Kaiyote & Norman Jay MBE @ Villa Maria

Written by on November 27, 2017

Fat Freddy’s Drop Live Sónar Festival. Photo credit: Ariel Martini


This summer Fat Freddy‘s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the third hook up with the legendary London DJ who unleashed his good times tunes supporting Freddys at Ally Pally, London and last summers Queenstown concert.

The tour will be the first time that the band has played on home soil since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in New Zealand earlier this year at the aforementioned Villa Maria, with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up. 

It’s also a chance to experience songs off the band’s upcoming new album. They’ve road tested two new songs already on a stupendous tour to England and Europe through June and July and committed to studio lockdown until the New Zealand tour.

Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay – Freddys trombonist – says the live show is “going to be different again by the time summer rolls around”  He’s especially looking forward to “coming home to Kerikeri” having attended Kerikeri High School for a couple of years before his family moved to Whangarei.

Special guests on the road include local stalwarts are Ladi6 who join Freddys for the love of music at Kainui Road Vineyard and The Nudge back for the annual dropat Black Barn Vineyards. The concert in Christchurch is turns the tables with Freddys playing in support Salmonella Dub for their 25th Anniversary concert.


WANAKA – Sunday 31st December – Rhythm and Alps* 
On sale now – Ticket link

KERIKERI – Saturday 6th January – Kainui Road Vineyard
w/ Ladi6   

Tickets from Ticketmaster, the venue & Bay of Islands i-Site
CHRISTCHURCH – Saturday 13th January – Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary at Hagley Park*
On sale now – Ticket link

AUCKLAND – Saturday 20th January – Villa Maria

w/ Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne) & Norman Jay MBE (London)
Tickets from Ticketmaster & the venue

HAVELOCK NORTH – Saturday 3rd February – Black Barn Vineyards

w/ The NudgeTickets from Ticketmaster & the venue
Ticketing details:
Ticketmaster Pre Sale: Thu 3 Aug 12pm – Fri 4 Aug 12pm
On Sale: Mon 7 Aug 12pm
Rhythm and Alps on sale now – Ticket link  //
Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary at Hagley Park on sale now – Ticket link

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