Base FM Rooftop Series: Launch Party

Written by on October 19, 2016


THANK YOU to everyone who came to the launch party, it was the first of the rooftop series, so there are many good times and parties ahead of us!

Same time, same place: The next Rooftop Party will be on the Sunday 20th November.
Lock the date into your diaries!

You can find photos from the Launch Party on the Base FM Facebook page, with extra photos from a friend and photographer, Natasha Smyser HERE.


Base FM has put on parties in bars, in clubs, in parks, and even on a boat… This summer we’ll be doing something different and throwing parties on a rooftop in downtown Auckland, Sunday Sessions style.

Base FM Rooftop Series Launch Party

Villette (live)
 | Raiza Biza (live)
DJs Ill Baz | Dylan C | Trendy
Israel Carter | Kina G | Some Kinda Holic

Sunday 23rd October, 2-8pm
RYDGES HOTEL ROOFTOP, 59 Federal Street, Auckland
Free with RSVP


Heading into summer, Base FM is launching a series of sunday events at The Rydges Hotel rooftop terrace, with it’s stunning panoramic view of the Waitemata Harbour. Usually reserved for weddings and exclusive events, this is a rare chance to enjoy this amazing space in the heart of Auckland City.


Featuring exclusive live performances from exciting local artists, fresh tune selections by Base FM DJs, a refreshing range of cocktails while taking in the stunning view. The events are an afternoon affair, so no waiting in line and staying up till 2am just to see the headlining act.

We are proud to present Auckland artist VILLETTE – fresh from a recent trip to LA and a recent addition to the Red Bull Sound Select roster. “Villette is the definition of a one-(wo)man-band; writing, singing, producing, DJing, you name it – she’s doing it.” – Purple Sneakers“Some artists can pull listeners in immediately, after just moments of hearing one song… Her rhythm alone is enough to spark interest, but it’s Villette’s voice that steals the show.” – Base FM

RAIZA BIZA should be familiar to Base FM audiences as a regular featured artist since he emerged on the scene in 2012. Hamilton-based / Rwanda born, Raiza Biza’s early music was a reflection of the life of a young refugee in a new land, trying to find his identity. With 4 solo albums already under his belt, Raiza Biza’s most recent release “Day & Night EP” is probably his most important work to date, and features a supporting cast of local artists including Villette, Bianca Paulus & CrimeHeat. Raiza has just completed a 5 date tour of Europe & the UK.

A handpicked selection of Base FM DJ’s will be setting the mood fro the afternoon with Dylan C, Ill Baz, Trendy, Israel Carter, Kina G and Some Kinda Holic laying down a diverse selection of tunes.

Following the launch party, there will be a 5 week run of Sunday events leading up to Christmas. Each event will have a different musical theme, from jazzy hiphop to house, dancehall to liquid Drum n Bass.

HIT + RUN live screenprinting:
The Hit + Run crew will have limited edition screenprints exclusive to these events. Bring your own Tee / Hoodie / Bag / Jacket / Tea Towel and walk away with a fresh print.

Created in 2005 by Southern California artists Brandy Flower and Michael Crivello. Live screenprinting creates dynamic interactive entertainment to produce a one of a kind party souvenir.

Spot Prizes:
We also have exclusive Miss Crabb X Curio Noir giveaways to the best dancer on the day. The most luxurious little bundle of Curio Noir absolute parfum and $100 Miss Crabb voucher.

Curio Noir is a luxury New Zeland perfume and candle brand created by Tiffany Jeans, with an exquisite new flagship store at 76 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.  In these products you will find a celebration of fine craft, the uncommon, and days of old. Experiencing them, you may share in her wonder at the beauty of biology.

Established in 2004, Miss Crabb takes a subversive approach to shape, proportion and beauty so each piece transcends time, age and place. The clothes are made to be interpreted by the wearer,  encouraging singularity and freedom. Every piece of the line is produced in New Zealand. Supporting high-quality local production is an important value of the brand.

RSVP with these events are essential. Subscribe to Base FM Facebook events to stay up to date!

Thanks to our awesome team for making this series happen: Rydges Hotel Auckland, Black Robin Gin, Blue Duck Vodka, Hit + Run, Miss Crabb, Curio Noir and Content Corp.

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