Williamson Park, Whangamata, December 31st 2017



WAVEFRONT 2017 hosts an epic Coromandel event to celebrate the end of a fantastic year and welcome in the tantalisingly new.

There will be a full outdoor stage erected and state of the art sound and lighting system to deliver a premium concert experience.

Located at Williamson Park, the New Year’s Eve festival marks a welcome back to concert events in WHANGAMATA.

2017 sees the establishment of an event that organisers aim to launch as one of the town’s essential summer dates for the future.

The event will be fenced, secure, ticketed and alcohol free. The intention is to provide premium entertainment for a wide audience in a safe environment at a very reasonable ticket price.

With that in mind locals have for many years supported free events around New Year’s Eve in Whangamata through Council funding.

Organisers wish to recognise this by making a limited special offer available to Whangamata ratepayers and residents before tickets go on sale to the general public.

There are a limited number of these $20.00 tickets and they will only be available at Whangamata i-Site Office. This LOCALS OFFER finishes November 30 or when allocation is exhausted.

Tickets on sale Monday October 16

$25.00 plus any applicable transaction fees

Go to or Info Plus Offices in Thames and Whitianga

Kids under 5 will be free accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Family package tickets for families of 5 or more, which must include one parent, are only available



GENERAL LEE – General Lee is one of New Zealand’s most respected and renowned DJs. He mixed New Zealand’s first Ministry of Sound CD in 2011 and again in 2013, both of which were a resounding success. George Days with General Lee – After 20 years or so of DJ’ing you should have a pretty good handle on how the NZ Dance music scene rolls! That’s why General Lee is on every day as George FMs new daytime host. It’s a show filled with daily guest mixes, world premieres of sweet new tunes, music news, event information and all the George Club Classics you can handle.  General Lee will deliver to you the biggest and best names in Electronic music from NZ and the world. He is recognised for his uptight sets, crowd interaction, diverse track selection, scratching and CDJ trickery. General Lee enjoys mainstream success and underground respect. He is the DJ of choice for such greats as Coldplay and Robbie Williams having hosted their Auckland after parties.

For Wavefront 2017, General Lee will play host MC and interweave DJ to pump up a seamless non-stop night of music mayhem.

BENNY TIPENE – Benny is one of New Zealand’s super cool artists. Since blowing the judges away with his original song “Boxes” in The X Factor 2013 Benny Tipene has confirmed his amazing songwriting talent with great hits like“Lonely”.

Currently hard at work on his upcoming third album Benny will play Whangamata with an eye to making 2018 his biggest year to date.

MELODOWNZ – Avondale has spawned a hip-hop storyteller of note in Melodownz who is being recognised nationwide for his fresh gritty style. Quickly on his way to becoming New Zealand’s favourite rapper Whangamata is chuffed to welcome Melo to the New Years Eve party of 2017. The solo project of Bronson Price from YGB’s Third3ye, Melodownz’s music flips from raw tales of the street to love and heartbreak. Check out “The Anthem”


CYMBOL – Cymbol’s unique, upbeat and percussion-influenced melodic sound has already seen him sway the spotlight – picking up slots at renowned festivals such as Rhythm & Vines and Homegrown. He’s a producer that’s always stood out from the pack and while progressive house meets sensible indie rock may at first seem like an unlikely collaboration, it works to create exceptional hook driven electronic tunes for Cymbol. Get a taste of what to expect from Cymbol and listen to “Slipping”

L.A.WOMAN – L.A. WOMAN whose members include Jake, Zac and Jesse. Their debut single, “Hurricane Love,” recently premiered worldwide and it’s a real doozy. It’s shaping up as something really special. This is a very talented bunch who have created a mood inspired masterpiece in “Hurricane Love”They may well be new on your radar but their live performance maturity is already sending all the right signals. They may in fact need time for 2 shows on NYE so don’t be late as they appear in Whangamata early on the bill.


ALIEN WEAPONRY – They will blow up all over your ears, Alien Weaponry are a thrash metal band with a difference: they sing in Maori.  This is a story you need to hear….Listen to Alien Weaponry here. Lead singer and guitarist Lewis de Jong (15), and his brother Henry (17), drummer for the band, are of Ngati Pikiao and Ngati Raukawa tribal descent and attended a full immersion Maori language school until they were seven. Lewis wrote his first song when he was two, although he admits that those early numbers “weren’t quite as good as our current songs.” They formed Alien Weaponry when they were eight and ten years old and were later joined by Ethan Tremblath after meeting at primary school. In looking to provide a wide cross section of music and talent AW were a must to give this Whangamata NYE some “on the edge” flavour. They will be opening the show so whatever you do get there early and don’t miss Alien Weaponry.


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