It’s quite a job these days keeping track of all the big concert events swinging through our part of the world during this summer.
Whether you’re looking forward to catching a bucket-list artist before they call it a day on their career, or just want an excuse to lax out under glorious blue skies catching some cool sounds, you have options by the sunhat-ful.
First up, here in the Bay of Plenty we’re fortunate to have a good selection coming to perform on our own doorstep.
Slash will come to the rescue if you’re going to need a dose of hard rock after all that dancin’.
The legendary ex-Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist is at Trustpower Baypark Arena, Friday January 25, 2019
Tickets from: ticketek.co.nz
The One Love Festival then gives us the chance to taste a different vibe altogether during the weekend January 26-27 at Tauranga Domain.
UB40 complete with Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue, Maxi Priest, The Black Seeds, and Katchafire highlight a cast of thousands appearing at the festival.
Tickets from: onelovefestival.co.nz
Then there’s a good number of options a bit further afield.
The Summer Concert Tour 2019 is well worth the trip to Whitianga, with Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson, Aussie rockers James Reyne and Mark Seymour of Australian Crawl and Hunters and Collectors fame, and Stop Your Fussin’ hitmaker Toni Childs. If that spins your wheels you’ll have to plan to get to the Whitianga Waterways Arena on Sunday January 27, because the Taupo show is sold out.
For some more edgy flavours there’s...
Mumford & Sons playing on the Outer Field at Auckland’s Western Springs Saturday, January 12.
Fatboy Slim at Hamilton’s Claudelands Arena Friday, January 25.
And that’s before we even get to the Eagles, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, George Ezra, Wellington’s Homegrown festival, The Proclaimers, as the year rolls on.
Maybe with all those choices it’s a good thing Six60’s one-and-only summer show at Auckland’s Western Springs in February is already sold out.