Ōpotiki Lantern Festival 2024

Sat 20 January 2024
03:00 PM
Princess Street Reserve Ōpōtiki

Don’t miss this must do kiwi summer event jam packed with NZ’s hottest talent. The place that brings top notch entertainment straight to your front door!

The Opotiki Lantern Festival are thrilled to present this years party, and you are invited!

First Release Line up:


This 7 piece reggae, funk and summery vibe have been gracing the airwaves and our ears all across Aotearoa. Their songs “Blue eyed Maori”, “Chur Māori” and “Summertime in Aotearoa” take us back to our roots with them taking their inspiration from some of our great artists and creating their own sound.
With the familiar sounds that get us skanking to grooving, sit back – or get down – and enjoy.
Don’t miss out on their fresh reggae and soul as you will not be disappointed.

Che Kuo Eruera Ness aka “Che Fu

Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Pacific Music Awards, Che, the nostalgic sounds of Aotearoa, from being the front man of triple platinum Supergroove, “Cant get enough”, “You Gotta know”, to the smooth sounds of Hip Hop and the sounds of the Pacifika – “Chains” hitting the number one spot just after weeks after release in 1996 with DJ DLT, “Fade Away” and “Misty Frequencies”.
If his music didn’t shape your childhood, teens or adult life in general, were you even living? Let Che Fu bring back those happy festive times and let him lead you down memory lane to create new ones.

DJ Sir-Vere

Phil Bell is a hip hop artist, music TV presenter, and editor of iconic magazine Rip It Up.
He co-founded and ran the Aotearoa Hip Hop Summit for three years.
After hosting Max TV show The True School with DJ DLT in 1996, Sir-Vere and DLT were invited to host MTV’s Wrekognise.
His excellent sounds, mixing old skool with the new, is unmissable.

Bring the whole family down to Ōpōtiki’s biggest summer event and enjoy all the Ōpōtiki Lantern Festival has to offer!!

Second release to be announced Dec 1

Ticketing – Get your tickets here
First release ticket sales from from 1st Nov – 29th Nov (or while tickets last)
16yrs + $12 each plus booking fees
15 years under FREE. Must be accompanied by supervisor 16yrs + and must book a free ticket to get in gate.

Second release ticket sales available from 1st Dec 6pm – 20th Jan (or while stocks last)
16yrs + $15 each plus booking fees
15 years under FREE. Must be accompanied by supervisor 16yrs + and must book a free ticket to get in gate.

Gate Sales (cashless)
$20 at the gate. EFTPOS only. Tickets will only be available if second release tickets do not sell out.

What to Bring
Bring a blanket, sunscreen, a picnic or choose from one of our many kai stalls available.

A shade zone will be available for those wanting to bring gazebo’s or umbrellas.

Strictly no gang patches, smoking, pets/animals or alcohol permitted onsite

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