MOUNAIKI ~ By the Bright of Night

“The music pulsated throughout the room and the trance inducing rhythm seemed to put a spell on her….”

These are not only the words of the story MY BABY has written that lies at the heart of their fourth album, it also is the essence of what the band is bringing with their music and live show to an ever-growing audience.

 My baby is a Dutch/New Zealand trio that play roots driven hypnotic dance. It’s a sound informed by voodoo blues and ancient folk and then fused with the rawness of seventies funk, african desert blues, moroccan gnawa, indian raga and a touch of EDM.  They have been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance rave to the approval of audiences worldwide since 2012.

Jason Kerrison

Rocking our Wildfoods Stage…

Jason Kerrison was the lead singer of well known Kiwi band Op-shop which began in 2002. With many number one chart toppers under his belt, Jason is now on his solo venture and continuing to create awesome and new music.

In 2011, Kerrison was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to music.

We can’t wait for Jason to blow the Snail shells off our festival with his newly released
tongue in cheek single ‘I will if you will’

Katie Thompson

Our very own Hokitika native, country singer-songwriter Katie Thompson & The Crooked Mile will be playing on our Wildfoods main and VIP Stages.

Katie has hit the world stage with Pop royalty such as Sir Elton John and has recently released her 3rd album “Bittersweet”.

We’re counting down the days until Katie whips our West Coast Whitebait into country patties!

The Slacks

Taranaki’s most favourite (Rockabilly-Blues) Celtic-Country-Ska-Folk (Boogie-Woogie-Swing) playing guitar band is gunna be smashing out their tunes on our Main Stage!


Let the Rolling Vibe of The Slack’s gather no gloss and rubberise your soul with rough polish at the Wildfoods Festival.

DnD Showband (aka Desperate & Dateless)

One of NZ’s longest established and traveled live covers bands.

They’ll entertain you with their expansive repertoire and energetic delivery pumping out a showcase of rock and pop classics.

Be prepared to have your Wild Waffles waving!!

Dee May & the Saints

Get set for the hip-shakin’, toe-tappin’ vintage vibes of Dee May and the Saints! 
This band delivers their own intoxicating blend of Retro Rock ‘n Roll, Rockabilly, Swing and Jazz with a fistful of R&B, winding it all up with a mellow, soul seducing twist.

You’re sure to be up and jivin’ in no time!

Not Just Jazz

‘Not Just Jazz’ is the West Coast’s take on the classic big band experience. Originally set up by a small group of jazz enthusiasts ‘Just Jazz’ grew into a 15 piece big band with full sax, brass and rhythm sections. We have reinvented ourselves again, rebranding to “Not Just Jazz” and expanding our repertoire to include traditional big band and small group standards, as well as classic rock, Latin hip-movers and a few surprises! Come and be blown away by the big brass sound and epic vocals to get you swinging in your seat and tripping the light fantastic!

Woodstock Music Club

More info to follow…

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