Celebrate the Auckland Anniversary Weekend at That Weekend 2023 – a two-day festival featuring some of the biggest stars in music! Featuring Australian pop duo The Veronicas, Australian electronic dance music producer Luude, and New Zealand-Australian musician Jordan Rakei as headliners, the festivals will take place at the Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel in Okoroire from January 28–29, 2023. Enjoy music from some of the most celebrated electronic dance music acts in NZ at That Weekend 2023. Tickets for this event are brought to you by the Ticket Fairy.
That Weekend 2023 will set up four stages across the venue for the performances. The biggest of them all is the Valley Stage, where attendees can enjoy live music “with native bush surroundings.” Top-notch DJs will take the Forest stage, and partygoers can sing along to their favorite songs at the Karaoke stage with mystery guest performances. Find the finest local DJs offering the most superb mixes at the Hot Springs stage.
Expect to be treated to tennis courts, great music, hot spring spas, a pub, and a golf course; what more do you need for the perfect weekend getaway?
Learn more about the line-up below –
The Veronicas – an award-winning duo comprised of identical twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso are set to headline That Weekend 2023. They performed at the Grapevine Gathering last year and are scheduled to take the When We Were Young stage in Las Vegas this October.
Luude is known widely for his solo works and contributions to the electronic music duo Choomba. He has played at many reputed festivals, including Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and Reading. The DJ took home the best dance electronic release trophy at the ARIA awards in 2022 for his track ‘Down Under’ featuring Colin Hay.
New Zealand-born multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei is a London-based artist whose talent was also exhibited on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series. He has had gigs across the UK, Europe, and Australia, and has also performed at festivals during his career.
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The Black Seeds’ sound includes reggae, soul, dub, and funk. Along with performing at venues and festivals across New Zealand, their music has also reached the One Love Festival New Zealand and Jim Beam Homegrown last year. Last month, they were the supporting act for American singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. The Black Seeds’ latest musical release is a ten-track album titled ‘Love & Fire,’ which was rolled out in June 2022.
Australian psychedelic rock band Babe Rainbow are also on the bill for That Weekend 2023. Since debuting in the mid-2010s, the effervescent outfit has released five full-length album with the most recent one being ‘The Organic Band’ (2022). They have taken the Desert Daze, Splendour in the Grass, and BASSINTHEGRASS stages, amongst others, and has also toured across the US.
Flamingo Pier is a music collective that plays live music, throws dance parties, and gets behind the decks at remarkable events. They were on the Le Currents line-up and played at Soundway Sunday Session, Shoreline Festival in Egypt, and The Longline Classic. In November 2022, they unveiled the line-up for the first Waiheke Festival 2023, scheduled to take place next month.
Australian DJ Hot Dub Time Machine had numerous gigs last year, including Printworks London and Mardi Gras New Zealand. For 2023, they are scheduled to take the Dream Machine stage in Bali and Camp Bestival Dorset in the UK, along with That Weekend 2023.
Summer Thieves, a band made up of four friends, have previously performed at Soundsplash and Rhythm and Vines. Having toured Australia and New Zealand in 2022, they will play as part of the 2023 line-up of the upcoming Electric Avenue Music Festival. Summer Thieves amassed over 4 million streams on Spotify last year.
Frank Booker has toured across Europe, Japan, the USA, and Australia and offers outstanding DJ sets. He has played alongside Moodymann, Dam Funk, and François K. Booker has also gotten behind the decks for private events, including those for Prince.
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Tāmaki based DJ Bbyfacekilla played at Northern Bass last year and will head to the Laneway Festival NZ and 121 Festival after That Weekend 2023.
DJ Half Queen has been busy with gigs across Europe, New Zealand, and the UK. They also took the Brisbane Festival and Summer Camp Festival stage.
Rising stars KÉDU CARLÖ are an electronic duo comprising best friends Jess Penson and Carly Gill. Their latest musical release is ‘Sabi Sabi.’
Drummer (with New Zealand’s septet Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, and Opensouls) and DJ/producer Julien Dyne is also an electronic music artist. His sound is inspired by instrumental jazz, funk, and hip-hop.
After performing at Soundsplash, Auckland-based band Daffodils toured in Australia and had gigs in New Zealand. They also opened for Grammy-nominated indie rock band Wet Leg at their Auckland show.
Gisborne-born DJ Witters, who is one of the finest producers in the New Zealand drum & bass scene, is set to take That Weekend 2023 with MC Crafty.
Multi-genre artist Bontempo got behind the deck at Longline Classic and was also on the Le Currents line-up last year.
Alternative rock band No Cigar has graced multiple festival stages, including Rhythm and Vines and Outfield. They are set to hit the road in Australia next month. Last year, the group toured across New Zealand in support of their debut album ‘Bienvenido.’
One of the most exciting artists, WHO SHOT SCOTT, is an Iraqi-born producer who has taken the Soundsplash and Rhythm and Vines stages.
DJ Andyheartthrob performed at Longline Classic last year after previously appearing at Nest Fest and other venues in New Zealand. She is currently experimenting with house and dance music.
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Electronic producer 33 Below, stage name of Jack Laven, is one of NZ’s top rising DJs. He has played at festivals such as Coro Classic, Rhythm and Vines, That Weekend, and Baseline. The producer has worked with fellow New Zealand singer-songwriter MCK on ‘Burning.’
DJ Teto, one half of SYRUP, will take the Summer Classic stage following That Weekend 2023.
Rhys Rich, whose music is a blend of RnB, soul, and hip-hop, has been the supporting act for artists including Ladi6, Vayne, Church, and more.
DJ Sammie will get behind the That Weekend 2023 deck as part of her ongoing summer tour. The producer is making a name for herself in the NZ dance music scene with her unique sound, inspired by 90s house and RnB music.
PARK RD, a four-piece indie pop band from West Auckland, toured with Spacey Jane last year and also hit the road in New Zealand.
House and techno DJ Aunty El was on the High Tide and Baseline Festival line-up. She will also set the Jim Beam Homegrown dance floor on fire this March.
Hurricane Emily is a DJ who will take the Outfield and Splore stage next month, following their appearance at That Weekend.
SANOI has had releases on some of the most renowned labels, including Bar25 Music, Magician On Duty, and Stil vor Talent. “Playing @that_weekend in January!!! Can’t wait to share the tunes I have been cooking up over the winter months!” he shared on Instagram. The incredible dance music DJ will also take the Splore festival stage this year.
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New Zealand’s Alba Rose played at Tora Bombora and performed at the Auckland Museum last year. The indie-soul singer-songwriter also had gigs across the country to promote her new single ‘Mountains.’
Twoföld, a bass/dance music DJ duo consisting of Liam Gray and Jared Tooley, graced the Mardi Gras NZ festival for the first time last year. They will culminate their ongoing summer tour at That Weekend 2023.
Drum & bass artist Worthy has been on support duties for Bru-C, Degs, and Hospital Records’ Unglued last year. He was also part of the Rolling Meadows and Longline Classic line-up in 2022.
Zeki, Nice Girl, Matthew Young, and singer-songwriter Cassie Henderson are on the card to perform at That Weekend 2023 next week. Aunty El, Whitney Wainui, DJ-duo HarrisonJupe (who were also on the Rhythm and Vines line-up), and producer Hyan (DJ for WHO SHOT SCOTT) rounds out the fantastic roster of artists this year!
Information about tickets and travel:
The following ticket and camping options are available for That Weekend 2023 for solo visitors and groups: 2-Day Festival Dass, Single-Day Festival Pass, Fairway Campground, Hot Springs Campground, and Self Contained Commune.
Exclusive group package deals: Pre-pitched tent package for 2, 3 or 4 people, Teepee package for 2 or 4 people, and Chalet group package.
Additionally, bus services have been made available for attendees on both days at 2:30 PM from Matamata I-Site and Tauranga City Centre Bus Stop. Buses will return to these locations at 11 PM and 1 AM on both nights.
Artists performing at That Weekend 2023: The Veronicas | Luude | Jordan Rakei | The Black Seeds | Babe Rainbow | Flamingo Pier | Hot Dub Time Machine | Summer Thieves | Frank Booker | Bbyfacekilla | Half Queen | KÉDU CARLÖ | Matthew Young | Julien Dyne | Daffodils | Witters & MC Crafty | Bontempo | No Cigar | WHO SHOT SCOTT | Andyheartthrob | 33 Below | Rhys Rich | Sammie | Teto | Park Rd | Cassie Henderson | Aunty El | Hurricane Emily | Sanoi | Alba Rose | Twoföld | Worthy | HarrisonJupe | Hyan
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