While your dreams of sun-soaked moshing at R&V may be ruined because of Covid-19, that doesn't mean there aren't other places to have a good time this summer.

Re: has put together a list of some festivals, concerts and gigs happening over the next few months. 

Rhythm & Alps

Rhythm & Alps will be going ahead in Wanaka from December 29 to December 31. 

Some last minute tickets are available on their website for those who wish to soak in those beautiful southern views. 

Artists like L.A.B, Kora, Salmonella Dub ft. Tiki Taane and Shapeshifter will be performing. 

Rhythm & Vines - postponed

For a lot of rangatahi in Aotearoa, going to R&V is a massive summer staple. 

Unfortunately, R&V announced on Instagram it would not go ahead because Gisborne was under the red traffic light setting. 

The good news is the festival will be take place from April 15 to April 17 next year. The organisers have called this R&V Easter 2022

Le Currents - cancelled 

Le Currents festival in Lake Taupō has been cancelled. 

On Facebook, the organisers wrote that with the Government announcing that the Lakes District would remain in red until December 30, "Le Currents was not able to ahead".

Initially planning to move the festival to January 7, the organisers tallied up refund requests and found the new date did not work for more than 70 percent of initial festival goers. 

"Now to continue with the new date would be unviable, both in terms of putting on a high quality show and in terms of the vibe and layout of the site," the organisers wrote.

"We have tried our absolute best to keep Le Currents alive this summer but we have now had to make the very difficult decision to cancel for this upcoming season."

However, the festival would return next year. 

Laneway Festival - ???

In September 2020, Laneway Festival announced it would take a year off due to border closures and the unpredictability of Covid-19. 

Its website said "sending our love and support to all our loyal crew and suppliers who we hope to see again, along with all the punters, in summer 2022". 

"Keep an eye on our socials for an update on Laneway Festival's Australian events in the coming months."

One Love

Aotearoa’s biggest Reggae music festival happening in sunny Tauranga from January 29 to 30. 

The lineup includes Stan Walker, Kolohe Kai, Rebel Souljahz, J Boog, Spawnbreezie, Katchafire and so much more. 

Tickets are sold out but you can try your luck buying resale tickets from the official One Love website.


As the most streamed artist on Spotify New Zealand this year, it’s not a real, classic Kiwi summer without a bit of Six60. 

They'll be touring the country from March to April. Here's where they're touring: 

Rotorua: March 5 - Rotorua International Stadium

Dunedin: March 12 - Forsyth Barr Stadium

Christchurch: March 19 - Orangetheory Stadium

Wellington: March 26 - Sky Stadium    

Napier: April 2 - McLean Park

Auckland: April 9 - Eden Park


Releasing his debut album, Something To Feel, this year, TEEKS has quickly become one of Aotearoa’s favourite musicians.  

TEEKS will be performing next year in Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin. Here are the dates and locations:

Hamilton: February 18 - Hamilton Gardens

Wellington: March 4 - Anderson Park

Dunedin: April 2 - Fortune Festival at University Oval

Open to all ages, Splore will be going ahead at Tāpapakanga Regional Park this year from February 25 to February 27. 

Acts from the festival will include Genesis Owusu, Amanda Palmer, Diggy Dupé, TEEKS, Kora and many more.

Make sure you don’t miss out on a second chance to see TEEKS and any of your other favourite artists. 


Winning four awards at the AMA’s, L.A.B are set to do a tour in January.

Supporting acts will include Sir Dave Dobbyn, Ladi6, The Black Seeds, Katchafire, JessB & RIIKI.

Here are their tour dates:

New Plymouth: January 8 - Bowl of Brooklands, 

Christchurch: January 15 - Hagley Park (with Shapeshifter), 

Auckland: January 22 - Western Springs Stadium

The Others Way

The Others Way will take over K' Rd on Saturday 22nd January 2022. 

There will be performances from Lawrence Arabia, Diggy Dupé, Julia Deans, Space Waltz, Coolies, Earth Tongue, Fazerdaze and others.

Electric Avenue

Electric Avenue will be taking place at Christchurch’s Hagley Park on February 22. 

If you’re keen to see BENEE, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Drax Project, Peking Duk, TEEKS, Muroki or Savage, you’ll be in the right place. 

If you’re looking to cut shapes to some Drum and Bass then Hidden Valley in Matakana is the place to be on January 2.

International acts like Wilkinson, Dom Dolla, Kanine, and Nina Las Vegas will be performing. 

Hidden Lakes

For DnB lovers in the South Island, Hidden Lakes kicks off on January 2. 

Taking place in Christchurch’s Hagley Park, the lineup includes Wilkinson, Kanine, Hybrid Minds, Friction, Skream, Prospa and heaps more. 


#Hīkoito100 is a movement that aims to rally iwi vaccinations. 

Northland iwi, Ngāti Kuri, also hope to have an outdoor music festival at the end of summer to celebrate iwi resilience with people who are vaccinated in the community. 

Headline acts will be announced in the next few weeks. 

Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival is Aotearoa's newest reggae festival. 

Happening in Whangamatā on January 2, the line-up includes the likes of Katchafire, The Black Seeds and Muroki.

Top image: Crowds enjoying themselves at outdoor music festival. Photo: iStock

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