First line-up announce for Bay Dreams 2021 set to steal the show this summer. Grammy award-winning Flume to headline alongside Pendulum Trinity and Peking Duk. Summer’s premium line-up features acts from New Zealand and Australia.


3 January – Trust Power Bay Park, The Mount
5 January – Trafalgar Park, Nelson


With the world’s live music industry hit hard by COVID-19, New Zealand is now primed to bring music lovers one of the best summers on record. And leading the charge is the country’s biggest and most popular festivals, Bay Dreams.

Organisers have been hard to work securing some of Australasia’s top acts for Bay Dreams 2021, which will be held at Trust Power Bay Park at The Mount on January 3 and also at Trafalgar Park in Nelson on January 5, 2021.

Presented by Greenroom Vodka and The Edge, Bay Dreams 2021 will be headlined by the Grammy Award-winning Australian act, Flume. Other big names also featuring on the 2021 line-up include Pendulum Trinity, Peking Duk, George Maple, HP Boyz (North Island), L.A.B. (South Island) Montell2099, The Upbeats & Tali, Sachi and Nyxen.

An exciting second line-up announce is also coming soon!

Flume is without a question one of the most well-known names in electronic music The Australian producer rose to prominence as a teenage in 2012 with his self-titled debut. The album topped the ARIA charts and took four spots in triple j’s coveted Hottest 100. It set the scene for international stardom, with Flume going on to perform at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and then returning with his Grammy-winning album SKIN, which featured the hits ‘Never Be Like You’ and ‘Kai’. Flume has continued to dominate charts and festivals stages around the world.

In March 2019, Flume shared HI THIS IS FLUME, a 38 minute mixtape and his first music since the widely-acclaimed and globally successful LP, SKIN. The mixtape showcases Flume’s talents as a pioneering electronic producers, one admired for exploring and melding complex sounds and making them sound like they’ve always existed. It’s accompanied by a striking visualiser directed by Harley’s friend and collaborator, Jonathan Zawada.

His latest song, ‘The Difference’ is a collaboration with Toro Y Moi. Speaking of the release, Flume says; ‘We made this song between a day at my place in LA and a day at Chaz’s spot in Oakland. This was our first time working together, I’ve been a Toro Y Moi fan for a while. His song ‘Talamak’ is a longtime favourite. I listened to that one a lot when I first started Flume as a project.”

Last week, he dropped a surprise remix of Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue’ – which started as a quarantine Instagram post and evolved to a release after messaging with the original band members during lockdown.

The electronic extraordinaire will share the bill with fellow Australian acts such as Pendulum Trinity, a concept launched in late 2019 by the famed trio Pendulum; and dynamic duo Peking Duk, who made their mark with hits such as ‘High’ and ‘Strange’ featuring Elliphant.

The exciting vocalist and producer George Maple, who has had more than 340 million streams on Spotify, makes her Bay Dreams debut in what promises to be an electrifying performance at both North and South festivals.

Meanwhile flying the flag for New Zealand, will be some of the best acts around. They include chart-toppers L.A.B (South Island) – who recently sold out Auckland’s Spark Arena. Also on the bill is Montell2099, who before going into lockdown at home in NZ, was busy playing shows across the United States and wowing crowd with his fresh brand of moody, ethereal, bass-drive trap. Another is electro-pop duo Sachi, whose energetic live sets and hits such as ‘Sparking My Fire’ and ‘Shelter’ have made them festival favourites.

Other must-see acts on the first announcement are HP Boyz (North Island), The Upbeats & Tali, Home Brew, Nyxen, GG Magree, Katchafire, Royalston, Deadbeat Concord Dawn, Melodownz, Fairbrother, Sin, Ekko & Sidetrack, and Dolphin Friendly. Stay tuned for the second line-up announcement coming soon with more big names still to be announced.

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