Top Paddock Festival confirms first lineup

Monday 3 July 2017

Top Paddock Festival confirms first lineup

Returning after a brilliant inaugural celebration is Top Paddock Festival all set to ring in the new year with a bang this December!

The iconic Lake Hawea Hotel provides a stunning backdrop for the festival amidst the surrounding lake and mountains. With camping available both on the festival site and a short walk away at the Holiday Park, waking up to the magnificent surroundings would arguably be one of the best ways to welcome 2018.

Here's the first announcement of the amazing line-up of local and international acts led by: Kaylee Bell, Hurricane Fall (AU), Jody Direen, Assembly Required, Cam Luxton and Jenny Harraway.

Coming off a whirlwind year including performances at both Keith Urban and The Dixie Chicks New Zealand shows, Kiwi Kaylee Bell will headline Top Paddock, adding to her impressive history of huge international shows – in Nashville and countless mainstage appearances at Australia's major music festivals.

Kaylee promises to bring her captivating stage presence, huge voice, and catchy country-pop to the Top Paddock stage. Rousing sing-alongs are to be expected from her energetic set, especially with her smash singles – 'Getting Closer' (number 1 on the NZ iTunes singles chart), 'Pieces' (number 1 radio chart in Australia, NZ APRA Best Country Song 2015), and 'That's What I Call Crazy' (Australia's Top 10 Most Played Country Songs of 2016).

Joining Kaylee on the bill is the Australian four-piece rockers Hurricane Fall, who will bring their rock-edge country sound after their immediate success with their self-titled EP peaking at no. 2 on iTunes country chart in Australia.

Local queen of country and 2017 Vodafone NZCMA best album winner Jody Direen returns to the festival along with sensational YouTube stars Assembly Required who co-headlined with Jody last year. Canterbury-based Cam Luxton and Golden Guitar winner Jenny Harraway round out this year's first artist announcement.

With more acts still to be announced, NYE plans for 2017 are sorted. Stay tuned for more information and a second lineup announcement soon!

Top Paddock is the Southern New Year festival not to be missed!