Fat Freddy's Drop – Summer Tour

After their stupendous tour in England and Europe, Kiwi reggae band Fat Freddy's Drop will bring their high octane Summer Tour on home soil playing in Wanaka, Kerikeri, Christchurch, Auckland and Havelock North this December to February 2018.

From combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys, Fat Freddy's Drop will play alongside with their well curated lineup starting with Aussie jazz-funk quartet Hiatus Kaiyote and British DJ Norman Jay MBE. This will be the third hook up with the legendary DJ who unleashed his good-time tunes supporting Freddy's at Ally Pally, London and last summer's Queenstown concert.

Special guests on the road include local stalwarts Ladi6 who join Freddy's for the love of music at Kainui Road Vineyard and The Nudge back for the annual drop at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert in Christchurch turns the tables with Freddy's playing as special guests for Salmonella Dub for their 25th Anniversary concert.

FFD will croon their way to their homeland in support of their upcoming album and following their sold out headlining show earlier this year at Villa Maria with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up.

Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay—Freddys' trombonist says the live show is "going to be different again by the time summer rolls around." He's especially looking forward to 'coming home to Kerikeri' having attended Kerikeri High School for a couple of years before his family moved to Whangarei.

The European/UK tour found the winners of the New Zealand Music International Achievement 2016 award once again making their mark at prestigious summer festivals and select headline shows performing to an excess of 100,000 people, drawing audiences equally in awe of the music and frenetic hi-jinks on stage.

"I've never seen so much crowd-surfing in my life. Perhaps, inspired by the passionate hip-thrusts of Joe Lindsay (aka Hopepa) who, mid-act comes out wearing sparkly underwear, a cape, and you guessed it, an enormous hat, many people, well over 50, threw themselves fearlessly into the crowd. This is the kind of music people go wild to, feel connected to, fall in love listening to, and all the more intensely when seeing the seven-piece play live." - Huffington Post

Fat Freddy's Drop truly have cemented their reputation as an international band that few can match. Their European Tour Manager Alex Bienkov says, "we just can’t seem to tour enough!"

Make sure you won't miss on what will be an astounding live performances of Fat Freddy's Drop this summer!


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