The Bay Dreams music festival is coming to Trafalgar Park in January – and it’s sold out already. Photo: Bay Dreams.

Trafalgar Park concert a sell-out


You’d be dreaming if you were still hoping to get a ticket to the inaugural Bay Dreams Nelson.

The all-day music festival sold out in less than two months, after first being announced back in May.

The 20,000 tickets went on sale at the end of July and sold out last week.

Promoters say that over half the entire capacity pre-registered for tickets, and on the day early-bird tickets went on sale they were “flying out the door” with the ticketing site “struggling to keep up with demand.”

To be held at Trafalgar Park on Friday, January 4 from 11am – 11:30pm, Bay Dreams Nelson is the sister festival to the Mt Maunganui event, which has established itself as one of New Zealand’s most popular summer music outings.

The R18 event features a line-up of both international and kiwi artists, including Cardi-B, Shapeshifter, Tash Sultana, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk, Katachafire and more.

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says having a major music festival event at Trafalgar Park, with local and international artists, will add to Nelson’s already “blossoming” suite of summer events.

“The All Blacks test showed how Nelsonians can really get in behind these events, and the city as a whole can really put on a show. We look forward to working with the organisers to make sure Bay Dreams is another successful event for Nelson.”