The Highlife New Years Eve Experience

Highlife Entertainment is excited to announce that the Highlife NYE Experience will be returning to the beautiful surroundings of the Matakana coast and winery district this New Years Eve.

“The festival has been reformulated with an all new set-up, layout and design”, says Highlife's Adam Bennett. “The event will be marketed as a boutique festival targeted towards a mature audience and tickets will be limited to create an intimate festival environment with a quality crowd.”

Held at the magnificent Matakana Country Park, this year’s event will feature 4 areas of music accompanied by an array of themed party and chill out areas for you to enjoy. Expect an event of international festival standard employing the skills of some of the industries best, specialist production teams, music artists and event creators.

An expansive range of all your favourite music genres doing it big right now will be on offer, including funk, indie, house, hip-hop, RnB, electro, live, jazz, breaks, nu disco, dub, world, drum & bass and more, served up by a titan line up of international and local acts!

Safety, service and comfort are always paramount at any Highlife Entertainment event and the Highlife NYE Experience is certainly no exception. Efficient means of service are in place so that your drink orders or toilet stops don't keep you from partying!

The Highlife NYE Experience guarantees amazing music and live performances, delicious food stalls, warplane aerial acrobatic displays, meticulous production and safety standards, interactive crowd initiatives and a heart-pounding fireworks display to open 2012 with a bang! All of this and you alongside a cast of thousands that are up for a really enjoyable, happy and memorable experience at a top-notch world-revered holiday location just shy of some the best beaches on Earth! Sound good? Thought so!

Line up:

Crazy P - full live band (UK) 

Pete Rock (USA) 

A.Skillz (UK) 

Vandalism (Aus) 

Ugly Duckling (USA) 

DJ Spen (USA) 

P Money 


Bevan Keys 

The ARC 

Dick Johnson 

Kolab & Mikey Rockwell (live) 

Jolyon Petch & Sam Hill 

Nick D 

Karn Hall 

Maya & Vanya 

Clarke Gayford 

The Sweetmix Kids 

Grant Marshall & General Lee 

And many many more!

VIP tickets:

For those of you with a more discerning party candour we offer a premium VIP area situated smack in amongst the action overlooking the main stage along with perfect views of the midnight fireworks display. This exclusive and strictly limited capacity upgrade to your event experience offers a privileged new location to party in complete with a full restaurant thanks to The Stables Matakana, designer décor and furniture, top-shelf spirits, champagnes and luxury restrooms.

Your VIP upgrade gives you complimentary VIP vehicle parking, a VIP neck tag and lanyard with 3 complimentary drink tabs, swift VIP entry into the festival and access to the exclusive VIP area.

VIP upgrades are $85 + BF on top of the GA ticket price.

Highlife NYE Summer Camp ground - Omaha Beach:

3 night stay - $80 + bf (includes your return bus transfer to and from Highlife NYE) 

1 night stay - $30 + bf (includes your return bus transfer to and from Highlife NYE)

George Fm party on December 30th (Line up to be announced) 

NYE pre party on Dec 31st (Line up to be announced)

Facilities on site include:

- Quality music & DJ's every day 

- Shower facilities (Only available to those who have booked 2 or 3 night stays) 

- Port-A-Loo toilets cleaned daily 

- Affordable food, beverage and summer supplies 

- Fresh running water 

- Phone charging & power stations 

- 24/7 security 

- Free carparking 

- Free bus transfers to & from the Highlife NYE event 

- Jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards for hire 

- Exclusive waters-edge access 

And more!

Check-in/registration opens at 8am on the 30th December and closes at 8pm each evening and all campers can enjoy a stay up until 4pm January 2nd, 2012 at which time the campground will close.

For more details visit our website:

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  • Steffan says
    Doing Rhythm and Vines this year, but if this runs again next year, would be totally keen! Some pretty good acts too.

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