The NZ Cider Festival isn't just about Cider!

A line up of great entertainment has been selected that will form the framework for a festive, fun, family day out, including: excellent music, celebrity talks, tastings and the kids entertainment area

Music Timetable

1:30pm – 2:15pm 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

3:15pm – 4:00pm

4:15pm – 5:15pm

5:30pm – 7:00pm

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 Bryce Wastney

Discover the music of New Zealand singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney. A seasoned and well travelled live performer guaranteed to impress with his well crafted songs, husky vocals and accomplished guitar playing. Bryce’s music traverses folk, country, rock and pop – always soulful whatever the genre. It’s the ideal soundtrack for the traveler and free spirit in us all.

Bryce has shared the stage with many of Australasia's top artists like Guy Sebastian, The Mockers, Marlon Williams, Anna Coddington, Stu Larsen to name a few. Also he has been busy on the recording side of things releasing 4 full length albums,  2 x 6 track Acoustic EP's, and the Songbook & Six String live concert collaboration (Live CD + DVD) with New Zealand music icon Paul Ubana Jones. Bryce now happily based in Nelson owns and runs Hummingbird Recording Studio in Nelson and enjoys coaching 2 local primary school rock bands.

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 Sam Wilson

As a local singer-songwriter, Sam has played  in several local bands and also does solo gigs. He used to make cider for a local brewery and is now is entertaining us at this years festival. 

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 So then, Kramit in a nutshell... Covers band and Original Music as required... "Folk to Funk and everything in between". Playing together for 17 years. Originally from Southland, now happily based in “Sunny Nelson” NZ! Kramit have been busy (between gigs) recording the all original album “Electric Chocolate” (Acoustic Alt-Pop) and re-releasing their 2009 award winning album The House of Kramit - The Next Session. Whether playing original music or their diverse repertoire as a covers band, sweet harmonies and groovy bass lines drive their sound. 

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 Reece Milton

Reece Milton is a Nelson born singer/ songwriter about to hit the NZ music scene with his debut single ‘Once in a Lifetime’, recorded in Nelson at Studiobox and produced by legendary UK producer Greg Haver.

A rich and soulful guitar player, Reece has a contemporary sound that is inspired by Jazz and Funk, yet still sitting confidently in the pop genre. He is heavily influenced by John Mayer and Ed Sheeren.

After receiving a management contract with Studiobox Creative, Reece is currently completing his first studio album to be released in 2020, you don’t want to miss your chance to see Reece Milton.

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 Niko Ne Zna

Niko Ne Zna are a high-Octane nine-piece musical extravaganza filled with wildly infectious rhythms and beautifully hypnotic melodies. It will be hard to resist the urge to move and groove when this band starts playing their captivating original music, along side beloved tunes from the Romani-Soaked Balkan states.

The band has three of their original songs featured in the film, “What We Do In the Shadows’ which was a cult hit in cinemas in New Zealand and film festival around the world.

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Kids Zone

This year’s NZ Cider Festival Kids’ Zone is bursting with unique games to play and make! The GK Events Hire team will entertain kids of all ages using fun apple themed art, science and technology challenges.

Make apple juice the old fashioned way, have your face painted or create something special to take home. These activities are not to be missed!


In Your Dreams Face Painting

In Your Dreams Face Painting will be on site this year. They are a professional face and body painting service using biodegradable glitters, stencilling and hand painting techniques.

SnapSpot Photo Booth

Make sure you get a snap of you and your friends at the SnapSpot Photo Booth located inside the Energy Centre.