Mercury Bay Music Festival 2016 was a Great Success.

Held on Queen’s Birthday Weekend  - June 3-5it brought a World of Musical Talent Home to our Bay with over 30 artists in 3 days of music

Winner of the Young Guitarist Award -Sam Franicevic - films his experience at the 4 Day Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp in New York.

Join us in 2017 Mercury Bay Music Festival to celebrate and nurture Kiwi, international  and local musical talent, right here in our own beautiful Coromandel community. 

For this family-friendly event, we will line up a fabulous mix of artists who will grace us with  an eclectic variety  of  jazz, big band, blues, folk, world, J-Pop and acoustic music, all in  intimate and easy to reach venues in Whitianga.

Indulge your own Inner Musician

To foster our local Kiwi talent, many of our artists will also generously share their skills in workshops over the weekend, which will be open to aspiring Kiwi musicians of all abilities and all ages.

We also welcome and encourage budding performers to be actively involved through busking, jamming and open mic sessions and we will be partnering with Whitianga café and restaurant venues to provide you with just the right stage to shine.

Make sure you plan to join us in Whitianga over Queen’s Birthday, to listen to or to learn from our rich line up of artists.  You might even come be a star in your own right, but do come and be inspired at the Mercury Bay Music Festival, a family-friendly festival bringing the world of musical talent home to our own Mercury Bay.

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Here are just some of the great artists performing at the festival

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Tickets are on sale now on EventFinda,  The General Admission price goes to $69.00 for adults, Child – 16 and under: $49.00, or you can buy a Family Pass – two


Helpers and Volunteers

This festival is all about being involved in the musical identity of Mercury Bay and having fun doing it

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Young Guitarist Awards

Do you have amazing skills as a guitarist that you want to show and grow? Are you between the ages of 16 and 25 and are you ready to pit



In an effort to attract our younger music students along, we are introducing $20 Youth Pricing for our hands-on skills workshops at the Mercury Bay Area School.  See below and book your space now, as capacity is limited. This is

A huge vote of thanks to our   Funders and Sponsors