Preliminary Programme Released for Mercury Music Festival

The Programme is under construction and there is more to come


  • Check out our  artist’s page to learn more about who you want to see
  • Venue 1 performances at the Town Hall at 11am and go through until around 11.30pm
  • Venue 3 performances at the Whitianga Hotel Garden Bar will go from 11 am until around 8 pm with possible jam sessions in the bar from 8 on Sunday
  • All artists will perform at least twice over the course of the two days and average performance times are 1 hour

We will have some of the top musicians and performers on both sides of the Tasman involved in this festival. Expect the unexpected. Don’t be surprised if guest musicians are invited onstage to join with another act. There will be lots of interaction between our artists. That’s where the magic happens.

Workshops and masterclasses/ Instrument clinics

These will take place over two days, Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th June. See the workshops page for full details on the dates and times. Bookings for workshops can be done through Eventfinda. There are more workshops to come so stay connected.

Busking and open mic sessions

The festival will provide some opportunities for non-scheduled buskers and open mic sessions.
You must register and if possible send us a video link of what you do. It doesn’t need to be professional; it’s just to give us an idea.