Final Programme and Last Minute Information

Only two sleeps away from the Mercury Music Festival and we are ready party and play. Weather-wise we may experience some rain on Saturday, and Sunday is looking great. No matter the weather, we are geared up with cosy under-cover venues. The Whitianga Hotel Garden bar is now enclosed and the Town Hall and Ray White are weather independent. Our …

Free Parking for Motorhomes in the Heart of our Festival

The TCDC and Mercury Music Festival Offers Free Parking for Self-contained Motorhomes over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Situated in the centre of the Festival, Taylor’s mistake at 42 Albert St in Whitianga has been made available, free of charge, for certified self-contained motorhomes. There is a capacity of around 40 vans and space will be allocated on a first-in basis. Motorhome …

Hands-on Workshops

Hands-on learning and participation is core to the Mercury Music Festival. We are fortunate that some of our visiting artists are giving their time to lead group and in some cases, one-on-one hands-on musicianship workshops, while they are here. Attendance of workshops is open to all ages and all skills. The workshops (with the exception of the The Mercury Music …

Looking for Volunteers

On June 3 and 4th , Whitianga will be transformed into a “Village Of Music”, as the Mercury Music Festival returns with two days of world class musical talent which covers an amazing variety of genres from blues, reggae, rock and indie to funk, gospel and jazz. There is literally music for every taste. Come be a part of fantastic …

Festival News 27 March

Just a reminder that a strictly limited number of tickets are on sale now at an Early Bird Discount of 15% on EventFinda. This offer ends on Friday, the 31st of March at 11.59 pm, so make sure you get in now and save on your tickets to the Mercury Music Festival. Use Promo Code EARLYBIRD. Also we are looking …

Louie Shelton Featured in the Informer

Text Iconic Session Guitarist Louie Shelton is coming to the Mercury Music Festival. Born in Little Rock, and playing guitar since the age of 9, Louie Shelton has played for decades, delivering signature guitar riffs and solos on more hit records than any other session guitarist in history. Louie’s first band at the age of 12 – Shelby Cooper & …

Early Bird Tickets Now Available

The excitement is building, as the Mercury Music Festival 2017 vision becomes a reality. Expanding on the best parts of the festival last year, organisers are working behind the scenes with Whitianga and Greater Mercury Bay businesses to create a “Village of Music” in the middle of the Whitianga Township. The “Village of Music” aims to be one extended musical …

Preliminary Programme Released for Mercury Music Festival

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. These will take place over two days, Saturday 3rd …

Announcing Mercury Music Festival 2017

With the support of local businesses and the TCDC, the centre of Whitianga will become a hub of song, dance and fun for vistors and locals alike. Our “Village” will comprise a fan trail-inspired festival atmostphere with stalls, buskers and talent, connecting our two main venues – the Whitianga Hotel Garden Bar and the Town Hall – with surrounding bars …