Su­per­star DJ’s to fly in for Mud­topia


‘‘There's noth­ing else like Mud­topia in the South­ern Hemi­sphere, it will be one of a kind’’

Aus­tralian elec­tronic mu­sic duo Pek­ing Duk have been named as the sec­ond head­line act for Ro­torua’s Mud­topia Fes­ti­val.

They will join Kiwi drumn-bass act Shapeshifter in the head­line slots.

Round­ing out the line up for the Satur­day night R18 con­cert, Kiwi DJ artists Chores will be get­ting the crowd warmed up be­fore the head­line acts take to the stage at Ro­torua’s Arawa Park race­course dur­ing the three-day fes­ti­val be­ing held on De­cem­ber 1-3.

Newly-an­nounced day time Mud Stage acts in­clude mul­ti­di­men­sional elec­tronic artists Jupiter Project and Troy Kingi’s roots band who will join an al­ready an­nounced line up which in­cludes DJs Aroha, Hamish Crocker and Il­lBaz, and live acts Anika Moa, Ja­son Ker­ri­son, Hol­lie Smith and Melodownz.

A host of per­for­mances by cul­tural, mu­sic and street artists from around the Bay of Plenty re­gion will also pro­vide non-stop en­ter­tain­ment across the three days of the fes­ti­val.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Sarah Lewis said the Mud Stage line up is just the be­gin­ning of what’s on of­fer at the uniquely Kiwi fes­ti­val which is set to be­come a ‘must-do’ on the global fes­ti­val cal­en­dar.

‘‘It just doesn’t get much bet­ter than the com­bi­na­tion of a live mu­sic fes­ti­val boast­ing a huge line up of non-stop beats, get­ting amongst the muddy ac­tion with your mates and then chill­ing out to ex­pe­ri­ence world-class well­ness treat­ments.

‘‘There’s noth­ing else like Mud­topia in the South­ern Hemi­sphere, it will be one of a kind, a cel­e­bra­tion of Ro­torua’s iconic sta­tus as a trea­sured geother­mal and cul­tural re­gion and the per­fect place for a mas­sive week­end of fun with friends.’’

Us­ing mud pow­der from the Ro­torua re­gion, 350,000 litres of water-con­sis­tency liq­uid mud will trans­form part of the fes­ti­val area into a Mud Arena where in­flat­able ob­sta­cles and slides, games, chal­lenges and a mud run de­signed by the Tough Guy & Gal op­er­a­tors will pro­vide an ac­tion­packed play­ground.

For those who want to un­wind, health and well­ness ex­pe­ri­ences will be of­fered in the Mud Day Spa, us­ing Ro­torua mud prod­ucts and treat­ments, with morn­ing jogs or walks and yoga ses­sions also on of­fer. The fes­ti­val will also fea­ture street food ven­dors and li­censed ar­eas.


Fes­ti­val favourites Pek­ing Duk have been con­firmed as Satur­day’s head­line act at the Mud­topia Fes­ti­val. Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Sarah Lewis

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