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