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Branded Summer Country Music Festival 2018

Hawke's Bay Racing Centre 300 Prospect Rd, Raureka, Hastings 26th - 28th Jan '18

Branded Summer Country Music Festival (formally Napier Country and Variety Music Festival) is holding a 5 day festival: 24 - 25th at the 'The Taradale Club, Whararangi Rd, Napier' and then 26 - 28th of January 2018, at the Hawke's Bay Racecourse in Hastings.

Our organiser Keith Willis who has over 40 years experience in the music industry both as an established vocalist and musician continues to organise multiple country music festivals in the Hawke's Bay, Te Awamutu and Taumarunui. His high profile band 'Branded' will be supporting a quality line up of entertainers.

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th Taradale Club
5pm - 10pm Open Mic & Invited Artists

Fridat 26th Hawkesbay Racecourse (Hastings)
3pm - 9pm Open Mic & Invited Artists

Saturday 27th
10am - 1pm Open Mic
1.30pm - 5pm Invited Artists
6pm - 10pm Showcase Concert

Sunday 28th
9.30am - 3 pm Gospel & Open Mic

List of Artists Playing:

  • Cooper's Run
  • Dennis August
  • Keith Pereira
  • The Fletchers
  • The Hantlers
  • Toner Sisters
  • Doug Erutoe
  • Anna Tukuitoga
  • Alanna Barkle
  • James Nuku
  • Derna Bennett
  • Lance Pene
  • Izzy and Kyme
  • Les Swete
  • Westie
  • Dave Ewart
  • Jas Tilyard
  • Jocelyn & George


Event tickets are $40 per person, for the whole 5 day weekend. Children under 16 FREE.

To book your tickets contact Keith Willis - 0274 290047, kawillis1954@gmail.com


Onsite parking for Certified Self-contained Motorhomes and Caravans available! Parking will be arranged by the event organisers. A simple one-off charge of $20 for each CSC motorhome/caravan/bus for the entire 5 days.

  • Ample onsite parking at both venues.
  • Showers and toilets available at the racecourse only.


  • Ticketing: Public
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