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"The South Island's largest Country Music and camping festival!"

iHeart Radio Top Paddock Festival, the South Island's largest country music and camping festival, is returning to Lake Hawea for the third year December 31st, 2018. There will be 9 acts, 2 stages and more than 8.5 hours of entertainment!

The iconic outdoor venue provides an amazing backdrop for the Festival amidst the surrounding lake and mountains. With motorhome and caravan sites available, waking up to the magnificent view of Lake Hawea is the best way to start 2019. The addition of a second stage this year and various other additions will make Top Paddock bigger and better!

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The Artists

Coming off a whirlwind year including record-breaking sell out shows in Australia, five-piece male band Hurricane Fall will co-headline Top Paddock, bringing a massive show with a mix of original and rousing sing-along covers set to impress.

Joining Hurricane Fall on the bill is Australian’s Germein, a sister band in the midst of a 15 date stadium tour with Birtish supergroup ‘Little Mix’ in the U.K.

New Zealands queen of country and 2017 Vodafone NZCMA best album winner Jody Direen is back to deliver a great performance. 

Abby Christo, former half of X-Factor finalist hit Kiwi duo, Mae Valley, is set to entertian a bubbly, upbeat show as she embarks on her solo career. 

Assembly Required return with their hard-hitting guitars and powerfully raw vocals after a ring of sell-out shows across New Zealand. 

Kaylee Bell brings her smash hits back to the stage after astounding success including reaching over 2 million Spotify plays on her #1 single ‘Getting Closer’. 

Established couple-duo Coopers Run along with YouTube cover-star Keith Pereira both from the North Island are set to rock every party-song under the sun.

New Zealands 2018 prestigous Gold Guitar over-all winner Arun O’Connor will blow you away with his incredible vocals often likend by critics to singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, especially with his amazing reindition of ‘Tennesse Whiskey’ of which O’Connor performed as his finale song.

Tickets to the New Years Festival deep in the Southern Alps are ON SALE NOW!



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

Motorhome Space (ON-SITE) $99


With motorhome and caravan sites available, waking up to the magnificent view of Lake Hawea is the best way to start 2019.

Please Note: Individual site sizes are limited to 4 x 7 m (you can purchase 2 x sites to make your vehicle fit if needed).

  • Limited to 15 sites - so get in quick to avoid disapointment
  • ​Bring your own Motorhome/Caravan for 1 night
  • Check in 31st December prior to 4 pm
  • Two (2) people, unpowered
  • Access to showers/toilets
  • Alcohol can be purchased and consumed in the campers bar only
  • If you prefer to stay longer than 3 nights please contact the event organisers at info@toppaddock.co.nz
  • No pets please