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Great live music is always a big feature of Marchfest, and this year are have TWO music zones to keep you entertained all day!
Check out some homegrown local music at the Tasting Bar or get your dance on at the Main Stage under the big marquee. 
Check out the full line up below


TIME / 12:30

DJ Tunesifter brings over 25 years of record collecting to his unique blend of funk, soul, disco, hip-hop and Latin-filled DJ sets.


TIME / 18:00

Introducing 'Rocket Zombie' - a fast-paced, high-tempo, four-piece, punk-rock covers band from Nelson!


TIME / 21:30

Hoody Time is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist bringing together old school and new wave hip hop, dance music and heavy hitting rock stylings.


TIME / 15:45

Sonoraw is a Nelson three piece band who play an eclectic mix of covers


TIME / 19:15

Auckland-based four piece, Racing, take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished.


TIME / 17:00

U.K born New Zealand Artist Tim Allen has been a mainstay in the N.Z music scene for the last decade.


TIME / 20:30

The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time.

Ben Dixon

TIME : 14:00

Ben Dixon is a talented musician who hails from Taranaki. Dixon's contemporary influences consist of The National and The Killers crossed with a well schooled old sound of Neil Young crossed with a Tom Waits vibe which come out in his original tunes.


TIME : 14:30

Indie-Pop singer/songwriter Laura-Mae from Golden Bay plays upbeat vibes to match her bubbly personality. Her powerful vocals and performative emotions combine to create a magical experience.

MIB - Made in Bahia

TIME : 16:00

We are MIB ( Made in Bahia ) a Nelson local Duo Band, with over 12 years of experience. We play the tropical and spicy Brazilian rhythms “ the best of Brazilian vibe”


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Marchfest has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council. The Programme’s objective is to stimulate Nelson City’s economy in the shoulder and off seasons by bringing new spending through visitors coming to Nelson for distinct events.

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