Major Kiwi music acts line up to entertain the fans at 2017 HSBC Wellington Sevens

13 December 2016

Some of New Zealand’s favourite music acts will have 2017 HSBC Wellington Sevens fans dancing in their seats as the tournament ramps up the entertainment with one of summers best line-ups for the two-day event.

The performers for 28 and 29 January includes Nesian Mystik - record holders for the most top 10 hits for a New Zealand band, and The Koi Boys, who wowed audiences on both sides of the Tasman with their performances on The Voice. The Koi Boys’ debut album Meant To Be went to number one in the New Zealand Top 40.

Kings, who’s debut single Don’t Worry Bout It broke Lorde’s record for most consecutive weeks at number one, will perform along with Vodafone New Zealand Music Award winner MAALA (Kind of Love) and Christchurch band nomad (Oh My My).

General Manager Wellington Sevens Steve Dunbar said the injection of top New Zealand music acts was about making the event a complete entertainment package for fans. 

“Wellington Sevens is a couple of days of fun in the sun – watching world-class rugby, dressing up, having a good time with mates, and music is a big part of that.

“We’re thrilled with the line-up of New Zealand music we’re bringing together and fans are going to love it. It’s shaping up to be one of the best gigs of summer. 

“We’re really pleased we’re reuniting Nesian Mystik for the Sevens in Wellington. The band members are now scattered around New Zealand and Australia and they don’t play together often, so this is a one off for their fans to see the band back together at the rugby. 

“The Koi Boys are another huge get and the Sevens will be their only Wellington gig. Backed up by Kings, MAALA and nomad, it’s going to be a mini music festival at Westpac Stadium.”

Nesian Mystik vocalist Te Awanui “Awa” Reeder, who currently lives in the capital, said the band is looking forward to getting back together. 

“The brothers are based all over New Zealand now, and Junior lives on the Gold Coast, so we’re just excited to catch up with each other to be honest. It’s like a time machine when we’re together, it’s all about good vibes, loud laughing and mocking each other. 

“Even though we’ve retired, I guess our people miss us, and you know what, we miss them too. So we’re back for one more encore. Everyone knows that the Nesians bring it when it comes to live performance.”

Tickets for the two-day event are now on sale with four distinct zones; including a prime viewing Premium Zone on halfway, a Mix Zone where fans will enjoy live music in the stands, the Family Zone with interactive fun for all ages and the Silver Zone with great viewing of the action and off the pitch.

Adult ticket price of $137 for two days is for seats in the Silver, Family or Mix Zones. Kids eat and play for free, with tickets $7 per day. Premium seats on half way are $177 for two days. One day tickets are also available for $87 per day. All ticket prices excluding fees. Click here for ticketing information.