Get along to Music at Matua

POPULAR BLEND: Matua Music returns for the second festival to the Waimauku vineyard.
POPULAR BLEND: Matua Music returns for the second festival to the Waimauku vineyard.

Toast yourself if you get your ticket quickly for the second Music at Matua festival on February 8.

Last year's event attracting 800 visitors sold out and there are an extra 200 tickets available this time to the wines estate.

The line-up from 2pm to 6pm features true Kiwi talent TrinityRoots, SJD, Joseph & Maia and Laughton Kora.

The family oriented and community focused event also follows last year's environmental connection.

Sustainable Coastlines will host a cleanup of Muriwai Beach in the morning before the festival.

Headliners TrinityRoots bring unreleased material from their third album with the band's line-up featuring Warren Maxwell, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo and Ben Lemi.

This year's Taite Music Prize winner, SJD, presents a full band performance.

SJD is the pseudonym of both Sean James Donnelly the solo artist and his live band.

Folk-pop duo Joseph & Maia of Tauranga warm up the stage as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter duo.

Former Kora frontman Laughton Kora delivers a solo performance reminiscent of the award-winning band's unique sound of funk-meets-roots-meets-rock.

Laughton has lent his infamous and instantly recognisable vocals to a range of other bands and projects including Fly My Pretties and Eru Dangerspiel.

Food and refreshments will be available with visitors welcome to bring a picnic. Gates open at 1pm.

Matua Wines is at 307 Waikoukou Valley Rd.

Go to for event and more information.

Go to sustainablecoastlines. org for more information about the beach clean-up.

Win two tickets to Music at Matua. Email with your name, address and contact details by February 5. Put Music at Matua in the message bar.

Norwest News