Every year jazz and blues musicians gather from all over New Zealand and overseas for the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.
The many venues in Paihia, Waitangi and Haruru Falls host over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues during the three-day event. There are more than 40 acts featured. Street performances, in Kawakawa - Jazz on the Steam Train, Paihia and Russell each morning add to the atmosphere of the festival.
Street performances in the towns of Kawakawa, Paihia and Russell each morning add to the flavour of the festival.
Admission into the venues will be by badge only unless stated.
Buy badges at Venues, B.O.I. i-SITE in Paihia 0800 363 463, Wards Music Shop in Whangarei 09 438 9063, The Sound Lounge, Kerikeri 09 407 7101, Kawakawa Bookshop 09 404 0010. Badges cost $50, which gives access to all venues during the weekend and shuttle buses between the venues at Paihia, Waitangi and Haruru Falls. Programme cost is $2.
To find a place to stay, check out the listings on the Accommodation page. The main venues offer accommodation and staying there will mean you'll be right where the action is, with easy parking and a warm welcome. You'll find links to the hotel websites where you can make contact and, where facilities are available, book online.
Be sure to support our venues and sponsors, as they help make this premium event possible. They'll be happy to help with all the information you need about the event.
Travel between venues is by free shuttle to people wearing the official Bay of Islands Jazz & Blues Festival badge. Ferries support our festival by offering a discount to badge holders.