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Bay Dreams first line-up announced

Bay Dreams will be held at Baypark on January 3. Supplied photo.

Grammy-award winning Flume is set to headline Bay Dreams 2021, alongside Pendulum Trinity and Peking Duk.

Organisers says acts from both New Zealand and Australia will also feature in the premium line-up on the show.

Organisers have been hard at work securing some of Australasia’s top acts for ​Bay Dreams 2021​, which will be held at ​Trustpower​ ​Baypark​  on ​January 3 and at ​Trafalgar Park​ in ​Nelson​ on ​January 5.

Presented by ​Greenroom Vodka ​and​ The Edge​, ​Bay Dreams 2021​ will be headlined by the Grammy Award-winning Australian act, ​Flume​.

"Other big names also featuring on the 2021 line-up include ​Pendulum Trinity​, ​Peking Duk​, ​George Maple​, HP Boyz ​(North Island), ​L.A.B​ (South Island) ​Montell2099, The Upbeats & Tali, Sachi​ and Nyxen​,” says a spokesperson for Bay Dreams.

“Flume​ is without question one of the most well-known names in electronic music. The Australian producer rose to prominence as a teenager in 2012 with his self-titled debut.

“The album topped the ARIA charts and took four spots in triple j’s coveted Hottest 100.

“It set the scene for international stardom, with ​Flume​ going on to perform at festivals such as ​Coachella​, ​Lollapalooza ​and then returning with his Grammy-winning album ​SKIN​, which featured the hits ‘​Never Be Like You’​ and ‘​Kai’.:

Flume has continued to dominate charts and festival stages around the world.

In March 2019, ​Flume​ shared ​HI THIS IS FLUME​, a 38 minute mixtape and his first music since the widely-acclaimed and globally successful LP, ​SKIN​.

“The mixtape showcases Flume​'s talents as a pioneering electronic producer, one admired for exploring and melding complex sounds and making them sound like they've always existed.

“It's accompanied by a striking visualiser directed by Harley's friend and collaborator, Jonathan Zawada.”

His latest song, ‘The Difference’​ is a collaboration with ​Toro Y Moi​.

“We made this song between a day at my place in LA and a day at Chaz’s spot in Oakland,” says Flume.

“This was our first time working together. I’ve been a Toro Y Moi fan for a while. His song ‘Talamak’ is a longtime favourite. I listened to that one a lot when I first started Flume as a project.”

Last week, he dropped a surprise remix of ​Eiffel 65​’s ​‘Blue’​ – which started as a quarantine Instagram post and evolved to a release after messaging with the original band members during lockdown.

The electronic extraordinaire will share the bill with fellow Australian acts such as Pendulum Trinity​, ​a concept launched in late 2019 by the famed trio ​Pendulum;​ and dynamic duo ​Peking Duk​, who made their mark with hits such as ‘​High​’ and ‘​Stranger​’ featuring ​Elliphant​.

The exciting vocalist and producer George Maple​, who has had more than 340 million streams on Spotify, makes her Bay Dreams debut in what promises to be an electrifying performance at both North and South festivals.

Meanwhile flying the flag for New Zealand, will be some of the best acts around.

They include char-toppers ​L.A.B​ (South Island) – who recently sold out Auckland’s Spark Arena.

Also on the bill is ​Montell2099 who, before going into lockdown at home in NZ, was busy playing shows across the United States and wowing crowds with his fresh ​brand of moody, ethereal, bass-driven trap.

Another is electro-pop duo Sachi,​ whose energetic live sets and hits such as ‘​Sparking My Fire’​ and ‘​Shelte​r’ have made them festival favourites.

Other must-see acts on the first announcement are ​HP Boyz ​(North Island), ​The Upbeats &​ ​Tali​, ​Home Brew​, ​Nyxen​, ​GG Magree​, ​Katchafire​, ​Royalston​, ​Deadbeat​, Concord Dawn​, ​Melodownz​, ​Fairbrother​, ​Sin​, ​Ekko & Sidetrack​, and ​Dolphin Friendly​.

Stay tuned for the second line-up announcement coming soon with more big names still to be announced.

The Edge and Greenroom Vodka presents…

Bay Dreams 2021 on January 3 - Bay Dreams North BayPark, Mount Maunganui Flume, Pendulum Trinity, Peking Duk DJ set, HP Boyz, George Maple, Montell2099, The Upbeats & Tali, Sachi, Home Brew, Melodownz, Nyxen DJ set, Katchafire, Blanke, Ekko & Sidetrack, GG Magree, Royalston, Deadbeat, Concord Dawn, Fairbrother, Dolphin Friendly, Poris + many more still to be announced….

January 5, 2021 - Bay Dreams South Trafalgar Park, Nelson Flume, Pendulum Trinity, Peking Duk DJ set, L.A.B, George Maple, Montell2099, The Upbeats & Tali, Sachi, Home Brew, Melodownz, Nyxen DJ set, Katchafire, Blanke, Ekko & Sidetrack, GG Magree, Royalston, Deadbeat, Concord Dawn, Fairbrother, Sin, Dolphin Friendly + many more still to be announced…

Tickets on sale from ​www.baydreams.co.nz​ at ​7pm Thursday, July 16

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