Christchurch

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for Ōtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

Nostalgia Festival is back and better than ever – returning to your backyard on February the 11th 2023. The one-of-a-kind summer event, Nostalgia Festival is held at the replica early-1900s township in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The park features several restored cottages, a schoolhouse, church, and showrooms that all reflect the time period and let visitors […]

Yumi Zouma return with shimmering new single ‘Mona Lisa’.

The news on Tuesday of a community case In Auckland sent chills down the spine of our nation. After what seems to be a lifetime since last year, New Zealanders are gradually adjusting back into their daily routines and many are finally comfortable with their circumstances, COVID decided to peer its oddly shaped head around […]

Out of boredom breeds new ideas… Liam Broderick learns more by sitting down with the recently crowned Dig the Gig winners, this dog.

On the cool Saturday that was July 24th, music lovers from all over Ōtautahi congregated in the symbolic Christchurch Town Hall to catch twenty local bands or solo artists performing across five different stages for an event like never before. The all-ages show brought together a most eclectic vibe to the incredible night. Produced by […]

In celebration of NZ Music Month, RDU 98.5FM kicked off a live podcast series on Monday 3rd May, taking place on ‘The Morning After’ breakfast show throughout the month of May. The series aims to delve deep into the rich history and culture that has helped shape the Ōtautahi music scene to what we see […]

Electric Avenue returned in 2021 cementing itself as one of Aotearoa’s premium festival experiences. Nestled in the picturesque setting of Hagley Park, the day was filled with great music, drinks, food and an energy that’s hard to capture in words. Electric Avenue has earned its position as a Christchurch institution and it made sure to […]

For someone who’s still in his early twenties, I sure do have the constitution of a man in his late 40s; grumpy, pays attention to politics, takes naps, and sure as hell doesn’t know what to do in a crowd when a band starts playing… Do I move my arms up and down, or do […]

Nestled on the sun-drenched side of Lyttelton Harbour, Orton Bradley Park plays home to the Banks Peninsula Festival on Saturday 20th February. A vibrant showcase of music, food, beverage and culture from around the region and beyond. Take a walk on the wild side at the Banks Peninsula Festival! We caught up with Festival Director, […]


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