Tuning in at Toka

Kaipara band Sojourn is gaining momentum on the national music scene opening for popular bands and will perform at Tokafest

For the seventh year, the stage will be set for Northland music fans of all ages to experience local and international talent, sharing a common love of music, at the Tokatoka Tavern.

Tokafest provides an opportunity for upcoming musicians and acts to perform in front of a relaxed, down to earth audience where visitors can enjoy a diverse range of genres from folk through to hard rock to hip-hop and drum and bass.

The main focus is on local musicians, though internationally recognised acts from Australia, Canada and the USA have performed in the past. This year two acts, which will perform between 1.30pm and 3.15pm, are from Melbourne Australia, including Blunderbuss Jones whose performance features a flaming trumpet.  

“I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the acts, and I’m really excited at the calibre we have this year. I think this is the best line-up we’ve had thus far,” said organiser and musician, Olly Knox.

There will be 10 entirely new acts not seen before at Tokafest as well as repeat performances from are AWAL, Monfrady, The Seams, Hearse Nurse (NZ Battle of the Bands winners), Faceless and Circus Kumarani.

A shuttle service will operate between the event and the camping area, which will be well lit with facilities for people to relax and socialise. For those not camping overnight, getting home safe and responsible drinking is important to organisers who want to provide a safe event.

Entry is $10 at the event. For camping enquiries phone 0274 489 6093.


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