With a deep and undeniable groove created by some of the best in the business, Kora started drawing attention in 2004 and the band quickly developed a reputation as being one of the nation’s finest live acts. Wellknown for their highenergy live shows and those sweet vocal harmonies that just hit right, Kora look set to remain as one of the few acts that can make THAT magic happen on stage.


From selling out late night dive bars to now playing major festivals and opening for musical legends Liam Gallagher and Primal Scream, Racing are stepping onto the international music radar. The Aucklandbased four piece take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so

potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, the band crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.


Local artists 1 Drop Nation are bringing their unique blend of Roots/Rock/Funk & Reggae to GKBF24 that will have you feeling all sorts of good. 1 Drop Nation offers a mix of sound that bring a Fresh vibe to the music scene in Aotearoa.


Dolphin Friendly’s live performance quickly become an acclaimed ground-breaking phenomenon for the New Zealand live music scene, with the band relentlessly touring sell out shows of hard Rock N’ Roll antics, allowing them to quickly climb the ladder to gaining status as being one of the best emerging rock acts of New Zealand.


Katie Thompson is a versatile and prolific alt-country artist hailing from the West Coast. Her 3rd studio album “Bittersweet” saw her as a finalist for Best Country Song & Best Country Artist at the 2020 NZ Country Music Awards. This has solidified her position as a prominent figure in the New Zealand country music scene. Her accomplishments extend to her impressive stage presence, having opened for legendary artists such as Sir Elton John and recently captivating audiences as the opening act for Don McLean at the Christchurch Town Hall.


Ōtautahi/Christchurch based artist Mim Jensen has been prolific in her local live scene for years, her shows packed with energy and emotion. Her songwriting about love, loss, soaring highs and sweeping lows are as relatable as they are captivating. Alongside her band and fueled with heartache filled harmonies and destructive lead guitar lines, their shows are a sweeping spectrum of indie rock and passion that are not to be missed out on. Her recently released single Germaphobe is the first from her debut album due out in 2023, alongside a tour of the country to support the release.