Announcing Bic Runga as our 2024 headline act

With songs like Sway, Drive, Listening to the Weather and Something Good cemented in the canon of Kiwi music, Bic Runga is that rare artist that needs no introduction.

Performing a very special outdoor sunset session on the Rhododendron Lawn on Saturday 2 March, joined by a phenomenal live band and supported by award-winning Georgia Lines.

bic runga performing live

Check Out our 2023 festival showreel

The Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa aims to celebrate human connection and what makes being Kiwi so special.

From music to theatre to comedy and cabaret, for 10 days over 800 artists converge in Hamilton each year to bring the magic of the arts to life within the internationally acclaimed Hamilton Gardens and around our central city.

Take the time to enjoy the Mighty Waikato

Our city is growing and so are we. With the magical Hamilton Gardens firmly established as the heart of the Festival, we’re excited to extend our footprint to now include the Meteor, Waikato Museum, Clarence Street Theatre and Victoria on the River.

Our venues beyond the Gardens will be hosting theatre, music, exhibitions and dance events so you can experience the Festival across our city.

Thanks to our Major Funders and Sponsors