Smash Up Summer! 2017-2018

27 December 2017 - 4 February 2018

Smash Up Summer in Gizzy is back for 2017 - 2018! NZ's best music entertainment venue Smash Palace Bar host an eclectic mix of events for their punters so check out the posters below for details on dates and ticket prices.

Tickets to all events are available from All events are R18.

For more information be sure to visit their Facebook page and have a smashing summer in beautiful Tairawhiti Gisborne!


Wednesday 27 December 2017

Smash Bash at Smash Palace is the ultimate Gizzy reunion!

10 acts at NZ's Best Music Entertainment Venue provides the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends who are home for Christmas.

Acts include:

  • Uni-Fi
  • The 35ers
  • Tyna
  • Nervous Surgeons
  • The Huntaways
  • Super Narco Man
  • Miss Pou
  • The NGO's
  • Sit Down in Front
  • Jersey Bob

Tickets $18 + bf or $25 limited door.


Sunday 31 December 2017

See in the New Year in style with the annual New Year's Reggaelution at NZ's Best Music Entertainment Venue - Smash Palace in Gisborne!

The countdown to midnight is on with

  • Dreadicated
  • Subherbz
  • DJ Endstar

Pumping out the East Coast reggae jams!

Tickets $15 or $20 limited door sales


Saturday 6 January 2018

Featuring 15 + NZ Metal, Rock & Punk bands on 2 stages over 2 nights with exclusive beachside camping!

Friday Night introduces the ‘Festival Camp stage', metal merch market, food and drink vendors, festival sports and more! You can bring your spawn too if that's your buzz, plenty of room to chill, Friday is a fun but relaxed build up to the main event on Saturday and the venue is a leisurely 10 min walk from camp! Plus, Camp is a BYO event, saving your pockets for Saturday!
NB: Kids tickets can only be purchased alongside a parents ticket.

Saturday smashes you from 3pm onward with the main event at Smash Palace – presented by legendary metal MC: Lee ‘Big Sexy’ Scarfe, merch sales by Brutalitees, Headless Horseman and much more!

Ticket options offer entry to Saturdays fest only or 1 or 2-day camp passes for the full experience. HSF after-parties are legendary so if you wish to partake in Saturdays after party at camp; please purchase a Saturday camp ticket.


Saturday 13 January 2018

The Big Blues Up is an annual celebration of live Blues held at NZ’s Best Music Entertainment Venue - Smash Palace Bar in Gisborne!

Acts include:

  • Lazy Fifty
  • Slow Hand
  • The Reverend Sam Lyle
  • Rich Alexander
  • Manphibian
  • The Blues Butlers

Tickets $18 online or $25 limited door sales.


Saturday 20 January 2018

Sunsmash is the annual summer Rock Festival at NZ’s Best Music Entertainment Venue - Smash Palace Bar in Gisborne!

Part of Gisborne’s Sunsplash Summerfest, acts include:

  • Dark Water
  • Jas Josland
  • Vangrove
  • Kings of Kaiaua
  • The Search

Tickets $18 + bf or $25 limited door sales.


Sunday 28 January 2018

Celebrate 28 years of Smash Palace in Gisborne with live music from 4pm:

  • IRB
  • Uni-Fi
  • The Huntaways
  • Society’s Addiction

FREE entry!


Sunday 4 February 2018


The 2nd annual WELCOME TO SMASHVILLE celebration of Country Music is happening on Sunday February 4th from 4pm at Smash Palace in Gisborne!

Acts include:

  • Lesley Nia Nia
  • Steve Kingi Band
  • The Mo2’s
  • The Hay Makers
  • Honey Jam

Tickets just $18 + bf.