SmashFest VII

4 - 7 January 2018

Inverted Entertainment in association with Third Eye Music and Chaos Promotions proudly presents... SmashFest VII!

Gisborne is a small coastal city that gets hammered by 30,000+ visitors over the summer NY period! Previously a 1 then 2 day event, Smash Fest 7 will be our first 3-day Rock & Metal festival with beachside camping!
All bands, artists, crew and ticket holders camp together at ‘BandCamp’!
This makes it well worth the 8-hour boat trip and gives you plenty of time to soak up your New Year Metal holiday.
So, come one, come all to feast, camp and metal with some of the best Metal and Rock acts NZ has to offer!

Friday, Camp Gates are open for check in from 5-8pm. Live music and festivities from 6pm include unique market stalls, food and drink vendors, festival sports, medieval full combat fighters and more!

Saturday Camp check in runs from 12-3pm. The main event begins at 3pm sharp at SMASH PALACE (Licenced Venue) – presented by legendary metal MC: Lee ‘Big Sexy’ Scarfe, Metal Merch sales by The Headless Horseman and much more … Food and stalls will still be happening at camp for families and those needing a break from SmashFest!

On Sunday last year we all had to snap out of it and leave by 12pm! But this year we don’t check out until up to 9am Monday. Sunday, the stalls and activities will continue and this is your chance to just chill, check out Gizzy coastline, hot pools, bush walks or riding tracks and get a good amount of sleep before you hit the road back home to reality on Monday morning!

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 Smash Palace is a leisurely 10 min walk from camp!

So, without further ado …

Our 7th insane line-up speaks for itself, and offers treats for everyone.


  • Vixen Execution (CHC)
  • Opium Eater (WLG)
  • Silent Torture (AKL)
  • Into Orbit (WLG)
  • Extinction Campaign (AKL)
  • Remote (AKL)
  • Exordium Mors (AKL)
  • Pervertor (WLG)
  • Empire (CHC)
  • Aura of Chaos (WHK)
  • Forsaken Age (AKL)
  • Sciolism (Unknown)
  • MetalTower (GIS)
  • Uni-Fi (GIS)

and more...

Time: Fri 4 Jan - 5pm, Sat 5 and Sun 6 Jan- 12noon

Venue: Smash Palace Bar, Banks Street

Tickets: Ticket options offer entry to Saturdays fest only from 3pm or 2 or 3-day camp passes for the full experience. No entry into camp without a camp ticket. No exceptions. 


Thank you for taking part in this one of a kind event, with your participation we are growing and becoming a legendary NZ Metal Fest we intend to rock for many years to come!

See yaz in the pit! SFVII