Balloons over Waikato 2019: 19th – 23rd March

The Zuru Nightglow Programme

at The University of Waikato
POSTPONED to Sunday 25 March 2018 4pm - 9pm


The Zuru Nightglow

Bring the family and join us for a free night of fun and entertainment with live music beginning at 4pm on the main stage. Pay a little and enjoy a great range of food vendors and kids entertainment available to keep the little ones busy. So bring along a rug, collapsible chair and picnic with you and enjoy Hamilton's biggest night out for FREE!

The Zuru Nightglow Entertainment 4pm – 9pm Postponed to Sunday 25th March

4pm–4.45pm: David Four As a native South African, David started singing at the age of 6 and made his first professional appearance in 2002 when he reached the finals of the popular reality show, Pop Idol. He went on to sign with Sony Music Entertainment and received a South African Music Award nomination for his debut album. David went on to release 3 more records, two of which reached gold selling status. He looks forward to kicking off the nights entertainment as our first act.  

5pm–5.45pm: The 3 Brothers Band The Nooyen Brothers from Vilagrad Winery join us with their popular 3 Brothers band. The 3 Brothers Band performs at a wide range of events throughout the Waikato and North Island and look forward to playing their wide range of popular music at the nightglow crowd.

6.00pm–6.30pm: Izzy & Moe Together, Izzy and Moe form a musical power duo who play a little bit of everything - from Sam Cooke to Bruce Springsteen, from Bob Marley to Tracy Chapman, from Radiohead to Lady Antebellum - leaving happy listeners after every performance. While blending the line between acoustic music and looping, their two smooth voices along with Moe's unique style of play become one sound and perfect soundtrack for the nights entertainment.

6.45 pm–7.45pm: Jason Kerrison  Jason is a multi-platinum, multi-award winning singer, songwriter and producer from New Zealand, and widely known as the vocalist of the band Opshop. He is one of few artists nominated twice for the prestigious APRA Silver Scrolls, winning in 2008, and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.) for services to Music in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, presented by the New Zealand Governor General.

THE GLOW SHOW 7.45pm–8.00pm: Time to grab something to eat and drink and watch the balloons inflate as they prepare for the main event

8.00pm: The Glow Show– the Main Attraction Prepare to be thrilled as the balloons present the main event - a spectacularly stunning light and sound show, all choreographed to your favourite music.   Flames of Plenty will get you all fired up in preparation for the Fireworks display. They will dazzle the crowd with their fire and daytime hula hoops, poi, swords, magical wings, fans, and more!

8.20pm: The Fireworks The fireworks finale! Waikato pyrotechnic master, Dr Martin van Tiel creates another magical display to cap off the evening’s entertainment.

AFTER GLOW 8.30pm–9pm: Jason Kerrison Stay on and continue to enjoy the sounds of Jason Kerrison who will conclude the night's entertainment.