Balloons over Waikato 2018: 21st – 25th March

The Zuru Nightglow Programme

at The University of Waikato
Saturday 24 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 Saturday 24th March 2018 (Rain day 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.



6.30pm–6.45pm:  RNZAF Black Falcons

Aeronautical display and flyover by The Black Falcons - the current RNZAF Aerobatics Team, lead by Squadron Leader Brett Clayton. The Black Falcons fly the recently acquired Beechcraft T-6C Texan II. These modern state-of-the-art military training aircraft's are capable of speeds up to 585km/hr, can fly up to 31,000 feet and withstand up to +7.0 G’s and -3.5 G’s!


6.45 pm–7.45pm: Jason Kerrison


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.



8.30pm–9pm: Jason Kerrison

Stay on and continue to enjoy the sounds of Jason Kerrison who will conclude the night's entertainment.