Balloons over Waikato 2017: 22nd - 26th 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!

Saturday 24 March 2018, 4pm - 9pm


(Information coming soon for 2018 Nightglow program, see 2017 schedule below)



Saturday 25 March 2017, 4pm - 9pm 

4pm - 4.45pm: In2Strings
See classical crossover sensation, In2strings and vocalist, David Four join forces in an explosive live music experience. In2strings consists of violinist, Nick Jones and guitarist, Petrus Fourie, whose debut album was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. David Four is a gold selling recording artist with fans across the globe and together these artists have created a fun and energetic musical experience for the whole family.

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: Double or Nothing
Double or Nothing featuring Cherie Brazendale and Wendy Rowe are a diverse singing duo who specialise in performing songs from the 70's to today's hits.  With extensive experience in singing and entertaining they will  ensure everyone's favourite songs are bound to be covered.

6.30pm - 6.45pm: 
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:
The Jordan Luck Band
‘Legend’ is a word suffering from chronic overuse syndrome these days, but when it comes to Jordan Luck, the word regains it’s full meaning and one the NZ public associates with this true blue Kiwi artist. As front man and pop-writing genius with the legendary Exponents, he clocked up a staggering 18 Top 40 singles over the years, with ‘Victoria’ recently voted by the public as the 8th greatest New Zealand song of all time. Every gig, the band play the best of all those iconic tracks we know and love as well as a collection of recently penned and possible future stadium sing-a-longs of tomorrow.
Meticulously designed by Jordan himself from the ground up, this band has just the one bring Jordan’s blend of pop rock genius from the past, present and future… back to the masses!


7.45pm - 8.00pm: Time to grab something to eat and drink, and settle in to watch the balloons as they begin to inflate, in preparation for the main event.

8.00pm: The Glow Show.  Prepare to be thrilled as the balloons present the main event - a spectacularly stunning light and sound show, all choreographed to your favourite music.

8.20pm: Dust off those dancing shoes and join “Hot & Flustered” as they perform the age old classic - Rocky Horror Picture Show’s - Timewarp!

8.30pm: Fireworks Finale! Waikato’s very own pyrotechnic master, Dr Martin van Tiel, creates yet another magical masterpiece to bring the night to a close celebrate the end of the Zuru Nightglow 2017.

8.30pm - 9pm: The Jordan Luck Band
Stay on and continue to enjoy the sounds of The Jordan Luck Band who will conclude the night's entertainment.