Balloons over Waikato 2020: 17th – 21st March

The Zuru Nightglow
Saturday 21st March 2020
The University of Waikato

Join us for a night full of fun and entertainment for the whole family - with live music from 4pm on the main stage, amusement rides, a wide range of food options to satisfy any taste bud, a fantastic hot air balloon glow show, topped with Hamilton's biggest fireworks display! So bring along a rug, collapsible chair and picnic and enjoy Hamilton's biggest night out for FREE!

Don't forget to pick up your Lodge Lost Kids wrist band for your little ones from the Lodge tent when you arrive at the Zuru Nightglow!

Admission to the Zuru Nightglow is free!
4.15pm–5.15pm: Lou’ana Whitney

Lou’ana Whitney is a jazz-soul-funk vocalist with a distinct unique style and sound with a repertoire including an eclectic set infused with jazz, soul, blues and funk.

Lou’ana was raised in a family of music, the radio would always be blasting out tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s, with artists like; Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix and so many more. With that inspiration in mind she's now telling her own stories with a modern twist.

5.30pm–6.30pm: Tim Armstrong Band

Sing along with the iconic Tim Armstrong Band.  As well as performing solo, Tim and his band caters for all types of audiences and will have you dancing as they perform some classic crowd favourites. Tim has been prominent in the music scene both locally, nationally and abroad for many years, and has performed alongside some of New Zealand’s best-known artists.  Prepare to be enjoy yourself!

6.45 pm–7.55pm: The Mermaids

Enjoy the musical magic of one of the world's greatest pop bands - ABBA - all of their mega-hits performed in style by Auckland band, The Mermaids. It's ABBA Heaven!

This lineup has performed this show all over New Zealand since 2016. ABBA fans and the public alike are enamoured with the detailed vocals, the authenticity of the sound, the passion and energy. The vocalists are Joe Cotton, Amber Claire, Pauline Berry, with Stu Pearce on keyboards.

Whether familiar with the 1970s supergroup or their music via the two Mamma Mia movies - you will hear all the beloved songs - Chiquitita, Does Your Mother Know, When I Kissed the Teacher, SOS, Gimme Gimme, Rock Me, Mamma Mia, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Waterloo and more!

THE GLOW SHOW

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.

The Glow Show will be accompanied by a spectacular laser show and fireworks finale.

AFTER GLOW

8.30pm–9pm: The Mermaids

Stay on and continue to enjoy more mega hits from  ABBA with The Mermaids who will conclude the night's entertainment.