- Publish Date
- Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:41AM
THE PARTY OF THE YEAR COMES TO WESTERN SPRINGS STADIUM WITH THE HOTTEST LINE-UP TO DATE
Friday Jams Live — the party of the year is BACK and in 2018 we are entering a whole new stratosphere. Friday Jams Live 2018 will boast a jaw-dropping line-up featuring some of the biggest names in RnB & Hip Hop. Simply put, it’s the biggest RNB event that New Zealand has ever seen.
Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring and Flava will bring the most acclaimed names of RNB to the stage this November, for one monster show only at Western Springs Stadium.
Friday Jams Live scales up to the far bigger venue to house the colossal line-up and inevitable demand from fans. Yep, this year is serious.
Exploding on the scene in 2017, Friday Jams Live delivered an unforgettable night of epic proportions. The party atmosphere was electric. Watch the recap here
This year, Western Springs Stadium will be transformed into the biggest party Auckland has ever seen, with over seven tantalising hours of live performances. Don’t miss your only chance to watch these stars perform their hits live all on the one stage!
Raising the bar once again, Friday Jams Live 2018 will bring another round of hip hop and RNB royalty to the stage with off-the-chart production to match: we’re talking A-class lighting effects, mammoth sound, tremendous LED video screens and enough pyro that you’d better pack sunscreen.
ANNOUNCING THE EPIC LINEUP FOR FRIDAY JAMS 2018
USHER — Introducing the hottest name to grace the stage at Friday Jams Live, one of the world's best-selling musical artists, 8x Grammy Award winner and global superstar Usher. Last on New Zealand shores for 2011’s epic ‘OMG’ Tour, Usher’s legendary live performance resulted in a serious love affair with audiences.
THE party starter - Usher will bring his sharp, effortless moves Down Under with countless anthems ‘Love In This Club’, ‘Burn’, ‘Confession Part II’, ‘DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love’, ‘I Don’t Mind’, ‘U Got It Bad’ and all-round mega hit ‘Yeah!’ erupting through the stadium leaving no option but to dance for your life. A born entertainer, Usher brings all the hits (plus some special treats!) to the stage for an epic headline performance this November and you won’t want to miss out!
SALT-N-PEPA — Guaranteed to bring audiences to their feet are one of the first (and greatest) all-female rap groups: Grammy Award winning, sassy global hitmakers Salt –N-Pepa will teach you how to ‘Push It’ - old school. Taking their legacy to the stage with undeniable jams ‘Shoop’, ‘Whatta Man’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, this will be a night you don’t want to miss.
T-PAIN — Genre-smashing auto-tune king T-Pain will keep you dancing with his never ending party catalogue (‘Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin)’ ‘Blame It’, ‘Im N Luv (Wit A Stripper)’ and infectious hooks on tunes like ‘Get Low’ (Flo Rida), ‘Good Life’ (Kanye West), ‘Kiss Kiss’ (Chris Brown) and ‘All I Do Is Win’ (DJ Khaled). Get ready to make that ‘Booty Wurk (One Cheek At a Time)’!
EVE — Badass Grammy Award winning Philly rapper turned USA’s fave talk show host Eve will command the stage this November to perform club classics ‘Tambourine’, ‘Who’s That Girl?’, ‘Gangsta Lovin’ and certified banger ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’.
LIL JON — With the power to transform any show into a nightclub, Crunk legend Lil Jon’s contagious energy will take no prisoners at Friday Jams Live 2018. Responsible for hits like ‘Get Low (with The East Side Boyz)’ and ‘Snap Yo Fingers’ and the EDM rager ‘Turn Down For What’, you don’t want to miss this genre innovator at the most epic party of the year!
NAUGHTY BY NATURE — Grammy Award winning hip hop trio Naughty By Nature will take you on their old school ‘Holiday’ with essential RNB jams ‘Hip Hop Hooray’, ‘O.P.P’, and ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’. Get your crew together ASAP!
GINUWINE — O.G bachelor and multi-platinum-selling Ginuwine will turn dreams to reality this November performing the ultimate bump n grind track ‘Pony - the hottest song on everyone’s party playlist for the past two decades - alongside hits like ‘Differences’, ‘In Those Jeans’ and ‘So Anxious’. Dance prep starts now!
ESTELLE — Bringing the noughties flashbacks and Grammy-certified anthem ‘American Boy (feat. Kanye West)’ to the stage this November is English RNB idol Estelle. Get ready to release your inner ‘Freak’ when hits like ‘Come Over (feat. Sean Paul)’ and ‘Thank You’ are pumping through the speakers!
CHE FU AND THE KRATEZ — With the most top ten singles of any individual musician in New Zealand, Che Fu is a legend in his own right. Che Fu and his band The Kratez will bring you chart topping hits such as ‘Fade Away’, and ‘Misty Frequencies’ live and direct on stage this November!
KINGS — Bursting onto New Zealand airwaves in 2016 with his monster smash hit ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’, Kings has quickly cemented himself at the top of the Kiwi RNB and Hip Hop game. With follow-up jams in the form of ‘Temporary Me’ and ‘We’ll Never Know’ fans can expect him to bring the house down at Friday Jams Live!
FATMAN SCOOP —Friday Jams Live wouldn’t be complete without ultimate hype man and 2017’s fan favourite Fatman Scoop (‘Be Faithful’). Scoop will again be hosting what is sure to be the party of the year!
* On top of this extraordinary line-up, one final act is still to be revealed - stay tuned!
Friday Jams Live is your one and only chance to catch these massive acts on stage in Auckland – get amongst it!
Tickets start from only $89.90 with Gold, Premium and Platinum options available. Superfans - get in quick for Platinum tickets to be one of 20 lucky winners for a Meet & Greet with USHER! Tickets are on sale Monday 20 August at 1pm NZST. Visit frontiertouring.com/fridayjamslive for more details.
For an array of food trucks and beverage options on the day visit the Flava Food Zone!! Vendors from all over Auckland will be offering a great big selection that will make your mouth water. Relax and revive with a drink and a bite in the Flava Zone.
Fans are advised NOT to be fashionably late to this party – the countdown starts now, get in quick!
FRIDAY JAMS LIVE 2018
Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring & Flava
USHER | LIL JON
SALT N PEPA | T PAIN
EVE | NAUGHTY BY NATURE
GINUWINE | ESTELLE
CHE FU & THE KRATEZ | KINGS
HOSTED BY FATMAN SCOOP
Runs 48 hours from: Tuesday 14 August (12.30pm NZST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 15 August (1pm NZST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 20 August (1pm NZST)
Sunday 18 November
Western Springs Stadium | Auckland, NZ
On sale: Mon 20 Aug (1pm NZST)