To get cooking for 2021 we're bringing you regular sets from our favourite DJs and spinners from both sides of the Tasman!

Expect some churrr'ed up Kiwi house party styles and the repping of classic and fresh tunes from Aotearoa. We're really starting to miss the homeland and we hope these little tastes of home will help fight of the homesick vibes till our first event of 2021.

  • Boil up #1 - Shikung

    We couldn't imagine a better DJ to launch our series than the maestro ShiKung, aka Pauly, a massively respected Melbourne DJ and one of Kiwi Fest's first supporters!
    Pauly grew up in New Zealand but the passion for music from his homeland never faded. This lead him to work with such Kiwi acts as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Opiuo, Shapeshifter, Kora, Tiki Taane, The Black Seeds, Salmonella Sound System, The Nomad, Ladi 6, Pitch Black and The Upbeats.

    A performer who’s all about good vibrations and the moment, Pauly knows more about Kiwi music than any other person we know!

    What are you looking forward to most when the Trans-Tasman border opens?

    I miss my family so much, having them visit or visiting them would be great!! Plus a dose of great Kiwi live music would be amazing.

    Favourite Kiwi food?

    Goody Goody Gumdrops Ice Cream!