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Drum and Bass Star Wilkinson Is Returning to New Zealand for a Nationwide Tour This Autumn

The golden boy of drum and bass is coming back to his "second home" and playing five shows across the country.
By Sarah Templeton and Stephen Heard
January 25, 2023
By Sarah Templeton and Stephen Heard
January 25, 2023

Aotearoa is truly in its post-COVID gig era — and now we've got another for you to add to the diary. South London drum and bass producer Wilkinson has been given the all-clear to tour his "second home" this Autumn, bringing his Cognition show to New Zealand in May.

That means you can catch his signature high-energy sound at one (or all) of his five shows — Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton.

Wilkinson carved his path in the drum and bass scene with releases on the infamous Hospital Records, before joining Andy C's RAM Records. His penchant for lush melodies and remixes has also led to collaborations with everyone from pop stalwarts Ed Sheeran and Katy B to electronic kingpins Nero, Chase & Status and Naughty Boy.

To cater to his beloved New Zealand crowds, he's stepping things up a notch this tour and hitting the arenas. He'll be playing his first-ever show at Auckland's Spark Arena, as well as Wellington's TSB Arena and Christchurch Arena. There you can hope to hear some of his chart-topping hits like 'Take You Higher', 'Illuminate' and 'Afterglow', as well as tracks from his new album: 'Here For You', 'Close Your Eyes' and 'No One Else'.

And he's not coming alone — he'll be supported by fellow Brit producer Disripta, as well as local rising star Poris.

General public tickets go on sale Friday, January 27 at 3pm — but you can register for presale here.


Wellington: TSB Arena, Thursday, May 4
Christchurch: Christchurch Arena, Friday, May 5
Dunedin: Union Hall, Thursday, May 11
Auckland: Spark Arena, Friday, May 12
Hamilton: GLOBOX Arena, Saturday, May 13

Wilkinson will tour New Zealand in May 2023. Find more information and ticketing information here.

Published on January 25, 2023 by Sarah Templeton
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