Live Entertainment


  Live Music 2024 ENTERTAINMENT

Performing this year are Jackie Bristow, In The Pocket, Sea Beast, and Tokanui Chainsaw Massacre with Lachie Hayes.

We will also be showcasing up and coming talent from the Southern Institute of Technology Music Class.


Get ready to dive deep into the musical ocean with The Seabeast at the Bluff Oyster Fest!  With Callum from Left or Right and The Chills, Andy P bringing the guitar magic, and Antonio Mercuri steering the ship, this band is about to make waves like never before.

These guys have rocked the stages of countless South Island festivals, leaving audiences smiling with their banter and jaw-dropping performances. From catchy tunes to epic guitar solos, The Seabeast knows how to entertain.

So come on down to the Bluff Oyster Fest and join the musical shenanigans with The Seabeast – where the oysters are fresh, the music is hot, and the Smiles

In The Pocket

"In the Pocket" is a collaborative band forged in the deep south, comprised of drummer Metua Marama, bass player Asher Skerrett, guitarist Darcy Kerr, and vocalist Maia Pereiha-Fletcher. They specialize in playing a wide range of music, from classic old-school hits to modern bangers. First-time listeners will experience lush harmonies, tasty rhythms, and engaging musicality for all to enjoy.

Jackie Bristow

Jackie Bristow took her first musical steps in Gore, in the South Island of New Zealand, honed her craft in the pubs and clubs of Sydney, Australia, and found her voice in the United States, where she has continued to enhance her reputation as a soulful, seductive independent recording artist and dynamic live performer.

Like Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin and Bonnie Raitt, Jackie has created a body of work that will endure, finely shaded songs that are at once personal and universal, recording with her long-time musical partner, Australian-born guitarist and producer Mark Punch.

Oyster Competitions  

Oyster Opening, Oyster Eating and Blindfolded Competitions provide great entertainment through out the day.