Sunday 4 March 2018

Important Event Information.

The event is held at 162 Jondor Road, Matamata.  It runs from 1:00pm to 5:30pm.  The event is BYO Food and Drinks. Wheelchair access available. A Coffee cart and Kowhai ice-cream will be onsite!

NO Hot chips will be on site this year. Apologies but no gazebos allowed. Umbrellas ok.

Any cancellation notice will be posted on this website (and our Facebook Page) at 8:30am on Sunday 4th March.

Gates open at 12. See you there!

What better way to spend a summer’s Sunday afternoon than sitting back in a most picturesque setting to listen to some top-class musical entertainment.



Sip on a glass of wine, enjoy a picnic and relax to the sounds of top Kiwi acts Bic Runga, Jamie McDell and Two Many Chiefs – and is it all here in beautiful Matamata.

Sunday 4th March, 2018 is the date for this fabulous event – Concert by the Lake – run by the Rotary Club of Matamata. It is the fourth year the event will have been held on private property in the rural outskirts of the Waikato township and it is a concert not to be missed.

The first year saw Jamie McDell and Auckland jazz band The Society Jazzmen take to the specially designed and built pontoon on the lake and following modifications to the make the pontoon larger, last year it accommodated Dunes (Jamie and her sister Tess), Tim Armstrong’s Beatle Tribute Band and Mount jazz act Kokomo.

In 2018 we have Bic Runga, Too Many Chiefs and  Jamie McDell back for another year!

Tickets for the show are just $60 per adult or $100 for two adults and two children aged 12 and under.

All profits from the event go back into local Matamata youth and community projects.

The Lineup

Bic Runga

Since the release of her first single Drive in 1996 – a top ten hit when she was just twenty – Bic has been awarded almost every musical honour in New Zealand, including the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award. Bic has won the most Tuis (New Zealand Music Awards) by any individual, ever (twenty). She has won Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times. Bic’s debut album Drive was certified seven times platinum and featured the enormous hit Sway. The follow up in Beautiful Collision in 2002 was certified an incredible eleven times platinum and featured the hits Get Some Sleep, Something Good and Listening For The Weather.

Beautiful Collision was followed by an album recorded live with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. This album included beautiful orchestral versions of all her hits and a recording of the classic Jacque Brel song Ne Me Quitte Pas, which was an early indicator of Bic’s next move to relocate to Paris. Paris life resulted in the more cinematic Birds album in 2005 which also won Album Of The Year and featured the hit Winning Arrow.
In January 2006, The Queen made Runga a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Year’s Honours List. The very same year she was also the recipient of the Legacy award at the New Zealand music awards and inducted into New Zealand Music hall of fame.


Two Many Chiefs is an Auckland based duo or trio. With a combined performance time of 30+ years

Dillon, Lou’ana and Cam bring a unique and dynamic performance to the table. They have a wide range of material ranging from jazz standards to modern top 40.

They’ll have you singing along to songs you know or mingling to timeless classics. They are not only a very talented trio but skilled in their own right.

Dillon can be seen Singing lead with Hipstamatics. He’s fronted legendary guitarist Billy TK Senor and can also be seen with “Harvey Knows A Killer” where he features as singer/keyboardist.

Lou’ana Pereira-Dinnan was born singing naturally. From a young age she was completely immersed in music and performance. She currently sings with local Auckland funk bands Fibonacci and Hipstamatics. When she’s not funking it up, she can be seen fronting the 22 piece Queen City big band, or the house band downtown at Orleans.
The moment Cam touched a drum kit at age 10 he knew he had found his passion in life. With 12 years drumming experience he is without doubt a very talented and sort after performer. He is currently playing for “Hipstamatics,” “Sal Valentine and the Baby Shakes,” Phil Broadhurst, and every other well respected musician who can get his hands on him.


Jamie burst on the New Zealand music scene as a teenage singer songwriter when she was “discovered” by EMI Music.

Her debut single You’ll Never Take That Away was released in February 2012 and certified gold in New Zealand. She has since gone onto have a string of hits including Rewind, Life in Sunshine, Angel, Dumb and Crash.


She has gone onto perform with her sister Tess in a duo called Dunes. Jamie will be highlighting a number of new works at this year’s concert, some of them with a little more of a country feel than a pop vibe.

Jamie is preparing to travel to Nashville in 2017 to learn more of the country craft, so Concert by the Lake could be the last chance for New Zealand fans to see her live for a little while at least.

A regular at this event, Jamie is very popular with the crowd and is always willing to talk to young fans who attend her shows.


Purchase Tickets

Tickets for the show are just $45 per adult or $100 for two adults and two children aged 12 and under.  Tickets can be purchased from the retailers below.

Matamata Mitre 10
Colour Plus, Matamata
Paper Plus, Matamata

Online Purchases

If you are unable to make it into any of these stores to purchase tickets, you can fill out the form below.  One of the team will then be in touch with payment instructions, and will send you a ticket.


Organised by Rotary Matamata.

Feel free to send us a message to purchase tickets online, or to ask any questions about the event.

You can email us at

Contact Us

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What time does it Start?
Gates open at 12, Starts at 1pm
Where do I park?

The event is held at 162 Jondor Road, Matamata. There is parking on site.


Is there a Bus Service?

Please check back for further details of possible transfers from town to venue.

What is the Ticket Price?

$60 per person.  See also, Do Children Get in For Free? FAQ below.

How do I buy tickets?
In store at Matamata Mitre 10, Guthrie Baron, Paper Plus, or if you are unable to visit these stores, please email us at
What does the ticket price include?

Ticket price includes access to the venue only. There is no reserved seating, it is all General Admission.

First come, first served.

Do children get in for free?

Yes, but only on the following basis: One child (12 years of age or younger) will be given free admittance when accompanied by a parent or guardian who has purchased a ticket.  One child per ticket-purchasing adult.


Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
You can bring your own food and drinks. There will be an ice cream stall and coffee cart on site (cash only).
What should I bring?

This is an outdoor concert. We will proceed, rain or shine.

  • So come prepared.
  • Be sun-smart.
  • Bring rain protection.
  • Bring your own chairs or blankets.
  • You can bring sun umbrellas, but these must be taken down when artists are playing.
  • Bring cash.
What I shouldn't I bring?
  • No professional cameras (SLRs or removable lens cameras).
  • No recording devices.
  • No tents or gazebos.
  • No dogs or other animals, other than assistance dogs.
Will there be seating?

There is no reserved seating. Access is General Admission, on a first come, first served basis. You can bring chairs or blankets.

What happens if it rains?

This is an outdoor concert.  Rotary Matamata have the sole and absolute discretion to postpone or cancel the show in exceptional circumstances.

Will there be campervan parking?

Campervan parking will be provided at Swap Park, along with transport.

Event Information

The event is held at 162 Jondor Road, Matamata.  It runs from 1:00pm to 5:30pm.  The event is BYO Food and Drinks. Wheelchair access available.

A Coffee cart and Kowhai ice-cream be onsite!

Apologies but no gazebos allowed.  Umbrellas ok.

Concert Location

162 Jondor Rd, Matamata 3472, New Zealand

Proceeds to local health and youth initiatives.