Last year Friday Jams brought a nostalgic throwback to Western Springs and it was a crazy fun night! Well now Friday Jams is back and it looks like we get to do that all over again! Check out some photos from 2018 below:
Following its acclaimed 2018 fete, New Zealand’s colossal concert series ‘Friday Jams Live’ is back this November, bringing a jaw-dropping lineup of big hitters to Auckland’s Western Springs Stadium.
This year will raise the bar yet again by bringing some of the world’s most legendary icons of hip-hop and R&B together for one epic night—treating fans to superstar performances and non-stop hits across six glorious hours.
R&B royalty and five-time Grammy Award winner, Janet Jackson, takes full ‘Control’ of ‘Friday Jams Live’ 2019 with her countless multi-platinum hits paired with the tightest of choreography. Janet burst onto the scene in the 80s, heralding a fresh concept for R&B music. Her fierce independence quickly struck a chord with fans—empowering millions with her honest, sensual lyricism, wrapped in hypnotic synth-heavy beats.
Black Eyed Peas
With five NZ Top 20 albums (5x certified NZ Platinum), 11 NZ Top 10 singles (four #1’s) and seven Grammy Awards under their belt, the Black Eyed Peas have successfully become a household name. The group are all set to revolutionise the stage with their countless hip-hop anthems like ‘Where Is The Love?’, ‘Shut Up’, ‘Don’t Phunk With My Heart’, ‘Boom Boom Pow’, ‘The Time (Dirty Bit)’ and ‘Meet Me Halfway’.
One of the most indelible and influential figures of hip-hop 50 Cent will bring ‘Disco Inferno’ to the much-awaiting crowd of ‘Friday Jams Live’. Turning the dancefloor into the hottest club in town, he will be delivering bump and grind goodness with hits ‘Candy Shop (feat. Olivia)’, ‘Just A Lil Bit’, ‘P.I.M.P (Feat. Snoop Dogg)’, ‘Ayo Technology (feat. Justin Timberlake)’ and ’21 Questions (Feat. Nate Dogg)’.
Hot on our radars since 2010’s NZ #5 eponymous album, hip-hop maestro Jason Derulowill be bringing his polished moves and contagious energy onstage—turning up the heat with tunes like ‘In My Head’ (NZ Platinum), ‘Don’t Want To Go Home’, ‘Want To Want Me’ (Platinum), ‘Ridin Solo’ and ‘Wiggle’!
The multi-award-winning R&B songstress Keri Hilson will keep audiences on their feet with her list of slamming hits ‘Knock You Down’ (NZ Platinum), ‘Buyou’ and the colossal Timbaland anthem ‘The Way I Are’.
With five NZ Top 10 singles (5x Platinum) under his belt, Samoan king of party jams Savage is sure to get those hips into the ‘Swing’ of things this November. Fans can expect him to play his extensive list of hip-hop collabs including ‘Moonshine’ (feat. Akon), ‘They Don’t Know’ (feat. Aaradhna) and ‘Freaks’ (feat. Timmy Trumpet).
Known for his 2004 hip-hop smash ‘Tipsy’, notorious party starter J-Kwon also joins the awesome bill, ready to keep the vibe alive and pumping!
Armed with his inarguable charisma, NY-based ultimate hype man Fatman Scoop will make his third return to ‘Friday Jams’. He will be the main man of the night, hosting the entire show and keeping audiences on their toes.
Horizon & Yo! Mafia
Concluding this year’s killer lineup are two of hip-hop’s in-demand DJs Horizon and Yo! Mafia. They’ll be treating concert-goers to the greatest R&B and hip hop tracks, from the minute gates open until the last mic drops.
Grab your tickets fast and don’t miss your chance to witness NZ’s rollicking R&B and hip-hop blowout this November!