Coming Events

Summer Sessions

Dates: Sat 14 Dec, 9pm

Limitless Touring presents Summer Sessions: a night of house and drum and bass music in the home of NZ Summer! With a stacked crew of out of towners and local DJ's, you'd be silly to miss this one.

Dislocate & MC Crafty
Ben McCulloch

Tickets on sale now via

There's very limited capacity for this so grab your ticket and we'll see you there for a froth!

Poverty Bay Club // Saturday 14th December
Doors open 9:00PM
Strictly R18

This is an open, inclusive party for people who want to have a good time. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.


Dates: Last Tuesday of every month

Introducing the Far Out Film nights at the Dome.

Last Tuesday of the month - 7pm

Hand picked classic films that have stood the test of time. Left of centre, out on the fringe, always with substance and never boring. Many films may be unknown to some of our viewers, yet we hope you will come for an experience.

Expect the unexpected! $10 cash

Check out our movies page for monthly film details.

Knights of the Dub Table

Dates: Friday 27 December

Electro dub collective ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ dive into sonic frequencies taking audiences on a dynamic live journey with uplifting grooves, live dubs, featured guitar riffs and infectious sonic bass. Top this off with soulful 3part vocals and hip-hop inspired MC lines and you have ‘Knights of the Dub Table’.

Since their inception during 2008, they have performed alongside some of New Zealand’s best-known Reggae/Dub acts Katchafire, Tiki Taane, dDub, Rhombus, Cornerstone Roots, Opensouls, Optimus Gryme, Black Seeds, popular Australian Dub outfit The Versionaries and Groundation.

Hailing from Hamilton City the original three members Mr Samy'samson (vocals, guitar), Sax’imus (MC, sax) first met in 2007 while studying music at the Waikato Institute of Technology. During 2008 they joined forces becoming Knights of the DUB Table and began to craft their sound into something unique.

The Dome is opening on December 27th especially for The Knights of the Dub Table! Don't miss out, get your tickets sorted for this awesome summer gig!

Drop Legs

Dates: Saturday 11 January

Presales $15 from The Dome or Aviary - $20 on the door

Drop Legs bring the party with their psychedelic blend of surf rock, hip hop and reggae. With dank bass lines setting up grooves they are the type of band that have fans going from a two step to a mosh before ending arm in arm singing along to feel good anthems.

Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Drop Legs have built a core following of fans thanks
to their energetic party-friendly shows. The last 12 months has seen them play venues
and festivals across Europe, New Zealand and Australia including Boom Town (UK),
Party In the Paddock, Falls Festival, Island vibes, Sound Splash (NZ), Paradiso (NL) and
Madness (NL) as well as a sold out East Coast tour with Tones And I.

In Australia, Drop Legs have supported bands such as Ocean Alley, The Bennies​, Tones And I whilst overseas they’ve supported the likes of ​SOJA​ and ​The Beautiful Girls​.


Dates: Wed 22 Jan

Tickets $20 from Aviary or
Quebecois folk five-piece Rosier are making waves with their genre-bending music that merges elements of traditional folk, indie, jazz, pop and bluegrass.

"We’ve always seen ourselves as a chosen family. We have been making music together for over 10 years now, and we've known each other even longer.
Those who have been following us know that it is the spirit of friendship which binds us together that has fed our creative fiber and kept us moving forward all these years."

James Peden

Dates: Saturday 25th January


Melbourne Electronic Synth Pop Solo artist James Peden is touring to Gisborne. Performing live in the Garden Bar James is bringing a collection of upbeat lively originals that will not doubt get you dancing!

His music is described as a unique blend of electronic music, synth pop, with a twist of 80s sounding vocals. He performs with his synthesizer and is very interactive in his live show.

His single Thirst No More placed 6th in the Amrap Regional Charts in Australia in 2017 and placed in the semi finals of the Unsigned Songwriters competition.

This year has been James' (JP) busiest year gigging around Melbourne city venues. Qualify in the Grand Final Open Mic competition and featuring at the Waves Festival in Melbourne.

He will share about his musician journey and stories behind his songs. Covering issues of facing mental health and encouraging you to find the positive side of life.

"Hi my name is James Peden, originally from Auckland, NZ, I now call Melbourne home. I started out with music as a teenager playing keys in church and became a solo artist in 2005.

I love experimenting with synth/keyboard and electronic sounds to create my music and live shows are full of energy and life. You will hear a unique blend of electronic music, pop, synth and 80s sounding vocals.

I have been compared to the likes of Pseudo Echo, David Bowie, Potbellez, & Peking Duk.

Like to experience something different in my live shows? I use flashing neon lights from my keyboard stand and from my clothing while I perform original songs like New Future, Superhero, Speed of Sound, & Together to name a few."

Bowie - Absolute Bowie Tribute

Dates: Saturday 1st Feb

The Absolute Bowie Band are back in NZ after their 2019 sellout season!

Is your favorite in here?

Absolute Beginners (1986)
Always Crashing In The Same Car (1977)
Ashes To Ashes (1980)
Blue Jean (1984)
Breaking Glass (1977)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (1982)
Changes (1971)
China Girl (1983)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Fame (1975)
Fashion (1980)
Five Years (1972)
Golden Years (1975)
Heroes (1977)
Lazarus (2015)
Let’s Dance (1983)
Life On Mars? (1971)
Modern Love (1983)
Moonage Daydream (1972)
Rebel Rebel (1974)
Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (1972)
Sorrow (1973)
Sound And Vision (1977)
Space Oddity (1969)
Starman (1972)
Suffragette City (1972)
The Jean Genie (1972)
The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
Where Are We Now? (2013)
Ziggy Stardust (1972)

Absolute Bowie Band:

Roy Brown (Guv) Vocals / Piano, Owen Vickers Guitars, Michael Allen Saxophones, Andrew Donnelly Bass / Vocals, Kathryn Totty Vocals / Percussion, Amand Gerbault Keyboards, Andrew Gladstone Drums / Vocals.


Dates: First Tuesday of the month

The best in live music!

Come down on the first Tuesday of the month for the best selection of local music at the Poverty Bay Blues Night. Each month sees a new line-up of musicians giving us a taste of what they've got.

Doors open at 7pm, bands start 8pm. Just $5 on the door