Fat Freddy's Drop playing Parliament 'a great idea', jokes Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern has indicated that dub/roots band Fat Freddy's Drop may perform at the Beehive if she becomes Prime Minister.

The Labour Party leader spoke about her fondness for the 'Wandering Eye' hitmakers during a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday night, during which she answered questions from potential voters.

Ardern spoke about the recent Green Party problems, Labour's health policies and her favourite tea - along with the iconic Wellington seven-piece.

"I don't know if parliament grounds are big enough to host every past and present member of Fat Freddys Drop," says Ardern.

"They're amazing. I used to live in Wellington and I'm pretty sure the first time I heard them play... might have been at Matterhorn, [a venue] that sadly Wellington is looking to lose. I think the last time I saw them they played over on Waiheke Island."

Her comments were made in reply to Facebook user Sean Alex Henry, who asked if she would get Fat Freddy's Drop to play on parliament grounds if she became Prime Minister.

"That would be amazing - let's write that down, that's a great idea," laughed Ardern.

Fat Freddy's Drop playing at NZ parliament grounds 'a great idea' - Jacinda Ardern
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While she has been an MP since 2008, Ardern has also performed DJ sets, including at the 2014 Laneway Festival.

The playlist below is comprised of songs Ardern has played during her sets - although there are no Fat Freddy's Drop numbers, there are tracks by fellow Kiwi artists Unknown Mortal Orschstra, Street Chant and Opossum.