Northern Bass 2022: Joey Bada$$, Chase & Status, Andy C to headline as festival returns for 2022-2023

Northern Bass is back.
Northern Bass is back. Photo credit: Supplied

New Zealand's iconic festival Northern Bass will return this December after COVID-19 put paid to the annual celebration earlier this year.

The New Year's festival is making its return to Kaiwaka with an impressively bass-heavy lineup to farewell 2022 and ring in the new year.

The stacked, genre-defying lineup spans English electronic music duo Chase & Status, British DJ Andy C and Tonn Piper, American rapper Joey Bada$$, Aussie electronic rock band Pendulum and Australian-based rapper and songwriter Sampa The Great.

In good company, the lineup also includes drum and bass heavyweights Kanine, The Upbeats, LeeMvtthews, A.M.C and Alix Perez, Auckland's own FILTH featuring Halfqueen and BBYFACEKILLA, Brazilian drum and bass legend DJ Marky and Mr Carmack.

The festival kicks off on December 29 in Northland's Kaiwaka for a huge three-day send-off across three stages.

"The last year has been particularly challenging for the whole events industry, but it also gave us the drive to work harder behind the scenes," Northern Bass festival director Gareth Popham says.

"Now Northern Bass is back and stronger than ever, with a line-up we are proud to say is one of our best yet."

Two and three-day tickets are on sale now, with three-day passes already on the second release. Limited Fuzen Lounge (VIP), camping and campervan tickets are also still available.

Northern Bass lineup 2022
The full lineup has been released. Photo credit: Supplied

Here's the full line-up:

  • Alix Perez
  • A.M.C + Phantom
  • Andy C + Tonn Piper
  • Bou + Haribo
  • Chase & Status DJ Set
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Kanine Presents: Inversion
  • Kings Of The Rollers + Inja
  • Ladi6
  • Lee Mvtthews
  • Pendulum
  • Sampa The Great
  • Salmonella Dub feat Tiki Taane
  • The Upbeats.

Additional acts: A Little Sound • Aroha • Artificial Intelligence • Benny: Boy Live • Bobby Brazuka • Body Ocean • Burnzy • Chiccoreli •  Coco • DJ Marky • DJ Sir-Vere •  Dylan C • Emma G • Emwa • Filth Feat Halfqueen + BBYFACEKILLA • Flava D • Flowidus • George-E • Grafix • Haan808 • Halogenix • Harriet Jaxxon • Headland• Hue • Invadhertz • Jessb • Jujulipps • Kings • Levi • Lil Bubblegum • Mantis • Melodownz • Mittz • Mozaik • Mr Carmack • Nito • Opiuo • Paige Julia • Pirapus • Poris • Ob:Verse • Rubi Du • Ruby Lou • Rhyas • Sorchalula • S.P.Y • T1r • Tali Live • Talisman • Tenpin • Tokyo Prose • Truth • Tsuruda • Voe • Willy May • Workforce.