Music festival Juicy Fest kicks off with bang in Auckland

Nelly, NeYo and Mýa are just a few of the big names putting on a show at a festival that many thought too good to be true. 

But true it is - the international superstars have been embracing the RnB love in New Zealand with crowds that can't believe their musical luck.

For any lover of RnB the line-up of international artists performing at the Juicy Festival is a dream 90S mixtape.

"The lineup is too good right? All international acts," said Juicy Festival promoter Matt Spratt.

With a line-up of RnB artists that seemed too good to be true, conspiracy theorists thought it was fake news. But the Juicy Fest is indeed on. 

"It's something I've been looking forward to for six months, it's been on the calendar for a while," artist Mýa told Newshub

And the fans waiting to hear the hits are feeling very, very excited.

"This is a great time for all of us, not just the crowd but the artists as well, who've been loving New Zealand," Mýa told Newshub.

"It's been amazing performing here, the crowds have been so energetic, we definitely feel the love."

And the aroha has been returned leaving crowds feeling blown away.

"And that's what we wanted to do right. It's not been without tricky workarounds, the weather forcing Tauranga to be cancelled, we tried our best but Mother Nature didn't help us," Spratt said. 

But the weather gods turned on a stunner today, with Biggie back up and Auckland a go.

And after so long without such events the key message is clear.

"We're here to celebrate each other and have a ball and enjoy the new year, kick it off right."