Fred Again confirms Wellington gig

Fred Again confirms Wellington gig.
Fred Again confirms Wellington gig. Photo credit: Instagram

UK DJ/producer Fred Again has finally confirmed he will be playing in Wellington this weekend.

On Wednesday afternoon, the 'Strong' hitmaker uploaded video of his flight into the capital from Sydney after a series of pop-up shows in Australia.

"Oh baby," he wrote on his Instagram Stories. "We can see our stage basically!"

He then posted he would be sorting out a ticket link for the show "in 30". It follows days of intense speculation among fans that he would be stopping off over here while Down Under.

On Tuesday, Wellington Council dropped a major hint the DJ could be performing a secret shindig in the capital.

Drug-checking organisation Know Your Stuff may have also let it slip after it posted that they will be attending a "big" gig at Waitangi Park in the centre of the capital on Friday.

"Hi Wellington friends! A little bird has told us there's going to be a bit of a shindig happening at Waitangi Park this Friday evening, so we've set up a special clinic," it posted on social media.

"The Waitangi Park gig promises to be a big one, so we've extended our checking hours to make sure everyone gets the chance to get their gear checked in time and have some epic fun."

The post was quickly deleted and reuploaded with a completely different caption.

Later on on Tuesday, Fred Again stoked more speculation after posting a video to his Instagram story showing a crew member watching a Jonah Lomu clip.

Murmurs about a potential New Zealand gig started after the British DJ shared a picture of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings on Instagram before arriving in Australia for his tour across the ditch. 

Fred Again's popularity has grown dramatically over the past year in which he's played sold-out shows and headlined major international music festivals.

He performed twice in Wellington last year and said he would return. He had been booked to perform at Auckland's 2023 Laneway Festival, but that did not go ahead due to the Auckland Anniversary Floods.