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Kickdown Festival

  •  Thu 20 Jan 2022 - Sun 23 Jan 2022
  •  Thu 20 Jan 2022 - Sun 23 Jan 2022

New Zealand's newest bikes and music Festival, coming to Whangamata this January 2022! Ride the Coromandel Loop, Bike Show, Stampede, live concert, prizes and more!


Kickdown Festival is the newest Motorcycle Festival in New Zealand (catering for American, British, European motorcycles) and largest in the North Island. Based at Joe’s Farm, just 10 minutes north of the popular surfside town of Whangamata, the Festival combines all the elements of the ultimate motorcycling experience – 1 of the best riding routes in the Southern Hemisphere, music on steroids, Stampede, bike show and trade displays.

The main attractions at the Festival are the “Ride the Loop” around the world famous Coromandel Peninsula coastal roads, $1 Million Dollar Prize draw, Motorcycle Stampede, Downtown Bike Show and Major Concert featuring the best rock bands in New Zealand.

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