The Others Way 2020 Line-Up Revealed

Karangahape Road festival The Others Way announces a line-up that digs deep into the rich vein of pure gold that is New Zealand’s alternative music scene. The line-up features artists of the moment JessB, Reb Fountain and Finn Andrews, with Beastwars bringing their immense sludge metal sound to the festival, and The Golden Awesome playing a rare live show.

Phoenix Foundation, Photo by Ebony Lamb

The Others Way 2020 includes folk darling Nadia Reid in her only Auckland show with her full band. The Phoenix Foundation take time out from their new music for an exclusive performance of Buffalo, celebrating the reissue of the acclaimed album on the 10th anniversary of its release.

In the Music Royalty category, The Others Way is thrilled to announce an appearance by New Zealand Hip Hop founders Upper Hutt Posse. Flying Nun icons The Bats and their labelmates The Subliminals and Dead Famous People will also play, and power-pop heroes Voom make a welcome return to the festival.

Diggy Dupé

Showcasing artists at all stages of their careers, the line-up once again features exciting emerging talent such as Wellington pop singer RIIKI, Christchurch alt-country hero Ryan Fisherman, rising rappers Diggy Dupé and Gino October, indie super-group GuardianSingles and talented newcomers Same Name Confusion.

This year’s label curated stages feature Noa Records, a new label focused on spotlighting alternative music from Pasifika and indigenous Māori musicians, and local Auckland label Sunreturn will also host a stage spotlighting their wonderfully eclectic roster including recent bFM chart-topper – K M T P.

The Others Way 2020 line-up (in alphabetical order):

Adam Hattaway and the Haunters / Audrey’s Dance / The Bats / Beastwars
Cootie Cuties / DARTZ / Dead Famous People / Dick Move / Diggy Dupé

 Earth Tongue / Finn Andrews (Solo) / Gareth Thomas / The Golden Awesome
Thee Golden Geese / Gino October / Guardian Singles / JessB
Juno Is / LAIIKA / Love Square / Maxine Funke / Mo Muse / Na Noise / Nadia Reid
Noa Records Stage ft. Hasji, LEAO, Leda’s Dream, Schofield Strangelove & Whyfi
P.H.F / Phoebe Rings / The Phoenix Foundation (performing Buffalo in full)
Reb Fountain & Dave Khan / RIIKI / Ryan Fisherman / Same Name Confusion
Sunreturn Stage ft. Amamelia, Baby Zionov, Dateline, Green Grove & K M T P

Snoutz! / The Subliminals / Upper Hutt Posse / Vera Ellen / Voom

Tickets for The Others Way 2020 are selling fast – with a third of available tickets already gone!! Get your tickets now at Flying Out, or

The Others Way
Friday 11 September
Across Karangahape Road

About The Others Way 

Now in its sixth year, The Others Way is a boutique multi-venue music festival across the Karangahape Road precinct, this year it occurs on September 11.  A cherished late winter pilgrimage to the home of music’s creative spirit- Karangahape Road  – to bathe in the sound of independent artistry. With over 2500 people in attendance and perennially sold out, it’s a festival that continues to grow into the future. This year especially is really a chance to showcase what the festival has always believed – that Aotearoa has a world-class independent live music scene that we should all be very proud of.

The Others Way is hosted by Flying Out, an online and physical music store appropriately located on the spiritual home of cutting-edge New Zealand culture – Karangahape Road, it is a multi-venue, multi-genre showcase of independent music. The festival will once again host some of New Zealand’s iconic music names, artists that find themselves unexpectedly home due to Covid-19 and exciting new acts you’ve never heard of. The Others Way has hosted very early performances from artists that have broken into the mainstream consciousness soon afterwards, from Aldous Harding to The Beths, and Church & AP to Benee.