Plenty of great times coming up at Smash Palace ... LOUD & PROUD !
Every Wednesday 7pm - Handle Club Draw
Every Friday night from 8pm - BUILD-A-BAND .... motivate your muso mates or just turn up - everything's set up ready to go. Let's jam ! FREE ENTRY
Every Sunday 3pm - 6pm - Sunday Drive BYO Vinyl Session ... come + play your favourite records.
Friday December 15th - ARIANA + LUKE WHAANGA - 5:30 - 8pm. Free entry.
Saturday December 16th - SIT DOWN IN FRONT + DJ BUB - 9pm $5 door.
Wednesday December 20th - SMASH CAROLS - singalong and bring cans of pet food for SPCA - free entry.
Friday December 22nd - MARK FERRIS - 5:30 - 8pm. Free entry.
Saturday December 23rd - STEVE KINGI BAND - 9pm $10 door.
Wednesday December 27th - SMASH BASH - a Gizzy Reunion with UNI-FI, TYNA, THE 35ERS, SUPER NARCO MAN, NERVOUS SURGEONS, THE NGO’S, MISS POU, THE HUNTAWAYS, SIT DOWN IN FRONT + JERSEY BOB. 3pm start - $18+bf presale $25 limited door. https://www.facebook.com/events/298609003969835??ti=ia
Friday December 29th - HIT THE BEACH GISBORNE - with MASTER BLASTER, BLAME THROWER, THE ROCKET JOCKS + SIT DOWN IN FRONT. 8pm $10 door.
Sunday December 31st - NEW YEAR'S REGGAELUTION - DREADICATED + SUBHERBZ + DJ ENDSTAR. 9pm start - $15 +bf presale $20 limited door.
Saturday January 6th - SMASH FEST - heavy metal/hard rock festival https://www.facebook.com/events/219236501940537/?ti=icl
Saturday January 13th - The BIG BLUES UP - a celebration of the Blues - SLOW HAND + LAZY FIFTY + RICH ALEXANDER + MANPHIBIAN + THE REVEREND SAM LYLE + THE BLUES BUTLERS. 7pm $18 + bf presale $25 limited door.
Saturday January 20th - SUNSMASH - rock spectacular - DARK WATER + JAS JOSLAND + KINGS OF KAIAUA + THE SEARCH + VANGROVE. 7pm $18 + bf presale $25 limited door.
Thursday January 25th - ROCK STEADY - Bad Company/Foreigner tribute - tickets $50 at the bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/786455434849984/?ti=icl
Sunday January 28th - SMASH PALACE 28th BIRTHDAY PARTY - UNI-FI + IRB + THE HUNTAWAYS + SOCIETY’S ADDICTION. 4pm Free entry.
Sunday February 4th - WELCOME TO SMASHVILLE - a celebration of Country Music - LESLIE NIA NIA + STEVE KINGI BAND + THE MO2’S + THE HAY MAKERS + HONEY JAM. 5pm $18 + bf presale $25 limited door.
Check out recent live shows on the Smash Palace YouTube channel !
Book a Function
Whether it's a work do, birthday or farewell .... Smash Palace is the perfect place to celebrate with live music, catering options and no venue hire fee !
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Smash Palace is all about good times with great live music, delicious drinks + food and awesome locals. It's also a function venue like no other ! Open from 3 every day except Monday and from midday Saturday.
The Home of Live Music in Gisborne - and judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue in New Zealand !
For the past 25 years, Smash Palace has been pumping out the hottest live sounds with acts like Skankamelia, One One One, The Nervous Surgeons to name a few turning on huge nights for music lovers.
Friday nights from 8 should be in your diary as a regular live music "must-do" as Gizzy's finest muso's "Build-A-Band" - jamming up a storm.
When sunny days are here we use the outdoor stage, but otherwise the indoor stage at Smash Palace is pumping every Saturday night ! A growing collection of more than 500 vinyl albums is regularly spun on the Smash Palace turntables before and after the live acts.
Find out why Smash Palace was judged the Best Music Entertainment Venue at the 2016 Hospitality NZ Awards !
Delicious Drinks + Food
What are you having ?
The finest beers and ciders on tap, RTD's + non-alcoholic drinks in the chiller and blow-torched pizza + deep fried goodness from the kitchen ... smashing !
On tap: Steinlager Classic, Gisborne Gold, Sunshine Brewery Off Shore IPA, Speights, Macs Green Beret, Macs Gold, Macs Mid Vicious (2.5 %), Lion Red, Tui, Export Gold, Harvest Cider, Bulmer Harvest.
Non-alcoholic drinks: Locally produced First Press range of grape juices - Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose & Merlot. Locally produced Gladstone's Ginger Beer, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, local organic Hill Road orange juice, Kiri OJ, DB Citrus 0% Beer + the usual soft drinks.
Check out the menu to the left ...
Where everyone likes to meet
Friendly faces are a big part of what makes Smash Palace great.
People from all walks of life enjoy sharing the relaxed good times and East Coast vibes at Smash Palace - including the Smash Palace Shockers, our very own champion Football team. Whether you find yourself under the DC3 plane in the garden bar, parked up in front of the open fire, or front and centre of one of the two stages.
Smash Palace is where Gisborne meets the world and the world meets Gisborne !
Catering for Functions
Feed up to 200 hungry party people at Smash with Spitfire !
The roast with the most.
Spitfire is the new catering solution at Smash Palace with a menu that includes spit roasted pork, BBQ Venison patties, hot-smoked fish as well as 3 salads, fresh buns & 4 sauces ! Catering for groups of 40 to 200, Spitfire makes it even easier to have the best party you'll never remember at Smash Palace.
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata ...
Your host is well known around Gisborne as a musician and supporter of the arts. Dad to Maia, Jasmine and Jackson, he shares a life with their understanding mother Kerry.
A squash and football playing (Smash Palace Shockers) kombi enthusiast, he likes to grow and eat food.
Welcoming Party of one and devoted Status Quo fan from the villa on the river ... smile - you've just been Wombled !
Cat in Charge
Now feed me.
Pizza & Chips Girl
Queen of the Carbs - Jasmine's on deck at Smash to whip up a feed when you need one. She's a hip-hop dancing, football playing Gizzy babe ...
The smiley girl who's learning the ropes and may one day stage a coup .... Maia enjoys Hip Hop dancing, photography and watching TV ! Even while she's working !