Games Hub & Entertainment

The Masters Games is renowned for the entertainment and social occasions and these are a big part of the Masters Games Experience.  It provides you with the opportunity to meet up with like-minded sports enthusiasts from around New Zealand and overseas. The Otago Community Trust Games Hub provides a central location for all of this to happen.

The Otago Community Trust Games Hub is the place to be during the 2024 Masters Games. This Games we have decided to take it back “Old Skool” so it will be located at everyone’s favourite, the University Union. It all happens in the Hub with nine fun-filled days and nights of entertainment and action. We have some sports being competed, some medal ceremonies awarded, and of course, with all the day and night time action happening this is the a great event for spectators and Masters alike.

Check out the full line up of our talented artists performing at the 2024 Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games below (subject to change).

Friday 2 February

Cocktail Night: Join us for a Cocktail and soak up the atmosphere and anticipation before the competition begins.

DJ Brendan Christie will be on the decks 5 – 10pm. 

Saturday 3 February

Opening Ceremony:

Glam it up tonight with the Official Opening Ceremony — featuring the official Games opening, the parade of sports, the reading of the oath and the lighting of the Games flame. Meet our Ambassadors and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Boaz:

Playing both Kiwi classics and bangers from today, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along.

Halo:

Seven-piece band Halo is always a favourite at the Masters Games. Let’s start the week off right and get the dance floor pumping from the get-go.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Boaz

6.30pm – 7.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

7.30pm: Opening Ceremony

8.30pm – 9.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

9pm – Late: Halo

Sunday 4 February

Alan Ned Gray

Multi-instrumentalist and live looping artist with a penchant for a dance beat and stacking harmonies.

The Foxy Tones

Dunedin’s finest all girl dance band, The Foxy Tones with their disco beat, great harmonies and choreography with ensure you have a smoking great time.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

4.45pm: Twilight 400

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Alan Ned Gray

6.00pm: Wine Options

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: The Foxy Tones

Monday 5 February

Alan Ned Gray

Multi-instrumentalist and live looping artist with a penchant for a dance beat and stacking harmonies.

Bo & The Constrictors

BO And the Constrictors is a 4-piece rock band from Dunedin that specialise in bringing the energy and noise to the party, serving up high-energy Vintage Pop/Rock with a modern twist.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Jigsaw Racing – Teams

4.45pm: Twilight 400

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Alan Ned Gray

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: BO And The Constrictors

Tuesday 6 February

Master Minds

The Masters Games are serious business, so we thought we could lighten the mood with four local comedians who take being funny very seriously.

Your MC Marea Colombo has issues with yoga, Roland Penoso excelled in every subject at school except PE, Nicola Brown took out top prize for the iced carrot cake at the Lake Hayes A & P Show and your headliner, Harriet Moir once burned the inside of her ass cheeks doing a three hour horse trek in a lacy g-string. Needless to say, none of them have won medals  in anything, but they’ve all done shows around New Zealand to sell out crowds. What more could you ask for?

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Jigsaw Racing – Individuals

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 7.30pm: Master Minds Comedy

7.30pm – late: DJ Brendan Christie

Wednesday 7 February

Brew, Distill & Chill

Tonight is your chance to learn a couple of secrets from Dunedin’s iconic producers of a fine tipple. Join the Emerson’s team, try 4 of their beers matched with 4 Four Pillars Gins. Cheers to that!

Mentalist Collective

The Mentalist Collective  – made up of five songwriters and multi-instrumentalists – creates unique music using a variety of instruments including guitars, ukuleles, dulcimers, and dobro/lapsteel, harmonicas, percussion and pretty much anything else they can get their hands on.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Indoor Triathlon

4.45pm: Twilight 400

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Brew, Distill & Chill with Emerson’s

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: Mentalist Collective

The Mentalist Collective

Thursday 8 February

Alan Ned Gray

Multi-instrumentalist and live looping artist with a penchant for a dance beat and stacking.

Dubious Groove

Dunedin’s own Dubious Groove are a high energy and infectious show playing some of the best hits from the 80’s along with some absolutely legendary tracks from the rest of the history of recorded music. Made up of some of Dunedin’s best musicians their shows are always received with glowing reviews.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Indoor Triathlon

4.45pm: Twilight 400

5.00pm: ODT Quiz Night in the VIP Marquee

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Alan Ned Gray

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: Dubious Groove

Friday 9 February

Alan Ned Gray

Multi-instrumentalist and live looping artist with a penchant for a dance beat and stacking harmonies.

Tahu & The Takahe

Ten piece bad Tahu and The Takahe can’t wait to get you dancing all night long with their non-stop big band sound!

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

12.30pm: Indoor Rowing

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Alan Ned Gray

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: Tahu and The Takahe

Saturday 10 February

Ryan Shanks

Live looping artist encompassing lots of different styles with the odd epic guitar solo.

Stark Raving

A popular Dunedin band with a snappy beat guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

3.00pm: Top Team Challenge

5.00pm – 5.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

5.30pm – 6.30pm: Ryan Shanks

6.30pm – 8.00pm: DJ Brendan Christie

8.00pm – late: Stark Raving

Sunday 11 February

Closing Ceremony

Time to wrap up the weeks events, say thanks and goodbye to friends old and new, and start planning for next time.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.00pm – 6.30pm: DJ Brendan Christie

6.30pm – 7.30pm: Masters Games Closing Ceremony

We’ll see you in Whanganui in 2025!