International hip-hop artist Yelawolf is one of the confirmed acts coming to the Bay Dreams festival in Mount Maunganui.

The warm-up party on January 1 would feature British dance and hip-hop act Example as the first night's headliner.

Also warming up would be The Upbeats feat MC Tiki Taane, The Peace Keepers, Average Rap Band, Earth Tiger and Kings.

The main party would get under way on January 2, with US hip-hop star Yelawolf just confirmed.


Also announced was LA's AC Slater, renowned for his unique blend of house music, dirty UK garage-inspired bass lines and old school rave synths.

Rounding off the third and final instalment was one of New Zealand's leading forces in the drum 'n' bass scene, TREI, local Bay of Plenty jack of all trades Brutus Powers, Dead Recipe, Booty Brothers and Troy Kete.

They join the already revealed line-up of Shapeshifter, Skream, Sticky Fingers, Grandmaster Flash and Bizzy Bone, Ryan Hemsworth, Kilter, Summer Thieves, Herman Saiz, Rory Noble, Katchafire, Kora, Concord Dawn and Home Brew.

Presented by Audiology and PATO Entertainment, the New Year's festival would kick off at ASB Baypark Stadium in Tauranga.