Kickdown Motorcycle Festival

Kickdown Festival 2022

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.

Entrants have the option of camping at Joe’s Farm for the entire event where the night time entertainment is based, or finding their own accommodation nearby.

Kickdown is breaking new ground with entrants in with the chance to win $1 million using the latest timing technology. There hasn’t been anything like this done anywhere before – it’s a world first at Kickdown Festival.



Event Timetable

Thursday 20th January

2:00pm – 7:00pm:  Entrant check in and camping @ Joe’s Farm

5:00pm – 10:00pm: Campground bar open and walk-in movie on the big screen @ Joe’s Farm

Friday 21st January

7:00am – 9:00am:  Campers Buffet Breakfast Breakfast @ Joe’s Farm

8:00am – 9:00am:  Day Entrant check in @ Joe’s Farm

9:00am:  Ride the Loop entrants depart Joe’s Farm

11:00am – 1:00pm:  Lunch break & Show at Coromandel Town

1:00pm onwards:  Return to Whangamata

7:00pm – 10:00pm:  Entrant only concert @ Joe’s Farm featuring “The Sons”.

Saturday 22nd January

7:00am – 9:00am:  Registered Bikes assemble at the Esplanade, Whangamata
Non-Registered bikes check in to Williamson Park (Surf Club), Whangamata

9:30am:  Motorcycle Stampede

10:00am – 2:00pm:  Classic Cover Downtown Bike Show

3:00pm – 10:00pm:  Major Concert @ Joe’s Farm


Saturday night 22nd January is the Kickdown concert with a wicked rock line up! Catch the free bus from Whangamata, buy a bus ticket from surrounding coromandel towns or better yet grab a camping pass and stay at the farm.

kickdown festival 2022 concert artist line up