From pioneering the music genre of New Orleans ‘Bounce’, to collaborating with Beyoncé, Big Freedia is a cultural icon, headed for New Zealand!

“Release ya mind,” cause Big Freedia is coming to Aotearoa New Zealand in March joining The Soul Rebels, GZA and Talib Kweli to tour Auckland and Wellington as part of Bluesfest 2023.

In addition to releasing her own critically acclaimed EPs, ‘3rd Ward Bounce’ (2018), ‘Louder’ (2020), and ‘Big Diva Energy’ (2021), Big Freedia has also appeared on numerous high-profile projects, including Beyoncé’s Grammy award-winning, ‘Formation’, and the recently released track coined the song of the summer, ‘Break My Soul’. Bringing her distinctive voice and signature catch-phrases to all her work, she also collaborated on Drake’s ‘Nice For What’, and has teamed up with pop starlets Lizzo, Kesha and Charlie XCX to name but a few.


Known by her fans as the “Queen Diva”, Big Freedia is a loud and proud advocate for racial and gender equality and LGBTQ+ rights.

Joining the loud and proud Big Freedia on this incredible line-up is hip-hop royalty – GZA aka the Genius from Wu-Tang Clan, and Talib Kweli from Black Star, both icons in the hip-hop world, and highly respected for their solo work. Providing the solid backing to cement and bring together these unique collaboration performances for the collective is brass sensation from New Orleans, The Soul Rebels.

Friday 31st March 2023 – Trusts Arena, Auckland NZ

Saturday 1st April 2023 – TSB Arena, Wellington NZ