Friday Jams Live announce 2022 lineup with Macklemore, TLC, Akon, and more

We're already thinking about all the singalongs...

After a two-year hiatus, ZM’s Friday Jams Live is back with a lineup so HUGE it has to be seen to be believed.

Leading the way for instalment number four is none other than multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artist Macklemore. At this point, we’re sure he needs no introduction, but just in case you need to be reminded – with more than 12.8 billion combined streams to date, Macklemore is one of the most successful independent artists of the 21st century.

And with hit singles including ‘Thrift Shop’ ft. Ryan Lewis & Wanz, ‘Same Love’ ft. Mary Lambert, ‘Can’t Hold Us’  ft. Ryan Lewis & Ray Dalton, ‘Good Old Days’ ft. Kesha, and a stack more, you aren’t going to want to miss his set.

Friday Jams Live 2022 New Zealand Tour Dates

General Public Tickets go on sale Friday 12 August @ 11am (local time)

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If you thought that was it though, guess again. Because Friday Jams Live 2022 is delivering the goods for its return. Macklemore will be joined by American girl group TLC who scored nine top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout the ’90s including ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’, and ‘Creep’.

The one, the only, Mr Lonely aka Grammy-nominated producer and artist Akon will also be heading our way, alongside Grammy-Award winner Ashanti, Diamond-selling dancehall and reggae icon Shaggy, Bhangra-R&B fusion artist Jay Sean, American R&B powerhouse group Dru Hill, American rapper and singer Lumidee, one of Australia’s greatest musical exports Havana Brown, and of course international party DJ YO! MAFIA.

So, what we’re saying is, you might get to singalong to ‘Thrift Shop’, ‘No Scrubs’, ‘I Wanna Love You’, ‘7 Days’, ‘Rock Wit U’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Ride It’, ‘In My Bed’, ‘We Run The Night’ and MORE all in the same night.

Truly iconic.


TLC – No Scrubs (Official HD Video)

Who is performing at Friday Jams Live 2022?

  • Macklemore
  • TLC
  • Akon
  • Ashanti
  • Jeremih
  • Shaggy
  • Jay Sean
  • Dru Hill
  • Lumidee
  • Havana Brown
  • Yo! Mafia
  • Hosted by Abbie Chatfield & Fatman Scoop

When do tickets for Friday Jams Live 2022 go on sale?

Spark Members Presale

Monday 8 August @ 10am (local) until Wednesday 10 August @ 10am (local)

This presale is for customers of Spark. You will need the direct link and unique codes provided by Spark to access this presale. If you do not have these you will need to contact Spark directly.

You must have a valid Ticketmaster account to complete your purchase. If you have not done so already, please ensure your account details including payment details are up to date.

Please take your time and ensure you double check your ticket selection on every screen. After moving from the queue to the purchase page you will be required to select your preferred ticket selection, please ensure you double check which tickets you have selected before proceeding. Your order details will appear four times prior to confirming your purchase.

Frontier Touring Members Presale

Wednesday 10 August @ 1pm (local) until Thursday 11 August @ 1pm (local)

This Presale is for members of Frontier Touring. To access the Frontier Touring presale, please ensure you are a Frontier Touring Member. When you are logged in, the top menu will say ‘My Details’. 

You must also have a valid Ticketmaster account to complete your purchase. If you have not done so already, please ensure your account details including payment details are up to date.

On presale day, you will need to log into your Frontier Touring account to access the presale links. When you are logged in, the menu will say ‘My Details’. 

You must enter the unique presale code provided by Frontier Touring to access tickets . If you have not received the code you will need to contact Frontier Touring directly.

Once logged in, head to the home page, click the banner for Friday Jams Live and follow the links on their website to get back to the Ticketmaster site.

 If you do not have this code prior to the presale starting you will need to contact Frontier Touring directly.

Please take your time and ensure you double check your ticket selection on every screen. After moving from the queue to the purchase page you will be required to enter your unique code and then reselect your preferred ticket choice, please ensure you double check which tickets you have selected before proceeding. Your order details will appear four times prior to confirming your purchase.

General Public Onsale

Friday 12 August @ 11am (local)

How much are tickets for Friday Jams Live 2022?

*Additional Fees, Levies & Charges may apply.
Akon – Smack That (Official Music Video) ft. Eminem

Friday Jams Live 2022 New Zealand Ticket Tips

When is Friday Jams Live 2022 touring New Zealand?

Friday Jams Live 2022 will bring Macklemore, TLC, Akon, Shaggy, and more around New Zealand this November. Tickets are on sale via

  • Perth WA – Saturday 5 November @ HBF Park
  • Brisbane QLD – Friday 11 November @ Brisbane Showgrounds
  • Sydney NSW – Saturday 12 November @ Giants Stadium

When do tickets to Friday Jams Live 2022 go on sale?

Tickets to Friday Jams Live 2022 will go on sale to the general public on Friday 12 August 2022 @ 11am (local). Tickets are on sale via

Log into your Ticketmaster account and update your password if needed!

Get in early and ensure all your MyTicketmaster account details are up to date – from your password to your card details and your phone number.

Ticketmaster will regularly ask you to update your password to ensure the security of your account – you don’t want to get stuck having to change your password while the ticket timer is counting down during onsale as you can risk losing the incredible tickets you have secured.

Instead, now that you know you want to purchase tickets, log into your account and update your password today to ensure you are ready to nab those tickets.

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

  • Sign in to your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before joining the Waiting Room. This will speed up your purchase later.
  • Confirm you have a valid form of payment in your account with current email and billing information. This will make checkout a breeze.
  • Resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Smart Queue.
  • Keep an eye on the time! When it’s your turn, your spot will be held for 10 minutes to begin shopping.
  • Just like before, tickets are always based on availability, demand, and are not guaranteed.

Find out more about Ticketmaster’s Waiting Room and Smart Queue here

What are In Demand Tickets?

In Demand Tickets are tickets in some of the most sought after areas in the venue. Please Note – Ticket prices may fluctuate based on demand.

In Demand tickets are made available by artists and event organisers through Ticketmaster. They give fans fair and safe access to the most sought-after areas in the venue at market-driven prices (adjusting prices according to supply and demand). In Demand tickets are ticket-only purchases, and prices are subject to change at any time.

Want a memento? Grab a collector ticket!

Want a memento to remember your night? When selecting your tickets make sure you choose the Collector Ticket option to receive your Friday Jams Live 2022 specific souvenir.

A collector ticket is a souvenir ticket which not only gets you into the event, it also serves as a treasured keepsake to be kept well after the concert is over.

Collector tickets are only made available for selected events and can be purchased through the normal purchase processes – be sure to select a “Collector Ticket” when choosing your ticket type.

Collector tickets can only be delivered to fans via mail, and cannot be sent as Print-at-Home or E-Tickets, or collected from outlets or the venue. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid New Zealans address. You must provide a New Zealand postal address to receive Collector Tickets.

Collector tickets will be dispatched approximately one month prior to the event.

How many Friday Jams Live tickets can I buy?

There is a ticket limit of 4 (four) tickets per customer for the Presales.

There is a ticket limit of 10 (ten) tickets per customer for General Public Onsale.

Get to know Mobile Tickets!

All tickets purchased*** to Friday Jams Live 2022 via Ticketmaster are digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or the web browser on your mobile phone, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

No PDFs, no printing, and no paper mean that you’ve always got your ticket with you.

Download the Ticketmaster App, and find more information about Mobile Tickets, here.

Top tip: To make entry on event day as quick as possible, we recommend adding your tickets to your phone’s wallet before arriving at the venue!

**All tickets can only be accessed via mobile web browser or the Ticketmaster app, except Collector Tickets, which will be sent via mail prior to the event.

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

Fans who require accessible tickets can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase to view the ‘Best Available’ seating currently available.

Accessible seats (including Companion Cards) can be purchased during the presales via Customer Service if you can quote a relevant password.

Accessible seating, both during presales and the general public sale period, can also be requested via our Accessible Booking form. Please be sure to include your relevant presale code with your request if wanting to make a booking during the presale period.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 1300 446 925. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

Ashanti – Foolish

Shaggy – It Wasn't Me

Hints and tips for improving your chances of getting Friday Jams Live tickets

Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account then make sure you sign up in advance –

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep your options open with ‘Best Available’

Save time by searching “Best Available,” which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Remember: there are a lot of fans

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event. When a popular event goes on sale there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of customers all attempting to purchase tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold as long as seats are available, and when an act is this popular, sometimes they go very quickly.

Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

Friday Jams Live 2022, featuring Macklemore, TLC, Akon, Ashanti, Jeremih, Shaggy, and more, will tour New Zealand this November. Tickets are on sale via

Jay Sean – Down ft. Lil Wayne (Official Music Video) ft. Lil Wayne