The Brag Media unveils hosts and performers for first-ever Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards

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• Sharyn Casey and Jayden King from New Zealand’s Sharyn & Jayden on The Edge will host

The Brag Media and Rolling Stone New Zealand have released the lineup of hosts and performers for its first annual Panhead Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards.

Sharyn Casey and Jayden King from New Zealand’s Sharyn & Jayden on The Edge will host the upcoming event to celebrate Aotearoa music. The pair will also broadcast their show live from the venue, giving listeners an exclusive backstage pass.

The live music lineup to perform at the awards show later this month includes Rob Ruha & Ka Hao (Nominated for Best Single), Stan Walker & Hamo Dell (Walker is nominated for Best Record), and Six60 (Nominated for Best Single and the Rolling Stone Global Award).



The awards will take place at Glasshouse in Auckland on ​​August 31, and follows the expansion of the music and pop culture masthead, which launched locally in March.

The announcement follows the release of the nominees last month — which included Lorde, BENEE, Six60, L.A.B, Crowded House, BROODS, and more

Casey said: “I can’t believe that our names and Rolling Stone are in the same sentence, hosting the first ever Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards is such an honour and we can’t wait for what will be an iconic night.”

King said: “I am beyond excited for the Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards! Combining all of my favourite things; music, good times, celebrating excellence – all with Rolling Stone! What an honour, I can’t wait.”

Sharyn & Jayden

The Brag Media editor in chief, Poppy Reid, said: “Our inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards in Aotearoa is set to be everything we intended it to be from the outset; a celebration of Kiwi music and the industry’s incredible resilience and global presence.

“The outstanding performance lineup of Rob Ruha & Ka Hao, Stan Walker & Hamo Dell, and Six60 makes the Awards one of the hottest tickets in town. And with the event being held on the final day of Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori – Maori Music Month, this celebration of some of Aotearoa’s biggest and best music talent is something we are immensely proud of.”

The next issue arrives on newsstands September 5 with The Wiggles on the cover, and includes a feature on the Awards nominees. 

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