Childish Gambino to debut new music, new festival in NZ

New Zealand hasn't felt this loved since it was named the filming destination for The Lord Of The Rings.

On Thursday, the little nation that could was announced as the second-ever location for rapper Childish Gambino's (Donald Glover) secretive 'Pharos' festival.

What's more, his longtime collaborator Fam Rosthein confirmed to Vanity Fair: 'People can expect new music in some capacity' at the New Zealand shows.

 'Expect new music': Childish Gambino rapper Donald Glover reveals New Zealand as shock location for his next 'Pharos' festival... with tickets only available through a mysterious app

 'Expect new music': Childish Gambino rapper Donald Glover reveals New Zealand as shock location for his next 'Pharos' festival... with tickets only available through a mysterious app

It's a bigger deal than if most artists announce they'll debut new music, given Donald has repeatedly insisted his next album will be his last as Childish Gambino.

It means the tiny nation of roughly five-million people will be the first in the world to hear what could be the artist's last ever rap music.

There's been speculation Donald will segue into other genres when he calls time on his Childish Gambino career. 

New Zealand becomes the second host of 'Pharos,' after the artist's home state of California in 2016.

Last chance: It's a bigger deal than if most artists announce they'll debut new music, given Donald has repeatedly insisted his next album will be his last as Childish Gambino

Last chance: It's a bigger deal than if most artists announce they'll debut new music, given Donald has repeatedly insisted his next album will be his last as Childish Gambino

Donald took to his otherwise empty Twitter account on Wednesday night local time to announce: 'PHAROS New Zealand - Tickets available now https://pharos.earth'

The link directs to a download page for the mysterious PHAROS Earth app, allowing users to purchase tickets for one of three dates.

'Show dates November 23, 24, 25,' the app revealed, 'Location to be announced'.

What's appening? Following on from his home state of California in 2016, New Zealand was confirmed as the second host of 'Pharos' with tickets only available through a mysterious app

What's appening? Following on from his home state of California in 2016, New Zealand was confirmed as the second host of 'Pharos' with tickets only available through a mysterious app

The details: 'Pharos is meant to be a communal space—a place that evolves and reacts to the culture,' Donald told Vanity Fair via email on Wednesday 

The details: 'Pharos is meant to be a communal space—a place that evolves and reacts to the culture,' Donald told Vanity Fair via email on Wednesday 

Perhaps expecting a multinational crowd, ticket prices were listed in US Dollars for $149.

That works out to be around $207 New Zealand Dollars,

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