Coastella Music Festival

Sat Feb 25th, 2017

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Coastella Music Festival Returns to the Kapiti Coast:
a Summery Discovery Featuring the Music of Ireland

Coastella Music Festival will return to the Kapiti Coast on 25th February 2017, after the success of its “near perfect” inaugural The Festival announces its full line-up for next year’s festival, with foot-stomping Americana, head-banging synth-pop and engaging indie rock to accompanying the music from Ireland.

As well as the headline acts Mundy, ALDOC and The Phoenix Foundation, Coastella is excited to present live hip hop group, Raw Collective, who will be returning to home turf in Kapiti, with their energetic live show. Their music takes inspiration from many genres to create an honest, original and raucous energy. Now regularly playing closing sets at Wellington’s big summer festivals (Cuba Dupa, Newtown Festival, Tora Tora Tora), the Raw Collective will surely be crowd pleasers for local audiences.

Also in the line-up is the groundbreaking NZ dream pop band French for Rabbits (The Vampire Diaries, Being Human) who are sure to woo audiences with their ‘distinctly antipodean’ music deeply rooted in nature. Disasteradio will bring the best of electronic music, having performed over 400 shows across 22 countries from China to the Netherlands. Alt-country band Eb and Sparrow blends country, folk, indie and old-time soul, their 2015 album Sun/Son earning them a finalist position for both album and song at the NZ Country Music Awards. Electric guitarist and Kāpiti local Ben Fulton, known as Phäeton, draws upon diverse influences to share moving, beautiful solo electric arrangements of unique songs and original compositions. Lisa Tomlins and The Presidents of Funk blend soul, funk, RnB and will be bringing the best of 60s and 70s James Brown to funk up the after party.

A new partnership with Wellington Culinary Events Trust means food vendors will be hand picked by Visa Wellington On A Plate.

Always looking to expand horizons, Festival Director Gerry Paul is also pioneering audience and musician proximity with ‘Tiny Town’, the tiniest live venue in the world. A half-length shipping container converted into a small venue with a stage, sound system and lights will allow a maximum of 4 audience members at a time to enjoy an intimate musical experience.
Early bird tickets are available until 28 December or until all are sold out. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this summery discovery!

The Phoenix Foundation
Mundy (Ireland)
Warren Maxwell
The Eastern
ALDOC (Ireland)
Eb & Sparrow
French for Rabbits
Raw Collective
Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers
Jesse Sheehan
Seamus Begley Trio (Ireland)
Eva Prowse
Lisa Tomlins and the Presidents of Funk
The Nukes
Craig Smith
Early Bird tickets are currently on sale from Eventfinda, until 28 December or until sold out. Tickets are limited so pre-booking is recommended.

Coastella Festival is presented in partnership with Eventfinda and shows at Southward Car Museum, on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Doors open at 1pm and performances run from 2pm - 11pm.
Shows after 9pm will be held in the venue and are R18.

Ticket prices:
Early bird $55 Teens $30
Pre-sales $65 Under 12s $20
Door sales $80 Under 5s Free
Pre-sale family pass $150 Door-sale family pass $180

acoustic/solo, blues, country/folk, electronic, hip hop/rnb, jazz, pop, reggae/dub, soul/funk, ALDOC, Craig Smith, The Nukes, Mundy, Seamus Begley Trio, The Eastern, The Phoenix Foundation, Warren Maxwell, Eva Prowse, Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers, Jesse Sheehan, Raw Collective, French for Rabbits, Disasteradio, Eb and Sparrow, Phäeton, Lisa Tomlins and the Presidents of Funk


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