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Soulfest Announced For Auckland - Featuring D'Angelo, Mos Def + More

Soulfest Announced For Auckland - Featuring D'Angelo, Mos Def + More

Wednesday 14th May, 2014 8:48AM

A new festival is headed to Auckland's Western Springs Stadium later this year called Soulfest. Hoping to be an annual event, it will focus on neo-soul, jazz and hip hop with the first outing to feature some solid international acts including Maxwell, D'Angelo, Mos Def, Common and more. Here are the event details and initial lineup announcement with more information about the festival available below...

Soulfest 2014

Sunday 26th October (Labour Weekend), Western Springs Stadium, Auckland

Featuring: Maxwell, D'Angelo, Common, Mos Def, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Musiq Soulchild and more to be announced.

Ticketing details below.

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PRESS RELEASE:

SOULFEST NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST ANNUAL NEO-SOUL, JAZZ & HIP-HOP FESTIVAL

MAXWELL, D’ANGELO COMMON, MOS DEF, ANTHONY HAMILTON ANGIE STONE, MUSIQ SOULCHILD WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

I|E|G and Ginnen Group in association with George FM and Mai FM, are thrilled to announce Soulfest, New Zealand’s first ever Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop Festival. This unique Music and Cultural Festival is a celebration of some of the world’s finest contemporary Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop Artists. Auckland’s iconic Western Springs Stadium will host this event in a specially configured ‘limited capacity’ location contained within the bottom speedway area of the grounds.

The 7 spectacular international artists have an astounding combined tally of 52 Grammy Nominations amongst themselves. Maxwell, D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone will all be visiting New Zealand for the very first time, and will be joined by Common, Mos Def and Musiq Soulchild, plus a selection of some of New Zealand’s finest talent, still to be announced. Over 10 live acts and DJ’s will feature throughout the 10-hour day.

Soulfest will also feature an expansive array of great “Soul Food”, and an excellent selection of wines, beers, spirits, great coffee and non-alcoholic options aplenty. Soulfest will be a unique opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s finest artists in a cool, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

VIP tickets will feature an exclusive front of stage area for a very limited capacity with access to the VIP bar, where VIP foodoutlets and VIP toilets are all on offer for the ticket purchaser.

SOULFEST NZ DATE AND TICKET DETAILS

Sunday Oct 26th (Labour Weekend) – Western Springs Stadium, Auckland 12pm-10pm

TICKETS ON SALE from www.ticketmaster.co.nz or call 0800 111 999 / 09 970 9700

Limited Early Bird Pre Sale tickets to Ticketmaster members on sale Tuesday 3rd June from 9am
Limited General Public Early Bird tickets on sale Thursday 5th June from 9am

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES

Limited VIP Early Bird Tickets - $149 plus fees and charges
Limited General Admission Early Bird Tickets - $99 plus fees and charges

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE TICKET PRICES

VIP Tickets $179 plus fees and charges
General Admission $129 plus fees and charges
Limited VIP Side of Stage Experiences from $299 plus fees

Proudly presented by I|E|G and Ginnen Group





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