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Soulfest 2015 First Line-Up Announced

Soulfest 2015 First Line-Up Announced

Tuesday 12th May, 2015 1:55PM

After launching in Western Springs last year, Soulfest is returning to Auckland for 2015 and has revealed a solid line-up of international acts for its first announcement. Included in the one-day festival is the likes of Mary J. Blige, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Jill Scott, Floetry and Charlie Wilson. There will be more announcements to come between now and the October festival, but here are the details so far...


Soulfest 2015
Monday 26th October, Western Springs Stadium, Auckland

Featuring... Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Jhené Aiko, Charlie Wilson, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Dwele, Floetry, Eric Benet, Kamasi Washington, BJ The Chicago Kid

Here's the video for 'Right Now' from Mary J. Blige's latest album The London Sessions...


And here is Talib Kweli featuring Raekwon with the track 'Violations' from 2013 album Gravitas...


And check out recently released clip for 'You Don't Know' from the incredible Jill Scott...


PRESS RELEASE:

SOULFEST2015 FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
Featuring
MARY J. BLIGE
JILL SCOTT
JHENÉ AIKO, CHARLIE WILSON
DE LA SOUL, TALIB KWELI, DWELE, FLOETRY, ERIC BENET
KAMASI WASHINGTON, BJ THE CHICAGO KID
Plus many more to be announced!

SoulFest International in association with Ginnen Group, are thrilled to announce the return of SoulFest for 2015. With good music, goodfood and good vibes, SoulFest is the only music event in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to bringing you some of the world’s finest contemporary Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop artists. This unique Music and Cultural Festival saw tens of thousands of music lovers come together peacefully in 2014 to celebrate their passion for soul and hip-hop, and this year we are pleased to announce over 20 artists and DJ’s across two stages in the serene settings of Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand.

The first artist announcement features the spectacular Mary J. Blige who is one of the Queens of Hip-Hop and Soul music, plus the incomparable Jill Scott. Joining the leading ladies are: the beautiful and haunting vocalist Jhenè Aiko; 9 x Grammy Nominee Charlie Wilson; R&B Duo Floetry; plus new jazz star Kamasi Washington. They will be joined by Hip-Hop favourites De La Soul; Talib Kweli; Dwele; the soulful Eric Benet; Grammy nominated rapper/singer BJ The Chicago Kid and more will be announced next week.

Over 20 live acts and DJ’s will feature throughout the 10-hour day across 2 main stages. With an array of themed bars featuring fine wine and imported beers through to cafés serving excellent coffee and amazing food, SoulFest will be a unique opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s finest artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

TOUR DATES AND TICKET DETAILS:
Monday 26th October (Labour Day Holiday)
Western Springs Stadium
www.ticketmaster.co.nz and www.eventfinda.co.nz

TICKETING DETAILS:
SoulFest Members Pre-Sale: Monday 18th May, 10am or until exhausted
General Public On-Sale: Wednesday 27th May, 10am
Tickets from www.SoulFest.co.nz

TICKET PRICE AND CATEGORIES:
Platinum VIP Club (Limited Capacity) - $327.00 (First Release until sold out)

Ticket features include:
Access to an exclusive purpose built marquee with the best unobstructed views to the main stage
Private full bar service
Express VIP lane entry 2 x complimentary drink vouchers & 1 x complimentary food voucher
1 x Exclusive SoulFest Tour T-Shirt Voucher (Redeemable at the show)
Free entry into the official After Party in your City
Hostess service and exclusive tour lanyard
**Please see www.SoulFest.co.nz for exact positioning of VIP area in each venue prior to purchase**

FIRST RELEASE PRICES:
General Admission: $147
VIP Front of Stage: $187
Platinum VIP Club: $327

SoulFest is pleased to introduce a part-payment ticketing system where our ticket buying friends can choose to pay their ticket off fortnightly. See www.SoulFest.co.nz for further information.



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