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Newtown Festival - Neptune Stage

Sun Apr 11th, 2021

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Neptune Collective are back on the pavement outside Newtown Social Club for Newtown Festival 2021, bringing you the freshest hip hop, soul and RnB bands from Welly & Kapiti!

Sunday April 11 - 4 Rintoul Street

5-5.45 Seaside Sloths
6-6.45 Sky Canvas
7-7.45 Mamazita
8-8.45 Will McClean + The Zooks

8.45 Class War On The Dance Floor
9.45 Seren
10.45 Young Gho$t

Massive thanks to Te Aro Brewing for their support

Local Welly outfit Mamazita is a band of all-round talented musicians. The crew are made up from a massive range of bands from H4LF CĀST to L.A.B and much more.
Using the same compass as bands such as Hiatus Kayote and Moonchild, Mamazita bring a tasteful blend of hip-hop, neo-soul and RnB. Their tunes - full of gospel chops, groovy breakdowns and solos – will have you swaying with your friends one minute, then losing your mind in the mosh the next.

Born and raised in Wellington, Aotearoa, Will McClean has been surrounded by music for the majority of his life; eventually starting to write & create some himself.
For the past two years, Will has been writing and reflecting on his experiences so far, trying to work out his place in this world through his words.

Will’s rap style is mellow but precise; taking time to say what matters.
Will’s list of inspirations consists of the likes of Tom Scott, Mac Miller, Simloco, Loyle Carner and so much more.

Teaming up with some of his bros birthed the band, The Zooks.
Bringing a new level of energy to live shows, Will McClean & The Zooks are sure to get you singing, jumping and dancing along.

Sky Canvas are a kaleidoscopic prog/soul-hop fiesta, hailing from Wellington. Listen to stirring, charged vocals weave vivid stories and blend thrillingly with colourful synth/guitar textures and fiery head grooves.
Follow us on Instagram @skycanvas

Seaside Sloths are a sloth-themed, cartoon hip-hop/dance band from the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand. Comprised of two vocalists, two producers and two visual artists/animators, they have just released their debut album; Fear and Slothing in Sloth Vegas. The album covers a diverse range of moods, cohesively blended with coastal vibes and introspective lyricism.

The group is comprised of Simloco & Timbo-Drum Machine of The No Problemos, Jinz Moss (UK rapper and comedian), Legobreaks (NZ DnB producer), Theo Arraj (cartoonist and renowned graf/mural artist) and Phill Simmonds (award winning film-maker and cartoonist).

With decades of combined experience, Seaside Sloths deliver a fun message while touching on real world issues such as rainforest destruction and animal exploitation. 10% of all profits from streaming, live shows and merch sales we be donated to The Sloth Conservation Foundation to support their goal of tackling the problems that these animals are facing in the wild.

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Class War On The Dance Floor produces revolutionary beats weaving hip hop, chiptunes and retro synth soundscapes, with lyrics that smash the patriarchy and rhythms that empower humanity.

Solo project of Marika Pratley (Heleyni, Moody V and The Menstrual Cycle) all of Class War's music is 100% composed and performed live on the Newtown-born now world famous Synthstrom Deluge (electronic music invention). She will be releasing and touring her debut album in 2021.
IG @classwaronthedancefloor


Veteran mic killer, certified deck spinner and big time vibe bringer Young Gho$t has been laying heat and strapping beats with militant fervour ever since he first started making music in 2014. Forged in the fires of England and raised in the clouds of Aotearoa, his music features a varied sonic pallet which draws inspiration from genres such as UK grime, trap and garage, alongside traditional hip hop elements. An adept MC and selector known for marathon mixes and wall to wall live performances, this Sunday he will be treating us to a set of new and old original material, followed by a blend of some of his favourite DnB, jungle and footwork. A fine way to round off a day of festivities indeed!


Formerly a harmony queen vocalist and drum & bass ballerina, Seren decided to cut out the middle-man and get the tools into her own hands. Vocal driven, butty bass & velvet vibes.

Neptune Collective is an event promotion and booking management collective started in 2020. Our aim is to promote up and coming artists from Wellington and around NZ, with a focus on advocating for social & environmental justice.

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hip hop/rnb, jazz, reggae/dub, soul/funk, Seaside Sloths, Will McClean & The Zooks, Mamazita, Sky Canvas

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