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Second Lineup Announced For Splore Festival 2018

Second Lineup Announced For Splore Festival 2018

Wednesday 24th October, 2018 2:25PM

NYC hip hop legends Jungle Brothers are joining the increasingly crammed summer lineup for Auckland's Splore Festival 2019, returning to Tapapakanga Park in February. More highlights of the second wave of acts announced today include Brazilian drum & bass artist DJ Marky alongside local faves Hollie Smith, Latinaotearoa, Peach Milk, Unchained XL and many more. They're joining a bustling bill including Orbital, Princess Chelsea, The Beths and JessB, explore the full updated info here...


Splore Festival 2019
Thursday 21st February to Sunday 24th February - Tapapakanga Park, Auckland

Featuring... Jungle Brothers, Orbital, Rudimental, DJ Marky, Children of Zeus, David Rodigan MBE, Dub Pistols, Correspondents, Courtesy, Haiku Hands, Princess Chelsea, The Beths, Jess B, Hollie Smith, Latin Aotearoa, Unchained XL, Peach Milk, Sam Perry, Fleetmac Wood, The Illustrious Blacks, TALI (Live), Ijebu Pleasure Club, K2K, Lady Flic, Benny Salvador, Aw B, Linda T, Coolhandluke, Corysco and Mac Mylo (featuring Pharoah Swami), Huia, Aroha, Imagine This, Dylan C, ORIKoL, Pippin, The Dastardly Bounder, Takas, Mr Big Stuff, Andy JV, Takas, Tubbs and Chiccoreli (feat. J Dubs)

Here's Jungle Brothers' signature classic cut 'Straight Out The Jungle'...


Press release:

The trailblazing Jungle Brothers have been added to the Splore Festival’s line up.

Their Splore performance is part of their world-wide tour marking the 30th anniversary of their influential debut release ‘Straight Out The Jungle’.

Hailing from hip-hop’s golden age, the group burst onto the New York scene in 1988, becoming the founding members of the Native Tongues Collective with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep and later Mos Def.

Globally respected for their jazz fusion sound, Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee and DJ Sammy B were the first hip hop group to embrace other forms of dance music, basically inventing hip house with their masterpiece I’ll House You, while their Afrocentric philosophy and coolest of the cool vibe have seen them become hip hop royalty over the course of their celebrated career.

The Jungle Brothers’ fearless approach to their genre has undoubtedly changed the face of hip hop forever, influencing the sound of future generations of artists, musicians and producers alike.

Also added to the Splore 2019 line up is the internationally revered Brazilian, DJ Marky.

From igniting dancefloors across the globe to producing some of the most seminal Drum & Bass tracks to date, he continues to amass an unsurpassable list of achievements, all driven by his dedication and unique flair. He is widely regarded to be technically one of the top DJs in Drum & Bass. Retaining the same passion for music as the day that it all started, DJ Marky stays at the forefront of not just the Drum & Bass scene, but also the music world at large.

And breakthrough UK hip hop/soul artists, Children of Zeus, will make their New Zealand debut at Splore. The Mancunian duo of Konny Kon (formerly part of Broke’N’English) and Tyler Daley, an in-demand soul singer who has lent vocals and writing talents to Soul II Souls’ Caron Wheeler, 50 Cent, Lisa Mafia and Bugsy Malone.

More local artists have been added to the Splore 2019 line up - headed up by Hollie Smith, Latin Aotearoa, Unchained XL, Huia, Aroha, Imagine This, Dylan C, ORIKoL, Pippin, The Dastardly Bounder, Takas, Mr Big Stuff, Andy JV, Peach Milk, Takas, Tubbs and Chiccoreli (feat. J Dubs).

Already announced artists for Splore 2019 include Rudimental, Orbital, David Rodigan, Sam Perry, The Dub Pistols, the Correspondents, Haiku Hands, Courtesy, Fleetmac Wood, The Illustrious Blacks.

Local live acts already announced include Princess Chelsea, The Beths, Jess B, TALI (Live) and Ijebu Pleasure Club with local DJs confirmed include K2K, Lady Flic, Benny Salvador, A wb, Linda T, Coolhandluke, Corysco and Mac Mylo (featuring Pharoah Swami).

Links
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Thu 21st Feb
Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland
Fri 22nd Feb
Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland
Sat 23rd Feb
Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland
Sun 24th Feb
Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland





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