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Te Hihiri - The Spark Lineup Announced Celebrating Matariki 2021

Te Hihiri - The Spark Lineup Announced Celebrating Matariki 2021

Chris Cudby / Artwork: Huriana Kopeke Te Aho / Monday 31st May, 2021 10:17AM

The champs at Whammy Bar and 1:12 Records have lifted the lid on Te Hihiri - The Spark, an absolutely jam-packed celebration of Matariki, starring Māori rock’n’roll bands from Ōtaki, Pōneke, Whanganui and Tāmaki Makaurau. Featuring 12 acts with members who have Māori whakapapa, Te Hihiri (meaning “the spark”) was originally conceived by Kim Martinengo (1:12 Records) and Apa Chappell (owner & boss dude of Creeps Record Parlour) with the idea of "bringing Māori musicians who play loud, rebellious music together to celebrate Matariki." Hosted by Rob Tuwhare (Ngā Puhi), the two stage extravaganza is all set to be "a showcase of Māori identity, independent creative spirit, manākitanga and whanaungatanga." Crossed fingers Te Hihiri becomes an annual tradition, check out the ripper of a lineup for this awesome event right here...

UPDATE from the organisers: "Unfortunately, with the news that Te Whanganui a Tara, Wairarapa and Kapiti are moving to alert level 2, Upper Hutt Posse, Dartz and Tape Wolf will be unable to perform at Te Hihiri - Matariki 2021 this Rāpare / Friday.

The good news is that Upper Hutt Posse have rescheduled perform at Whammy July 17th - watch this space for further show details and discounted tickets with your exisiting Te Hihiri ticket."


Te Hihiri – The Spark
Featuring... Guardian Singles, Na Noise, Dick Move, Hallelujah Picassos, Thee Golden Geese, Roy Irwin, Tender Moonlight, King Kaiju, King Ketchup
Friday 25th June - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Early bird tickets on sale HERE via UTR


Here's great live footage of Tape Wolves tearing it up for RDU...


Watch the classic video for Upper Hutt Posse's pioneering hip hop hit 'E Tū'...


Press release:

Te Hihiri was first dreamed up by Kim Martinengo of Tāmaki Makaurau record label 1:12 Records and Apa Chappell, owner and boss dude of Creeps Record Parlour in Newtown, Poneke.

In Tāmaki Makaurau a kaitiaki group of Māori band members from the 1:12 / Whammy community developed the kaupapa of Te Hihiri - a Māori kupu (word) for “the spark”. In this case the spark is an idea, the idea of bringing Māori musicians who play loud, rebellious music together to celebrate Matariki. Contact was made with four fantastic bands in Poneke and Ōtaki who have strong Māori identity and the spark grew.

The Matariki event being held at Whammy Bar on Friday, 25 June features bands from Ōtaki, Poneke, Whanganui and Tāmaki Makaurau with members who have Māori whakapapa.

1:12 and Whammy are excited to present Te Hihiri - The Spark, a showcase of Māori identity, independent creative spirit, manākitanga and whanaungatanga.

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Te Hihiri: The Spark - Matariki 2021 Rock'n'roll,
Fri 25th Jun
Whammy Bar, Auckland