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The Others Way Festival 2022 Lineup Announced - The Dance Exponents, Ché Fu, Mndsgn, Laura Jean + More

The Others Way Festival 2022 Lineup Announced - The Dance Exponents, Ché Fu, Mndsgn, Laura Jean + More

Chris Cudby / Friday 16th September, 2022 8:30AM

It's time to sound the trumpets, as the mega-stacked lineup has been revealed this morning for the The Others Way Festival 2022, bringing the party back to Tāmaki Makaurau's Karangahape Road after three long years on 22nd October. Local heavy hitters on the thirty strong bill include kiwi rock icons The Dance Exponents (celebrating the 40th anniversary of their debut album Prayers Be Answered), 2022 Taite Music Prize winner Anthonie Tonnon, a rare performance by noise-punks The Coolies (described by Thurston Moore as "the best band in the world"), Aotearoa hip hop trailblazer Ché Fu and the Kratez, '80s ska-punk mavericks The Newmatics, Theia's reo Māori project TE KAAHU, Port Chalmers folk figurehead Nadia Reid with full band and many more. Notably, Hans Pucket will be hosting their Midnight Karaoke Challenge, "where you too can live your popstar dream, fronting the band with a song of your choice." Better start practicing your favourite Hall & Oates cover — sign-ups will be opening soon (limited spaces available).

International artists arriving next month for the multi-venue extravaganza include LA beat maker Mndsgn & The Rare Pleasures (Stones Throw), the return of Australian songwriter Laura Jean, and New York-based guitar virtuoso Steve Gunn. There's plenty more details to be revealed in the weeks to come, explore the full lineup below and seriously grab festival tickets before it's too late...

“We are over the moon about our artist line-up featuring local gems, legends, luminaries and next-big-things! We think you'll be pretty dang happy! After numerous postponements and cancellations these last few years, we just can’t wait for the festival’s return this October. It’s going to be an unmissable show across Karangahape Rd.” — Festival Director Matthew Davis.

UnderTheRadar, Flying Out and 95bFM present...

The Others Way Festival
Saturday 22nd October (during Labour Weekend) - Tāmaki Makaurau's Karangahape Road (venue details to be announced)

Featuring... Anthonie Tonnon, Bleeding Star, Ché Fu & The Kratez, Coolies, Daffodils, Dance Exponents, Earth Tongue, Francisca Griffin and the Bus Shelter Boys, Half Hexagon, Hans Pucket Midnight Karaoke Challenge, Juno Is, Julien Dyne, Landlords, Laura Jean, LEAO, Maxine Funke, Mirror Ritual, MNDSGN & the Rare Pleasures, Nadia Reid, The Newmatics, PollyHill, Proteins of Magic, Repairs, Rita Mae, Shepherds Reign, Soft Plastics, Steve Gunn, Swidt, TE KAAHU, Vanessa Worm

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Here's The Dance Exponents' massive singalong classic 'Victoria' from their debut album Prayers Be Answered...

Listen to Ché Fu's 'Misty Frequencies' from 2001's Navigator...

Skank along to The Newmatics's unrivalled 1981 single 'Riot Squad'...

Watch the video for Laura Jean's 'Girls on the TV' from 2018's Devotion...

Press release:

The Others Way Festival 2022 line-up includes legendary NZ band Dance Exponents for a very special performance celebrating the upcoming 40th Anniversary reissue of their chart-topping debut studio album Prayers Be Answered. In addition, Aotearoa music icon and hip hop pioneer Che Fu and the Kratez make an unmissable Others Way debut performance, while festival favourite Nadia Reid returns to entrance audiences this October with her magical full band, along with Anthonie Tonnon off the back of his 2022 Taite Music Prize-winning album Leave Love Out Of This.

Stellar internationals on the bill include; Brooklyn songwriter and guitar virtuoso Steve Gunn (USA), prolific Los Angeles beatmaker MNDSGN & The Rare Pleasures (USA), and acclaimed Sydney-based musician Laura Jean (AU).

More music from some familiar names; early 80s New Zealand ska-punk pioneers The Newmatics. Onehunga-bred hip hop collective, SWIDT set to drop electrifying beats and bars. Plus The Coolies, once described by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore as "punk no-wave sonic heartstring buzzing clatter rock n roll".

Post-punk band Daffodils join the festivities, along with DJ and performer Vanessa Worm, renowned percussionist and production wiz Julien Dyne (Avantdale Bowling Club), and TE KAAHU - the reo Māori project of Ōtautahi-born singer and songwriter Theia, performing with her captivating five-piece band. And don’t miss Wellington’s ever popular power-pop group Hans Pucket hosting their infamous Midnight Karaoke Challenge where you too can live your popstar dream, fronting the band with a song of your choice. Sign-ups opening soon, with limited spaces!

Celebrated artists from all corners of Aotearoa are set to perform; Pōneke’s heavy psych-fuzz two-piece Earth Tongue, dream-fuzz group Mirror Ritual, and indie outfit Soft Plastics. While from Tāmaki Makaurau, guitar crew LEAO (Noa Records), led by songwriter and vocalist David Feauai-Afaese, multi-format artist Kelly Sherrod’s mesmerising solo project Proteins of Magic, MC and rapper Pollyhill, plus super trios Half Hexagon and Repairs.

Five-piece Polynesian metal band Shepherds Reign, Ōtepoti underground folk artist Maxine Funke, Kirikiriroa / Hamilton four piece Landlords, Port Chalmers-born Francisca Griffin with her band, the Bus Shelter Boys, melodic noise rockers Bleeding Star, Dunedin’s lavish psych-pop artist Juno Is, and rising Auckland songwriter Rita Mae all make a welcome appearance.


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The Others Way Festival 2022
Sat 22nd Oct 4:00pm
Various K Road Venues , Auckland