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Splore 2014 Lineup Announcement

Splore 2014 Lineup Announcement

Thursday 19th September, 2013 9:25AM

Splore returns in 2014 and they have just announced the main load of artists appearing at the festival next year. They include Ebony Bones, Alice Russell and Adam Freeland from the UK who join previously announced acts Black TwangScratch 22 and Brockaflowersaurus-Rex. Returning to Tapapakanga Regional Park in South-East Auckland in February, here is the full lineup so far with more acts expected to be revealed next month...

Splore 2014

Ebony Bones(UK)
Alice Russell(UK)
The Ragga Twins(UK)
Adam Freeland (UK)
Blak Twang (UK)
The Funk Hunters (Canada)
Shortee Blitz (UK)
Weird Together
Scratch 22 (NZ/Berlin)
NiKo ne Zna
Mikki Dee
Regrooved Sound System
Andy JV
Bobby Brazuka
Isaac Aesili
Mark Pickering

Performance Acts

Sam Hunt
Binge Culture
Drab Doo Riffs

Splore 2014
14-16 February, Tapapakanga Regional Park

Tickets on sale now from iTicket.

Press Release:

Splore announces eclectic line up

Splore’s theme ‘more to love at Splore’ is brought to life with a second line up announcement that features flamboyant artists, poets and theatre groups for the 14-16 February 2014 event.

It includes UK cultural phenomenon, Ebony Bones, who has a stage presence reminiscent of Grace Jones. Music commentators dub her “the Karen O of London” and “the Lil Kim of Hoxton”. The punk electro artist has just released her sophomore album “Behold a Pale Horse” which The Independent (UK) recently described as a perfect fusion of These New Puritans and Transglobal Underground, and “everything people say MIA is”. Despite the comparisons, Ebony Bones is unique.

Other acts announced include UK soul artist Alice Russell who is described as a force of nature. Her powerful soul voice has attracted rave reviews from numerous national and international publications and praise from fans as diverse as Gilles Peterson, David Byrne, Dennis Coffey, Massive Attack’s Daddy G, and Groove Armada.

Brighton DJ and producer Adam Freeland makes his debut at Splore. The electronica breakbeat supremo will bring his signature sounds to the beach for a late night set. Adam’s critically acclaimed debut album, Now and Them featured hit single “We Want your Soul” and his remix of Sarah Vaughan’s “Fever” was nominated for a Grammy Award. Jungle pioneers The Ragga Twins complete the line up out of the UK with firecracker Hackney party duo, MC’s Deman Rockers and Flinty Badman. They will be accompanied by DJ Krucial.

New Zealand music to join the eclectic line up is Wellington Balkan gypsy brass band Niko ne Zna, Auckland’s dance favourite Latinaotearoa plus DJ’s Aroha, Hudge, Regrooved Sound System, Andy JV, Bobby Brazuka, Mikki Dee, Isaac Aesili and Mark Pickering.

Splore has a dedicated performance space ‘The Living Lounge’ as well as performance acts that can be happened upon while out and about at the festival. Performance and music acts confirmed for the Living Lounge include New Zealand’s best known poet Sam Hunt and Binge Culture who were dubbed one of the country's “most exciting, direct and original theatre companies." - NZ Herald, 28/20/13. The band Drab Doo Riffs also bring their sound to the Living Lounge. More music and performance acts along with visual artists will be announced in October 2013.

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Current ticket price $255 + BF


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