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Acts Revealed For Splore 2015

Acts Revealed For Splore 2015

Thursday 18th September, 2014 10:30AM

More acts have been unveiled for Splore 2015 and include the likes of Trinity Roots, Race Banyon, Samuel Truth, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, The Hipstamatics and the Wellington Sea Shanty Band as well as Toronto beat-maker Lunice and local producer Jason Eli featuring Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx). The freshly revealed acts have been added to the line up which already included international performers The Correspondents, Rodney P, Dr Cat as well as local Kev Fresh, Dan Aux, RIA, KXVGXN, Dastardly Bounder, Logan Baker.

There are more performers to be added to the line up in October, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile here are the dates for the show...

Splore 2015
Friday 20th February - Sunday 22nd February 2015, Tapapakanga Park, Auckland Region

Here's the recent video for Can't Wait To by Lunice....

And here's Trinity Roots with 'Little Things'...

And Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 performing 'Mean Mouthed Mama'...


No place like Splore – a fresh take on music, art and performance

Splore is welcoming Trinity Roots to the 2015 festival staged at Tapapkanga Park on 20-22 February 2015. After last playing the festival in 2004 at the Waharau site Trinity Roots will make a welcome return. Recognised as the iconic “Home, Land and Sea” group, Trinity Roots also fits with the festival theme of ‘home’. The band will debut songs from its third studio album which is expected to be released early next year.

Exciting Toronto beat-maker, Lunice, will feature his much anticipated debut album at Splore. Basement Jaxx lead singer Sharlene Hector will appear in a new collaboration with local DJ and Producer Jason Eli.

Young, up and coming local producers Race Banyon and Samuel Truth are on the bill along with party bands Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, The Hipstamatics and the Wellington Sea Shanty Band.

Also announced today on the Splore line up are New Zealand DJ/Producers Hudge, Kev Fresh, Dan Aux, RIA, KXVGXN, Play DJ’s, Dastardly Bounder and Logan Baker.

Already announced is one of the UK’s most in-demand live acts, The Correspondents. London hip hop legend Rodney P and Italian swing DJ Dr Cat.

Splore will have more headline international acts and local acts to announce in October.

The underlying concept of the Splore theme ‘home’ is celebrating at Splore’s home by the sea, reuniting with old mates, meeting new friends, dancing in the sunshine and sea and partying your pants off at Aotearoa’s finest summer festival.

“We’re throwing the ultimate house party on Saturday night” says John Minty, Splore Festival Director. “It means the whole festival with be themed around Splore being your home away from home.”

Splore continues on its mission to become the first zero waste festival. The last event diverted 73 percent of waste from landfill, reduced cars on site by 25 percent through the car pooling initiative, became the first festival to receive Conscious Consumer accreditation and introduced a reusable cup. Splore has set the bench mark in New Zealand for sustainable festivals.

“Our audience embrace our sustainable credentials and it also makes the festival vibe that much better when everyone is respecting the environment and there is no rubbish anywhere” says Minty.

Splore at a glance

Date: 20-22 February
Where: Tapapakanga Park, 70KM SE of Auckland
Tickets: earlybird are sold out, first tier tickets are on sale
Pre-booked camping, glamping and car passes can be purchased from as they become available.

About Splore: Splore has been engaging and inspiring its audience with ground breaking music, art and performance since 1998. It has developed from an underground outdoor dance party into a full spectrum, multi-disciplinary festival showcasing the latest from the contemporary arts, including an extensive visual art trail with site specific and interactive works. Its multi-disciplinary content of art, performance and music creates an element of surprise like no other festival. Every nook and cranny is filled with colourful details, whether it’s an artwork appearing as you round a corner or chancing upon an out and about performance of the fruitiest nature.

The festival is tucked away in what has to be the most sublime festival location in the world, an Auckland regional park right on the beach on the Firth of Thames. People can listen and watch their favourite band or DJ while dancing in the warm ocean. The beach is fringed by ancient pohutukawa, draping their limbs into the ocean and people can swim all day under the hot February sunshine.


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