If you are in New Zealand then Splore 2012 is the place to be this weekend (Feb 17th - 19th)
This summer music festival takes place at Tapapakanga Regional Park, Auckland (just 70km south-east of Auckland), a stunning location offering ‘Splorers’ swimming in fresh water lagoons as well as a killer line up which rivals any European festival out there. (Plus you get to be in New Zealand! Sweet As!)
The main stage is located on the beach!
If the location doesn’t sell it to you the music and culture of the Splore festival will. The festival comes every second summer and brings with it arts, culture, community and music in a unique setting, with an eclectic and world class line up of local and international performers.
The word ‘splore’ means to frolic; revel; carousal and the festival promises just that. 2012 brings you visual arts, interactivity,VJ performances, theatre, caberet and a kids zone. Their website proclaims you will have a ‘Sploresome’ time.
The Line up includes a Aotearoa debut from Erykah Badu, she is a multi Grammy award winning performer mixing Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop in to her music.
The UK’s Hip Hop legends and also Grammy winning Soul II Soul will be performing, where Jazzie B will be joined by original vocalist Caron Wheeler.
Another of the big headliners is 3 times DMC World Champiion Invisibl Skratch Piklz, DJ Qbert. He will be performing with one of the Worlds best Beatboxers Reeps One, 2009 & 2010 UK Beatbox Champion.
Wellington bands The Nudge & the Black Seeds will be travelling up north to perform at the event .
UK hip hop DJ supremo Shortee Blitz and dub legend Earl Gateshead,Trojan Sound System, will definitely get the crowd going this weekend.
I was also so glad to hear the the UK’s FINEST festival band ‘The Cuban Brothers’ would be strutting their unique, playful and funkalicious stuff all over Splore!
For the full line up and further info visit http://splore.net/#/programme/music
This promises to be the event of the Summer!