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SoundSplash Reggae Good Times Coming

16/11/05

Veteran Jamaican roots reggae band Third World have been confirmed for the SoundSplash 2006 festival to be held in Raglan in February. Event organisers Motherland Collective revealed this week that the band, one of the most popular International reggae bands of the last 30 years, will perform in New Zealand for the very first time, joining other International reggae legends Big Youth and DJ Earl Gateshead (Trojan Soundsystem).

Third World premiered in Kingston in 1974, and within months, they were performing alongside acts such as Bob Marley & the Wailers and the Jackson Five. In 1986, the band received the ‘United Nations Peace Medal’, and in the following years, a host of Jamaican music awards and Grammy nominations.

Third World boasts a quarter-century of smash hit songs, sold-out tours and inspirational messages. International hit songs include Now That We've Found Love, 96 Degrees in the Shade, Try Jah Love (written by Stevie Wonder), Sense of Purpose, Forbidden Love, Reggae Ambassador, and Reggae Party.

As Third World says, “If its music, sweet music, let it play”.

The SoundSplash Eco Reggae Festival 2006 Waitangi Weekend, February 4 & 5 at Wainui Reserve, Raglan.

Other acts performing SoundSplash 06 include –

BIG YOUTH (JA) DJ EARL GATESHEAD (TROJAN SOUNDSYSTEM) SALMONELLA DUB
KATCHAFIRE
CORNERSTONE ROOTS
KORA
RHOMBUS
THE MIDNIGHTS
OPEN SOULS HOUSE OF SHEM
STINKY JIM THE CHAPLIN
KARIOI RHYTHM SELECTION
RENEGADE SOUND
BRAZILBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM
LADI 6
YARDWISE
DDUB
AK SAMBA

… more line up announcements still to come.

SoundSplash is an eco focused, zero waste, open-air festival held in sunny Raglan… a town renowned for its surf, artisans, musicians and its laid-back lifestyle. This unique summer experience is set at Wainui Reserve, which is a natural amphitheatre 500 meters from the beach. Camping is available on site.

Tickets Are now on sale from the following locations: Ticketmaster, All NZ Post shops nation-wide, Raglan Info Centre, or via http://www.motherland.co.nz

Prices Early bird tickets (until January 206) $95 plus booking fee Thereafter $105 plus booking fee Please note family concessions are not available through the website. 1-2 Adults $80 plus booking fee 14yrs and under free with Family concession only 15-17yrs $50 plus booking fee If the event is not sold out, there will be a limited number of gate sale tickets available from the Raglan Info Centre for $125. Please avoid disappointment by purchasing your ticket early.

SoundSplash Eco Reggae Festival 2006 Waitangi Weekend, February 4 & 5 at Wainui Reserve, Raglan

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