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Next weekends SoundSplash - important information

Next weekends SoundSplash - important information

Remember the
SoundSplash Eco Reggae Festival 2006, is NEXT weekend
(Waitangi Weekend) February 4 & 5 at Wainui Reserve, Raglan.

The theme for SoundSplash 06 is RECYCLING.
Last years festival achieved 85% diversion to landfill and this year we are aiming for 100%!!!

Now, here’s some information you need to know about SoundSplash 06 -

What to Bring
ID (if you are 18 and wish to drink alcohol), sunglasses, sun block, board-shorts/togs, warm clothing for night-time, a torch, an open heart + positive mind.

What to Leave at Home
No glass, pets, or alcohol is to be brought onto the reserve. Cars will be searching and alcohol confiscated. No fires allowed.
Please no handicams or video cameras. Still cameras are fine.

SoundSplash is a safe and sane environment for you to play and hang out with your kids. There will be name tags available at the Ragga Rats kidzone. Here parents call fill out tags with their details and put these tags on their children. This means the SoundSplash staff can contact you if your kids are seen doing things they shouldn’t be doing, and can return them if they get lost.
Please check the kids zone for running times at the festival.

Bar for 18+
An R18 bar will be available at the Festival for over 18’s with ID.

Times and Arrivals
The festival starts at 12 midday on Saturday 4 February, and finishes late afternoon on Sunday the 5th. Processing of car parking and ticketing will begin at 8am Saturday morning. Parking is located opposite the amphitheatre, and is on a first come first served basis. There will be allocations for RVs, buses and house trucks. The 2005 Festival ran out of parking spaces, and SoundSplash encourages people to carpool.

Never accept candy from strangers – you never know its quality, origin or what effect it may have on your body. Please be responsible and understand the risks of known and unknown substances. Keep your belongings safe. Sound you find/lose something there will be a lost and found box at the main ticket gate. If you have any problems or concerns at the festival please tell one our of the SoundSplash security staff as they are very friendly and helpful.

Accommodation at Raglan,; has a range of accommodation options.

Transport and Directions
There is limited parking on Wainui Reserve but there will be buses running between Raglan and Hamilton, everyday.

Visit for bus timetable information.

If you are driving to SoundSplash take State Highway 23 from Hamilton to Raglan. Raglan is approx 50Kms from Hamilton.

See or for road maps of the area.

Are on sale from the following locations:
Ticketmaster, All NZ Post shops nation-wide, Info @ Raglan Store, TRACS Hamilton, Raw Records New Plymouth, Blackjack Surf Shop Whitianga or via

$105 plus booking fee
Please note family concessions are not available through the website.
Adults $80 plus booking fee (1-2 max and must be accompanied by children)
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, Info @ Raglan Store, 1 Wainui Rd, Raglan for $125.
Please avoid disappointment by purchasing your ticket early.

Performing in NZ exclusively for the SoundSplash festival are
three, never been seen before in New Zealand, International acts:
One of the top five reggae bands of all time

Third World -
Veteran Jamaican roots reggae band Third World are one of the most popular International reggae bands of the last 30 years, and have performed alongside acts such as Bob Marley & the Wailers and the Jackson Five. 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.

Big Youth - ,
In his home country, only the great Bob Marley rivalled Big Youth in terms of popularity among the followers of reggae music. Through his initial work with the Tippertone Sound System and a string of hits in Jamaica including Hit the Road Jack and S-90 Skank, Big Youth took deejay lyricism to a higher and more conscious level, and today remains one of the most respected artists of his generation. He was one of the first Jamaican performers to openly sport dreadlocks, and is easily recognizable due to his remarkable teeth, which are encrusted with red, gold and green jewels… the colours of Rastafarianism.

DJ Earl Gateshead (Trojan Soundsystem) -
Began DJing in Brixton in 1979 and has worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado and Dennis Alcapone amongst many others. His reggae nights at Plastic People have received worldwide recognition. Currently, Earl is reggae resident at London's largest and most successful nightclub. Earl is also a prolific DJ on the dance scene, having worked closely with Gilles Peterson (responsible for the legendary Lift night at Blue Note), setting up the first Broken Beat night with I.G Culture as well as working with Mr Fingers and MCs such as Mr C and Maxi Jazz.

Made in New Zealand talent includes -

Salmonella Dub


Cornerstone Roots



The Midnights

Open Souls

House of Shem

Stinky Jim

The Chaplin

Karioi Rhythm Selection

Renegade Sound

BrazilBeat Soundsystem

Ladi 6



AK Samba

AK Republic

Native Sons

SGT Benji


FJ (Deadly Venom Sounds)


Batucada Sound Machine


SoundSplash has always been a down home roots explosion with an eclectic mix of eco-focused stalls, fresh tunes in a relaxed environment. It’s YOU, the audience that provides this unique vibe. Thanks for being part of the SoundSplash experience,

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

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