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Even more to love at Splore – the final acts

19th December 2013

Even more to love at Splore – the final acts

Splore has added to an already tightly packed programme with new performance and music acts as well as visual artists, creating a stellar line up of entertainment for the weekend of 14-16th February 2014.

A few bonus acts will see an eclectic array of music across five zones including the new Red Bull Theme Camp zone within the campground which will be programmed from 12 to 10pm each day.

New York music ethnologist and DJ, Brian Shimkovitz, is bringing his ‘Awesome Tapes from Africa’ set to Splore. Playing on two tape decks listeners are subjected to one of the most unique and uplifting sets of brilliant African music sourced from the continent’s tape culture. This is not polished “world music” but rather raw, mesmerizing music from the myriad of musical subcultures that proliferate in Africa from bongo flava, hiplife, kuduro to coupe-decale.

Local acts added also include Taste Nasa, High Hoops, Dubhead, Jamie Newman, Murray Cammick, The Fuzzbox, Keegan, Logan Baker, Amin Payne and Sam Senior.

A spoken word showcase will feature in the Living Lounge on Saturday afternoon. Interspersed with live music from the sublime Modern Maori Quartet will be some of NZ’s most relevant performance poets. Namely Tourettes, whose work is a celebration of the absurd beauty of 21st century capitalism and three of Rising Voices royalty. Mohamed, a journalist from Cairo, navigates between two cultures and languages. Kirsti Whalen, a novelist and world wanderer with a dislike for the wearing of shoes. And Liam Stewart, speaking with power from places of vulnerability. And if that doesn’t move you there will be a very special performance from a man who needs little introduction, New Zealand’s pre eminent poet Sam Hunt.

Trick of the Light Theatre is a Wellington-based theatre company who will perform their new work ‘The bookbinder’ - a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. It weaves shadow play, paper art, puppetry, and music into a performance for both children and adults.

All you can eat productions are excited to bring roving excerpts of their latest show to Splore. The Way We Fall witnesses the humanity, hilarity and horror of falling in, falling out and of course falling over. Painfully familiar and gleefully relatable, a delectable stumble into contemporary dance, dialogue and ice cream.

Family spiritual leaders Brother Buddy and Sister Franny Finger deliver the family’s rapturous (and very tongue-in-cheek) sermon of love and light throughout, offering spiritual redemption, impromptu faith-healing, baptism-by-mister and glorious (if slightly suspect) miracle-working. The Finger Family Revival Show tramples on all religious barriers to welcome and embrace all who seek to revive their mind, body and spirit.

To top off the rich cultural content at Splore, there will be an innovative spectrum of over 30 art installations, mainly from New Zealand artists.

To read more about the acts and artists at Splore the following links provide more information on the Splore website.

• Splore artists and detail of their projects can be found here.
• Splore music artists can be found here
• Splore’s performance artists can be found here

Splore’s music, performance and artists programmed to take one of the five music zones and fill the park with surprising and provocative art includes:

Ebony Bones(UK)
DJ Shadow (US)
The Orb(UK)
The Bamboos (Australia)
Ty (UK)
The Ragga Twins(UK)
Holiwater (India/UK/NZ)
Adam Freeland (UK)
Blak Twang (UK)
The Funk Hunters (Canada)
Shortee Blitz (UK)
Cuban Brothers (UK)
Jonti (Australia)
Om Unit (UK)
Kutmah (UK)
Kingdom (USA)
DJ Tamenpi, P.G. and Luiz Valente (Brazil)
International Observer (UK)
Jet More (Australia)
Awesome Tapes from Africa (US)

New Zealand acts
Tama Waipara
Weird Together
NiKo ne Zna
Street Chant
The Nukes
Bulletproof and Dutty Ranks Live
Mikki Dee
Regrooved Sound System
Andy JV
Bobby Brazuka
Dastardly Bounder
Strom Brothers (aka Antix ),
Sam e
Dylan C
Isaac Aesili
Taste Nasa
High Hoops
Jamie Newman
The Fuzzbox
Sam Senior
Murray Cammick
Guy Johnson
Maxwell's Black Wax
Mr Big Stuff
Steve Usher
Mark Pickering

Living Lounge: Performance including circus, poetry, theatre, cabaret and alternative music Acts
Sam Hunt (Auckland)
Binge Culture Collective (Wellington)
Drab Doo Riffs (Auckland)
Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes (Auckland)
The Finger Family Revival Show (Auckland)
The Pyramid Scheme (Wellington)
The Cosbys (Auckland)
Rising Voices (Auckland)
Tourettes (Auckland)
The Bookbinder (Trick of Light Theatre – Wellington)
Eden and Jol Mulholland (Australia)
Debbie and The Downers (Auckland)
Modern Maori Quartet (Auckland)
Tim Dibley (Auckland)
Calypso Nights with Juan Vesuvius (Auckland)
Paddy Free (Auckland)
The Finger Family Revival Show (Auckland)
Fuse Circus (Wellington)
Doubledipp (Auckland)
Estere (Wellington)
More surprises to be added to the performance roster – stay tuned to

Out & About Performance
They Saw a Thylacine (Australia)
Billions Cobra (Canada)
Mr Shaggles (Australia)
Sausage Circus Bicycle Sound System (Wellington)
Grotteschi (Touch Compass) (Auckland)
Fuse Circus (Wellington)
The Way we Fall (All you can eat productions - Auckland)
iQ2 (Future Hotel) (Auckland)
Body FX (Auckland)
Vospertron Performance Group (Auckland)
Croquet tournament of hearts, queens and kings of Splore (Auckland)

Visual Artists
Aaron McConchie - Speech Therapy
Out of the Dark Angus Muir and Alexandra Healy – Field
Kim Newall & Colab - Love Creatures
Brydee Rood and Chiman Dangi – Jaan Temple
Jill Sorenson – Pony Love
Renee Warner & Marcel Allen - Hug-A-Tree
Marcus McShane – Nag
Illustrator Love – Assorted Artists
Sarah Lancaster – Sew Some Love
Raylene Beals & Rebecca Pilcher- Camp Curious, A Mysterious History...
Andy Neverman – Balancing Act
Bridget Nawalowalo– Swan Love
Martin Horsepool – Robot Love
Becca Bolsher – Orbs of Aroha
Bruce Sale – Revolution
Cinzah Seekayem & Karl Sheridan - Music Man
Alex Whitaker - Te Waka Arohanui
Duncan Speakman (UK) - Relatives Of Long Ago Lovers
James Kerr & others - TV Tree
Janette Searle & Fantail Studios
Naomi Lamb - Fireplace

Jem The Misfit (DE/NZ)
Jean Poole (AU)
Bruce.TV (UK/NZ)
NZ Locals - Lotech, DurtyMac, WiredVisuals, Club Sandwich, Rayzordoll, C6 & To Chi Mao

Pecha Kucha Splore Edition
Yoga Rhythms
Love Creatures
and more.

Tickets are available from
Current ticket price $255 + BF
Website -
Twitter handle – Splore #MoretoLove

About Splore
It’s no wonder people describe Splore festivals as the best weekend of their lives - with entertainment including a cabaret club, the ultra friendly vibe, family friendly zone and the music, performance and art.

Staged at the stunning Tapapakanga Regional Park on 14-16 February, 70km South East of Auckland City, the beach front location is the perfect place for three days of fun. Designed with audience convenience in mind, Splorers will live onsite for three days with a number of onsite camping options. While camping is included in the ticket price, festival goers can choose to upgrade to a reserved tent or campervan site, or go for the top notch option of glamping (glamorous camping).

Every vehicle arriving at Splore will need to have a PARKING PASS. The PARKING PASS must be pre-purchased online through ITICKET prior to the event, it costs $50.00 per vehicle. This will be FULLY REFUNDED to the purchaser of the PARKING PASS when you arrive with 3 or more people in your vehicle- giving you Free Parking. Vehicles that arrive with fewer than three people will not have the PARKING PASS refunded.

Dedicated low cost public transport options will be available to get to Splore. Any revenue collected from parking will go towards subsidizing affordable transport and three charities - Sustainable Coastlines , Women’s Refuge and Project Crimson. To find out all the details about parking at Splore go to


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