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Tiki Taane & Warren Maxwell headline Muriwai Festival


Tiki Taane & Warren Maxwell headline Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival


Warren Maxwell, front man for popular groups Trinity Roots and psychedelic blues quartet Little Bushman and musician/producer Tiki Taane are just two of the headline acts set to play at this year's Muriwai Waitangi Day festival on Feb 6.th

Maxwell’s past collaborations with John Psathas and the APO as well as film sound track credits and high profile work on the TV series “Songs from the Inside,” demonstrate that he continues to fulfil the promise of his NZ Arts Foundation New Generation Award (2006) while also developing his own venue ‘King Street Live’ in Masterton.

Tiki Taane first rose to prominence as frontman of leading band Salmonella Dub before embarking on his solo career in Jan 2007. His debut and award-winning solo release "Past Present Future" achieved double platinum sales. The beautiful acoustic ballad “Always On My Mind” hit No. 1, breaking two all-time NZ records. For the first time ever, the Woodhill-based performer brings his sounds to Muriwai Beach as part of an impressive lineup for the Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival.

Popular soul funk unit Soljah (with its Kaipara connections), Wellington-based singer Ria Hall and the legendary Will Crummer and the Rarotongans will also play. Piha-based electronica musician Paddy Free (Nga Tae, Pitch Black) steps out from his many bands to do a solo stint.

One of the festival organisers is musician Moana Maniapoto, whose own band Moana & the Tribe spent the NZ winter in the European summer, starting in the Arctic Circle at Riddu Riddu Festival and ending up at Europe’s biggest festival Sziget playing on the hottest day in Hungary’s history.

‘I burnt my hand touching the mic,’ she recalls. ‘My warriors were leaping around a lot more than usual. I thought the Pakeha members of my band were in danger of fainting. I think we can easily cope with the NZ summer after that.’

The Muriwai Waitangi Day festival was first staged the first festival in 2012 and sold out within two hours.

‘Our festival isn’t an annual event and its not the biggest, flashest festival in town and that’s actually one of our attractions, particularly for families. It’s kaupapa-driven too – and we’re next to the beach. What’s not to love?’

Festival organiser Erin Griffin is confident the event will sell out once again.

‘This event is run by volunteers with all profit back to the community,’ says Erin.’We are fundraising for our new surfclub/community centre. Now we are moving our festival to the grounds of the Surf Club, just behind the sand dunes so it’s perfect. Our theme is Every Day is Waitangi Day and we will hammer that home with the music, speakers, our tribute to the ocean, our zero waste policy and the whole vibe.’

Info: www.muriwaifestival.com

Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival, Muriwai Surf Club Outdoors
Thursday, Feb 6 (Rain or shine) - 10am-7pm
$20 Adults, Under-12 Free (must be accompanied by an adult).
All profit to Muriwai Surf Club & Community Centre Auahi Kore,
No alcohol, No pets. Zero waste
Tickets: www.eventfinder.co.nz and Dunz Café (Muriwai) or The Daily Squeeze (Waimauku)
Proudly supported by Te Waka Toi (Creative New Zealand)
and Rodney Local Board.


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