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Splore shares the love and becomes an annual event

Splore shares the love and becomes an annual event

It’s the most repetitive request at the end of every Splore Festival event and now Splore is in a position to grant the audience’s wish of becoming an annual event.

Splore will be returning for 2015. Scheduled for February 20-22 this will be the first time the full three day festival has ventured to an annual frequency. Tickets will go on sale through iticket.co.nz on 2 June 2014.

Festival director, John Minty, says “Our research shows us that 83% of our audience want to come every year and from an operational point of view, it is much easier to keep the festival ticking over annually – it’s a win all around for everyone”.

The festival content will continue its long tradition of remaining fresh, inspirational and eclectic over five stages with an array of genres including performance, art and music. This year Splore expanded the zone in the camping area that is situated within the Red Bull Art of Camping zone, which was a huge success.

“Anything from yoga, to family friendly entertainment went on in this zone and was appreciated by parents who couldn’t partake in the party atmosphere in the festival below” says Minty. “Being family friendly is a real point of difference for us and tempers the entire vibe of the festival. It’s a highlight to see the kids having such a great time”.

Splore will continue with its sustainability initiatives with its goal of becoming a zero waste event. “This year we introduced the reusable drinking vessel, the ‘globelet’ - which made a huge difference to the amount of waste at the festival. It made for a much better experience for the audience to be at a clean event with no rubbish on the ground” says Minty. “Splore has set a new benchmark in festival sustainability”.

Splore’s founder and creative director Amanda Wright has decided to pass the baton of festival director to John Minty and will step into a peripheral advisory role for 2015. “I’ve founded Splore and have been integrally involved since its inception in 1998. Its time for me to pursue new opportunities so John is taking the reins as festival director from now on”.

With constant comments on social media about this year’s Splore being the best Splore event yet, festival director John Minty is confident of another successful event for 2015. Joining the database on www.splore.net will ensure people are the first to hear about acts and tickets.

Splore at a glance
Date: 20-22 February
Where: Tapapakanga Park, 70KM SE of Auckland
Tickets: earlybird tickets go on sale 2 June through iticket.co.nz

Music and performance announcements will be made over the coming months – check the Splore website for artists’ bio details and You Tube links.

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About Splore: Splore has been engaging and inspiring its audience with ground breaking music, art and performance since 1998. It has developed from an underground outdoor dance party into a full spectrum, multi-disciplinary festival showcasing the latest from the contemporary arts, including an extensive visual art trail with site specific and interactive works. Its multi-disciplinary content of art, performance and music creates an element of surprise like no other festival. Every nook and cranny is filled with colourful details, whether it’s an artwork appearing as you round a corner or chancing upon an out and about performance of the fruitiest nature.

The festival is tucked away in what has to be the most sublime festival location in the world, an Auckland regional park right on the beach on the Firth of Thames. People can listen and watch their favourite band or DJ while dancing in the warm ocean. The beach is fringed by ancient pohutukawa, draping their limbs into the ocean and people can swim all day under the hot February sunshine.

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