Bob Marley’s Band to Headline East Coast Vibes 2015
Bob Marley’s Band & X-Factor Judge to Headline East Coast Vibes 2015
East Coast Vibes returns to Gisborne for its 3rd year in 2015 with their biggest lineup to date.
Headlining the festival is USA/Jamaican reggae band The Original Wailers, with their first ever performance in Gisborne. The Original Wailers was the band behind legendary artist, Bob Marley. They will play Bob Marley’s music and messages of “One Love”, and their latest EP ‘Miracle’ recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album.
New Zealand born superstar Stan Walker also performs for the first time in Gisborne to co-headline the festival. The Australian based singer, originally from Tauranga, shot to stardom by winning Australian Idol in 2009. Stan is known for his role as popular celebrity judge on television show X-Factor, and has string of albums and #1 hit songs.
Iconic 80’s band Herbs will returns first time in Gisborne for over a decade. Herbs was the first band to popularise the New Zealand and Pacific reggae sound with their massive hits Long Ago, No Nukes and Slice of Heaven with Dave Dobbin. “This year we are aiming for more variety in music” said Mr Coe-Tipene. “But we also plan to throw in a modern mix with some Australasia’s finest and upcoming artists.”
Joining them on stage will be New Zealand’s own soul diva Hollie Smith, reggae heavyweights House Of Shem and South Auckland’s iconic pacific reggae band Three Houses Down. These acts all have spent over a decade in the industry and have a string of hit singles and albums.
Australian reggae band Paua will be returning by popular demand, along with NZ’s much loved band 1814.
The line-up will also include Majic Paora, L40 and Israel Starr, alongside Auckland’s conscious hiphop group Third3ye, Silver Scroll nominee, M.C Tipene and South American artist Jah Sito.
The lineup announcement for East Coast Vibes 2015:
THE ORIGINAL WAILERS, STAN WALKER, HERBS unplugged, HOUSE OF SHEM, HOLLIE SMITH, THREE HOUSES DOWN, 1814, PAUA, MAJIC, L40, THIRD3YE, TIPENE, ISRAEL STARR, JAH SITO