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No place like Splore: fresh take on music, art, performance

No place like Splore – a fresh take on music, art and performance

Embargo until 6:00am Thursday, 18 September

Media release

Splore is welcoming Trinity Roots to the 2015 festival staged at Tapapkanga Park on 20-22 February 2015. After last playing the festival in 2004 at the Waharau site Trinity Roots will make a welcome return. Recognised as the iconic “Home, Land and Sea” group, Trinity Roots also fits with the festival theme of ‘home’. The band will debut songs from its third studio album which is expected to be released early next year.

Exciting Toronto beat-maker, Lunice, will feature his much anticipated debut album at Splore. Basement Jaxx lead singer Sharlene Hector will appear in a new collaboration with local DJ and Producer Jason Eli.

Young, up and coming local producers Race Banyon and Samuel Truth are on the bill along with party bands Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, The Hipstamatics and the Wellington Sea Shanty Band.

Also announced today on the Splore line up are New Zealand DJ/Producers Hudge, Kev Fresh, Dan Aux, RIA, KXVGXN, Play DJ’s, Dastardly Bounder and Logan Baker.

Already announced is one of the UK’s most in-demand live acts, The Correspondents. London hip hop legend Rodney P and Italian swing DJ Dr Cat.

Splore will have more headline international acts and local acts to announce in October.

The underlying concept of the Splore theme ‘home’ is celebrating at Splore’s home by the sea, reuniting with old mates, meeting new friends, dancing in the sunshine and sea and partying your pants off at Aotearoa’s finest summer festival.

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“We’re throwing the ultimate house party on Saturday night” says John Minty, Splore Festival Director. “It means the whole festival with be themed around Splore being your home away from home.”

Splore continues on its mission to become the first zero waste festival. The last event diverted 73 percent of waste from landfill, reduced cars on site by 25 percent through the car pooling initiative, became the first festival to receive Conscious Consumer accreditation and introduced a reusable cup. Splore has set the bench mark in New Zealand for sustainable festivals.

“Our audience embrace our sustainable credentials and it also makes the festival vibe that much better when everyone is respecting the environment and there is no rubbish anywhere” says Minty.


Artist photos – follow this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/95td8oxlj7okzgg/AACHy4LcrGFVExkDRfRXN-zxa?dl=0

Splore media releases and Splore photos follow this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5mjw81y8rrg59cr/AADwTV9VmBxEoqaKWz_UEvLla?dl=0

Splore at a glance

Date: 20-22 February
Where: Tapapakanga Park, 70KM SE of Auckland
Tickets: earlybird are sold out, first tier tickets are on sale iticket.co.nz
Pre-booked camping, glamping and car passes can be purchased from iticket.co.nz as they become available.

Music and performance announcements will be made over the coming months – check the Splore website for artists’ bio details and You Tube links
Splore’s social media channels;

Want to check out some of the artists playing at Splore

Lunice (Brand new single from highly anticipated debut album).


Race Banyon (Beez in the Trap and Breathe)


Jason Eli featuring Sharlene Hector(Basement Jaxx) https://soundcloud.com/jasoneli/dlnty-dont-let-nobody-tell-you

Samuel Truth (Best tracks are Rua and She. Low is pretty good too).


Trinity Roots (New single Haiku)


Labretta Suede and Motel 6 (Brooklyn)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Labretta-Suede-and-The-Motel-6/181085508577040?sk=app_6452028673 "In Full" Number One on bfm last week.

Great new track and video


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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