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Splore keeps giving with more performances announced

Splore keeps giving with more music, performance and visual art announced

Splore’s already impressive music line-up gets a further boost with a few more acts including the legendary godfather of neo-soul, Roy Ayers.

His classic hits “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Searchin” and “Running Away” are some of the most sampled tracks by DJs. Ayers exclusive show at Splore will be his first in New Zealand for many years.

Also announced is a solo DJ set from Canadian turntablist Kid Koala. The Ninja Tune artist is also a musician and graphic novelist and has collaborated with the likes of Gorillaz, Amon Tobin and The Slew (featuring former members of Wolfmother).

Seminal German EDM producers Acid Pauli and NU have also joined the Splore roster along with the UK’s Earl Gateshead and Brazil’s Alti Fidelidade.

Local acts added include Ahoribuzz, Antix, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo, The Nukes, Randomplay, Chica Lorica, Adam O, The Funk Ferret and the Fuzzbox.

A taster of performances confirmed include Between the Lines who will take you back to your favourite Kiwi childhood memory of swinging on a Hills Rotary washing line.

The Wet Hot Beauties are all glamour and danger! The luscious leggy ladies in matching cloche swimming caps and blood-red smiles will be wowing the crowd with their contemporary water ballet at the beach. Be prepared for a surfing safari, swinging sixties splash mob in Malibu style.

Curated by Russell Brown of Public Address, The Listening Lounge will get the cerebral juices flowing with a spoken word session featuring special guest talks, poetry and prose, a Pecha Cucha segment and panel discussion.

The family performance roster includes award winning clown and festival favourite, Fraser Hooper who brings his hilarious boxing show along with an all ages clown workshop for the whole family.

If it’s keeping up with your fitness that you can’t do without, Dance Fitness will be teaching handstands, contact improvisation, muscle and bone dance fitness classes at Splore.

And if it’s yoga you’re keen on, YogaRhythms is an all-encompassing, interactive, fun-fusion of yoga with world-driven beats.

The Splore arts programme is as diverse as ever. It includes a floating playground for young and old alike, glowing fruit, an immersive structure designed as a birds nest, totems, insect houses and many more to surprise and delight the audience around the Splore festival site.

All aboard the Splore Express! There will be free and subsidised buses taking people direct to Splore in style where over 300 scheduled performances in a combination of music acts, performances and visual art installations await during the three days 20-22 February 2015. The weekend is jam-packed with entertainment over five stages, all set on the sublime beach at Tapapakanga Park 70KM SE of Auckland CBD.

Total music acts announced to date:

Roy Ayres (USA)
Kid Koala (Canada)
Acid Pauli and NU (Germany)
Mr Scruff (UK)
Deltron 3030 (USA)
Tinashe (USA)
The Cat Empire (Australia)
The Correspondents (UK)
Lunice (Canada)
Trinity Roots (NZ)
Phoenix Foundation (NZ)
Azizi Gibson (USA)
Rodney P (UK)
Lee Coombes (UK)
Earl Gateshead (UK)
Alti Fidelidade (Brazil)
Jason Eli featuring Basement Jaxx’ Sharlene Hector (UK)
Dr Cat (UK)
Weird Together (NZ)
Filastine (Spain)
J Star (UK)
Slynk (Australlia)
Kamandi (NZ)
Bulletproof (NZ)
Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 (NZ)
Race Banyon (NZ)
Samuel Truth (NZ)
Latin Aotearoa (Brazil / NZ)
Tali (NZ)
Aroha (NZ)
Guy Johnson (UK/NZ)
Pippin (India)
Wellington Sea Shanty Society (NZ)
Hipstamatics (NZ)
Kev Fresh (NZ)
DJ Hudge (NZ)
Play DJs (NZ)
Yoga Rhythms (NZ)
Dan Aux (NZ)
Ahoribuzz (NZ)
Strom Brothers (NZ)
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (NZ)
The Nukes (NZ)
Randomplay (NZ)
Chica Lorica (NZ)
Adam O (NZ)
The Funk Ferret (NZ)
Fuzzbox (NZ)
Dylan C (NZ)
Mr Big Stuff (NZ)
Sal Valentine (NZ)

Splore at a glance -

Date: 20-22 February
Where: Tapapakanga Park, 70KM SE of Auckland
Tickets: earlybird and first tier tickets are sold out. Second tier tickets are on sale $235 plus BF.

Pre-booked camping, glamping and car passes can be purchased from

Free and subsidised Splore Express buses will be available from downtown Auckland to Tapapakanga – check website for details

Splore is a sustainable festival and we encourage the audience to car-pool, pre-cycle to avoid bringing food packaging and to take everything they bring on site home with them. Splore’s sustainability mantra is ‘LOVE THIS PLACE, LEAVE NO TRACE’

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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.

Splore is family friendly and has a fully programmed children’s zone called Charlie’s Rumpus Room. All ages play well together at Splore.

Splore was thrilled to receive a highly commended ‘A Greener Festival Award’ in October for the new sustainability initiatives at Splore 14 which diverted 74% of waste from landfill. Sustainability is a core value for Splore and countless initiatives have been put in place to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint including car –pooling, reusable drinking vessels, manned recycling stations, compostable food vendor utensils and plates – plus many more. Splore’s sustainability policy can be found here.

Splore 2015 thanks Old Mout, Hallertau, Jagermeister, Red Bull, Yealands Family Wines and George FM for their generous support.


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