- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 4:04PM
Raglan’s boutique, eco-focused, three-day Soundsplash Festival is returning in early 2019, with an epic first line-up just announced.
Supported by Flava, the festival includes international big hitters like Sticky Fingers and Macky Gee, alongside some of the most exciting Kiwi acts making waves across the globe, including SACHI, Theia, Louis Baker and Marlin’s Dreaming.
A second stellar line-up has just been announced too. It includes US rapper Famous Dex; Canadian producer The Babe Rainbow; Canadian breakout act The Funk Hunters and LA-based DJ/Producer Freq Nasty.
Meanwhile, powerhouse Katchafire; the renowned Latinaotearoa collective and Sunshine Sound System are among the local acts just revealed, proving that New Zealand’s now well and truly punching above its weight on the world’s music scene.
Soundsplash will once again be held in Raglan’s Wainui Reserve on Friday, January 18; Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
Today’s announcement also confirms Kito, YT, Name UL, Drop Legs, The Shambles, Mako Road, Lost Tribe Aotearoa, Otium, The Butlers and Masaya.
Respected and renowned for its focus on the environment and also its reputation as being a festival run by music lovers, for music lovers, Soundsplash covers all bases when it comes to genre, with organisers curating an exciting line-up with acts from all over the world.
They include Aussie ‘band of the moment’ Sticky Fingers, who have just finished a world tour, selling out across Europe, the US, Australia and here in New Zealand.
Another major drawcard is British DJ/producing legend Macky Gee, who is returning to Kiwi shores after creating a frenzy earlier this year when his first-ever NZ show sold out in three minutes flat.
Other international acts joining the line-up include Deekline, Bootleg Rascal, Godlands, and My Baby.
There’s also strong representation from New Zealand. They include the Diplo-approved dance duo SACHI, who have just released a new track ‘Hollywood Angel’, feat. East, and signed a deal with US label, Casablanca Records.
NZ’s legendary hip-hop collective and ‘festie fave’, Homebrew - who dropped an unexpected album last week titled B-SIDES AND RARITIES - are also announced.
Alt-pop sensation Theia is also in the mix. She continues to turn heads on the international stage with Clash Magazine recently describing her new single ‘Bad Idea’ as “expertly controlled pop bedlam, laced with colour and energy”.
Multiple Silver Scroll nominee, Louis Baker, promises to bring an exciting live show to Soundsplash. Soul star Baker has performed at some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Field Days, Sziget Festival, Sonar Festival, Berlin Festival, The Great Escape, and Splendor in the Grass.
Kings, who holds the NZ record for longest #1 song in the NZ charts with ‘Don’t Worry ‘Bout It’ and continues to bring the high energy dance hits, will get the crowd moving.
And, what would a festival be without the credible Kora brothers - aka L.A.B - who are well known for their live performances. Exciting Christchurch dub-step producer duo, Truth; and Auckland high-energy hip hop duo, TIMES x TWO, round out the first line-up.
With its stunning location, just 500 metres from the beach and a short drive from the Raglan township and some of the world’s most famous surfing spots, Soundsplash is understandably one of New Zealand’s most popular summer festivals.
Held across three days, and three stages, organisers are also going the extra mile in 2019 to ensure production levels are top notch. Also notable, is the festival’s ongoing commitment to its Zero Waste policy. And in 2019, Soundsplash will proudly be the first-ever accredited ‘plastic bag free festival in New Zealand.
It all makes for a fun-filled, community-minded event, which focuses on all ages and also families, with lots of healthy food options, camping with hot showers, and workshops, which offer everything from arts and dance, to nutrition, health, yoga and education around teen suicide, depression and anxiety.
Soundsplash 2019 – supported by Flava
Wainui Reserve – Raglan
January 18, 19 and 20
NEARLY SOLD OUT -
FINAL RELEASE TICKETS: $169.00 (excl. fees)
Details at: www.soundsplash.co.nz