Splore 2019 announcement conjures up rays of sunshine
The stage is set for another stunning Splore festival with two of Splore’s most popular festival acts returning to the beachside festival!
The high energy Dub Pistols and the totally unique Correspondents will provide a major party vibe when they appear at Tapapakanga Park between 21- 24 February.
John Minty, Splore Festival and Music Director says “Both of these acts regularly appear in European festivals because they are two of the best live acts on the circuit. They are total crowd pleasers and they love returning to our New Zealand summer, citing Splore as one of the best festival sites in the world”.
The Correspondents will perform two shows, one on the Main Stage and the other in the Living Lounge cabaret zone. The Dub Pistols will also bring their high energy show to Splore’s Main Stage, with frontman Barry Ashworth adding one of his legendary DJ sets.
Also returning is Copenhagen’s premier club and festival DJ – Courtesy, who will play one of her blistering two hour DJ sets late into the night.
Also joining this teaser line up is Australia’s acclaimed Haiku Hands. Making their NZ festival debut this genre-bending unconventional pop, dance, electronic group are outrageous, bold and ruled by fun choreography.
Splore organisation is well underway, with more music, performance and art to be announced over the coming months. Tickets can be laybyed now to lock in the best weekend in Auckland’s summer calendar.
Splore own channels:
Splore dates: 21-24 February 2019
– General admission 8am Friday to 5pm Sunday – adult tier 1, festival ticket: $265 (includes general camping)
– Limited tickets available for a Thursday afternoon entry (on sale later in the year)
– Youth ticket 13-17: $175
– Children 12 and under are Free
Camping upgrades are available – reserved camps and glamping options will go on sale later in the year at www.splore.net
Festival Location: One hour from Auckland’s CBD in a stunning beachside park – Tapapakanga Regional Park, Deerys Rd, Orere Point.
Splore is a festival of music and arts staged annually at one of the most beautiful festival sites in the world. It is New Zealand owned and operated and has set a benchmark for sustainability and respect.
The site, Tapapakanga Regional Park, is only an hour from Auckland, but each year “Splorers” travel from all over the globe to enjoy the culture, the vibe – and the wonderful, safe swimming beach only metres from the festival main stage.
Splore’s multiple stages feature a diverse line-up of compelling musicians, singers and DJs from around the world – but it’s also a place for more than music. For three days, the site buzzes with performing arts, visual and interactive art installations, workshops and forums.
And people. To go to Splore is to be part of Splore. Some Splorers work for months on their habitats in special themed camps, many more on creative costumes for Saturday night. And everyone who sets foot in the park becomes part of the culture: relaxed, positive, friendly – and up for it.
Children are people too, and Splore not only welcomes families but offers a family camping area and a dedicated kids’ zone with a full programme of activities and entertainment.
Sustenance at Splore is affordable, varied and delicious, and largely served by vendors who come every year. Food is served in compostable dishes and drinks come in reusable “globelet” cups. Splore was the first NZ festival to stop selling water in single use plastic bottles. All rubbish is sorted onsite into recycling and composting, minimising waste and ensuring high diversion rates away from landfill.
Splore has the other end of proceedings covered too, with purpose-built composting toilets alongside campsites. To further reduce the environmental footprint, revelers are incentivised to carpool and public transport is subsidised. Every year, the mantra is #leavenotrace.
Respect for the land goes hand-in-hand with respect for its original people. At every Splore, international visitors are welcomed with a powhiri on behalf of local iwi.
Like everyone, those visitors tend to be thinking about getting back next year even as they leave. Because there’s nowhere like Splore.
Splore is more than a good party. It’s a good place in your heart.