Splore Festival 2017

JUST ANNOUNCED: Fat Freddy's Drop are joining the Splore line-up.

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Teeming with international and local musical talent, the Splore Festival reveals a second major line-up to entertain fans at New Zealand's favourite beach-side festival.

Skye and Ross of Morcheeba will perform at Splore as part of their exclusive world tour featuring their new debut album. Skye Edwards has one of the most recognisable voices on the planet and teamed with Ross Godfrey's psychedelic guitar and backing band will create a sensational performance that Morcheeba fans will love. The spectacular Skye and Ross show will feature material from their newly released (September 2016) eponymous album as well as favourite Morcheeba hits.

Joining them in the line-up will be one the UK's hottest new talents, Lady Leshurr. Her "Queen's Speech" freestyle series has racked up over 73 million YouTube hits and has caught the attention of heavyweights like American producer Timbaland who is working on her coming debut album.

Beloved Californians Blackalicious, will also appear at Splore 2017. The duo of Gift of the Gab and Chief Xcel have a hard-won reputation as one of hip-hop's most progressive, forward-thinking creative forces. They will be joined at Splore by Lateef the Truthspeaker.

And also announced is the UK's fevered genius and festival favourite Beardyman. Touring his startling album, "Distractions", Beardyman's eclectic performers have been viewed over 60 million times on YouTube with improvisation being at the heart of his creative process.

Other live music acts added to the Splore line up are virtuoso Indian musicians The Maharaj Trio and award-winning local band Sorceress.

DJ's added include Brazil's Tahira and locals, Eastern Bloc, Inky Waves, Chiccoreli and Tali, Cian, Jason Eli, Matt Drake, Funk Ferret, Randomplay, Gene Rivers, Finn, Adam O, FJ, Guy Johnson, Oaariki, Lauren F, Takas and the Dastardly Bounder.

These acts join Splore's earlier announcement of The Dub Pistols, Sampa the Great, Ragga Twins, Tall Black Guy, Nickodemus, Egyptian Lover, GL, Pitch Black, Weird Together, Carnivorous Plant Society and Latinaotearoa.

A full performing arts schedule is still to be released for the Living Lounge performers area. The scene has been set with Saturday night's theme of the 'Family Reunion' where everyone is Strangely Familiar. The Splore audience, commonly known as Splorers are expected to fully embrace the concept and turn Saturday night into New Zealand's largest costume party.

About Splore

Splore is a New Zealand owned and operated festival located on a beautiful safe swimming beach. Described by its' audience as their favourite summer festival, Splore brims with creative content and entertainment including music, performance, visual art, theme camps, workshops and forums.

Festival goers converge from around the globe to meet at Splore for a three-day opportunity to reunite, party and relax under the hot February sun at its sublime beach-side location. Situated 70km south east of Auckland and an easy one-hour journey, the festival presents itself as an epic adventure tucked away in its own piece of paradise.

The Splore experience is so positive, with its chilled and friendly vibe, that people have described it as a life-changing experience where they have emerged from their festival escapade full of renewed optimism and enthusiasm for life.

The festival content caters for all ages, even the kids have their own fully programmed zone. There is something for everyone including a dedicated performance area and an extensive art trail with site specific installations by some of New Zealand's top contemporary artists.

Splore is a truly diverse music and art festival that caters to families during the day yet sparkles brightly at night as the party amps up with an eclectic music line-up. The food options are affordable and delicious with just about every cuisine imaginable on offer and the food experience always features favourably with audience feedback.

Heralded as 'one of the best festival locations in the world' by visiting international music acts, the site introduces its' international visitors to a good dose of Kiwiana complete with a powhiri by local Iwi. With it's beautiful safe swimming beach surrounded by 100-year-old pohutukawas and a fresh water lagoon to plunge in - Splore never fails to impress the first time visitor.

Splore leads the way in sustainability and has a target of 85% diversion of waste to landfill and asks the audience to actively participate in this goal. Many initiatives have been introduced over the years to minimise the festival's foot print including encouraging car-pooling and subsidising public transport, reusable drinking vessels and a recycling system that is manned with volunteers to ensure it works. One of Splore's greatest points of differences is the lack of rubbish and clean site. It sets the tone and a narrative for people to 'love and respect' the Splore place. Splore's mantra is #leavenotrace and that's why it's New Zealand's cleanest music festival.

Date: 17-19 February 2017

Entertainment kicks off at 12pm Friday 17 February, entertainment finishes 5pm Sunday 19 February

Where: Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Road, Orere Point

Second tier tickets on sale $275 + BF - includes free camping

Youth tickets 13-17 years old (must be accompanied by a guardian) on sale $125 + BF - includes free camping

Children 12 and under FREE

Reserved camping and glamping now on sale. There are ample free camping sites which is included in the ticket price.

To minimise green house gasses emissions and to encourage ride sharing every car requires a parking pass. A portion of the pass is refunded for cars containing three or more people.

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