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been | One Love 2018

How Tauranga became the home of reggae (for one weekend).

The annual One Love festival took place over the weekend at the Tauranga Domain. Day 2 headliner, Shaggy pulling out due to unforeseen circumstances (read: performing at the Grammys with Sting) didn’t deter the 20,000 strong crowd from witnessing some of the finest reggae performers the world has to offer; confirming that reggae is indeed ingrained in kiwi roots.

Ria Hall, Marley All-Stars – Day 1

Common Kings headlined day one and Katchafire made their return to the festival, playing old favourites as well as new songs to close day two.

Common Kings – Day 1

Over the weekend, the crowd saw a plethora of artists playing, ranging from Bay of Plenty locals Tyneegiant to Canada’s pop reggae band, Magic! And not one disappointed.

On day one, the crowd were treated to a praiseworthy performance of Fill Me Up by Sons of Zion; a truly awe-inspiring homage to Bob Marley by NZ Marley All-Stars starring an amazing collective of artists (Laughton Kora, Fran Kora, Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Annie Crummer, Boh Runga, Logan Bell (Katchafire), Tiki Taane, Joel Shadbolt and Shelton Woolright); a goosebumps-inducing performance by House of Shem; the reunion of Kora, after a 4-year hiatus and a raucous performance by Common Kings.

Tiki Taane, Marley All-Stars – Day 1

Whilst on day two, highlights included a three piece acoustic set by Kiwi icons Herbs; legendary British band Aswad’s nostalgic performance of their 1988 NZ#1 single Don’t turn around; Stan Walker’s feet-stomping performance of messages; Fiji’s hair-raising performance of Love of my Life; crowd-singing along to Magic!’s performance of rude; and the enigmatic closing performance by Katchafire.

Stan Walker w special guest William Wairua – Day 2

One Love’s great reggae vibes, complemented by the Kiwi Summer sun, has certainly put Tauranga on the world’s reggae music map. If you haven’t already, start planning your trip to Tauranga for One Love 2019.

Check out photographs from the weekend hereAll photographs taken on a Nikon D7500.

win | A sweet package from The Winery Tour

What do you get when you take The Exponents, Stan Walker and Breaks Co-Op, add in some of the loveliest venues around New Zealand and sprinkle over some summer sunshine?

The Classic Hits Winery Tour 2014.

Now in its 8th year, the 2014 Classic Hits Winery Tour presents 17 shows across 16 spectacular outdoor venues from Tutukaka in the North, down, for the very first time, to Invercargill in the South.

Since performing their first ever gig on vocalist Jordan Luck’s 20th birthday, The Exponents have earned an unparalleled reputation for iconic, smash-hit laden, sing-along live shows, performed to generations of fans up and down New Zealand.

Stan Walker will be bringing his full live stage show to the Wineries and not only will he be performing all his well-loved hits, he will be introducing songs from his stunning new album “Inventing Myself” including singles Take It Easy, Bulletproof, Inventing Myself and Like It’s Over.

Completing the three-band line up is Breaks Co-Op, returning to the stage for the first time since their massive hit “The Otherside” ruled the airwaves and singles chart a few years ago. Featuring the incredible velvet and honey voice of Andy Lovegrove, Breaks Co-Op have a brand new single Sounds Familiar out and will release their first new album in 8 years in January 2014 – right before the Winery Tour kicks off.

We have a great prize pack to give away for when the tour hits Villa Maria Winery in Auckland on Saturday 15 February.

What you’ll win:

•          A double pass which includes VIP fast-track entry

•          Albums from all three artists

•          A bottle of Villa Maria wine

What you have to do:

Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us which vineyard the The Classic Hits Winery Tour will take place at in Auckland.  Easy.

heard | vote for your favourite Kiwi artist at the 2013 MTV EMA’s

Some of our best musicians have the chance to compete for BEST WORLDWIDE ACT at the 2013 MTV EMA’s being held in Amsterdam on November 10, and you can help them.

The nominees for Best Worldwide Act at the MTV European Music Awards have been announced. David Dallas, Lorde, Shapeshifter, Stan Walker, and The Naked And Famous have all been selected to represent New Zealand in the Worldwide competition.

Voting is open to the public all around the globe, with the most popular acts converging to compete for the Best Worldwide Act award at the MTV EMA’s in November.

The Kiwi competitors join international nominees Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake, Imagine Dragons, Avicii, Rihanna, Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem, among others, who are all vying to win the coveted trophy.

Public voting is open until October 24, and a dedicated NZ Acts page can be found HERE.


 Our nominees: