Eight-piece Australian urban roots band Blue King Brown (above) headline the main stage, along with Kiwi seven-piece Tahuna Breaks and the fantastically named Desmond And The Tutus, who fuse rock ‘n’ roll and indie Kwela pop. Ngati Ranana will be bringing waiata and haka performance to the show, with London-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Glen Aitken the first up on the main stage.
The Global stage will see performances from the likes of platinum-selling New Zealanders I Am Giant, lawyer-turned-pop-star Bowie Jane, South Africans Munkinpure (see Chatroom P23), the newly relocated to London New Zealanders This Flight Tonight, and Mooga Fooga, who throw everything from funk, soul, jazz and rock into their genre-crossing sound.
This year also sees the addition of an acoustic stage where you can catch the likes of Essex-based South African Jackob Deist, Tamahere-born indie popper Abby Holden, acoustic rocker Dave Gander, Kiwi singer-songwriter Ny Oh and London-based Aussie Mike Gill.
There will also be a silent disco with DJs Adi Dick and Sweet Mix Kids and you’ll be able to sate your hunger for tastes from back home with tucker courtesy of SANZA, Limpopo, Tasty Cakey and the Antipodean Sommelier. To get it all started, the Nomad Cinema will be screening Aussie cult classic Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert, too. What more could you ask for?
Sat, Aug 10 | Doors at 11am | £30
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