11:00am - 12:00pm
A stalwart of the NZ music scene, Kapisi has spent the past 2 decades travelling the world representing Kiwi/Samoan music on international stages. Kapisi has performed at many festivals throughout the world including the largest Northern Hemisphere outdoor festival, Glastonbury and the largest indie music industry event in the USA, SXSW.
Kapisi, over the last 5 years has served over 22,000+ peoples with his community Events based in Auckland called “Elevated Family Park Jam”& “Mo Arts Jam”. His Live-stream Music shows “Kapisi Klan Fridays” (All music format show) & “Mr Majesty Sundays” (A Reggae show) and his Sports Talk show “Hoops & LIfe” & “Kaps Chats” have amassed over 2 million engagements on all of his social media platforms.
Simultaneously, whilst putting the finishing touches on his fourth album, Kapisi is also working on a Reggae Album under his alias “Mr Majesty” called “Majestic Riddims Part 1” and will also be released later next year.
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Hans Pucket bring an energetic and eclectic set of tunes, featuring three part harmonies, solid power-pop riffs and real lyrics. Formed by twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin, drummer Jono Nott (ONONO, Broods) the band grew out of a love for classic 60s pop, the earnest melodies of musical theatre, and the solid grooves of 70s disco. In 2018 they delivered their debut “Eczema”- a collection of addictive, cleverly crafted and heartfelt jams. Recently expanded to four members with the multi-instrumental talents of Callum Passells, the band are currently putting the finishing touches on their second full-length album.
“If you prefer your guitar pop with a wry and personal spin on the human condition, you could do worse than listen to Hans Pucket” – (Nick Bollinger, The Sampler RNZ)
1:45pm - 3:00pm
The free-spirited, eclectic sound of Auckland, New Zealand based artist, vocalist and singer-songwriter LOU’ANA is one of unparalleled magic. Having carved a place for herself within Auckland’s vibrant music community over the past 6 years. Lou’ana’s voice carries the stature of an old soul; a cosmic cocktail of sweet and soulful, with an added gritty, blues edge that references the golden age of Eta James, to the rawness of Stevie Nicks. Her heart and soul translates through sound, in that unexplainable alchemy that happens when music meets word.
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Established in 2001, Rhombus first made a splash on the scene in 2002 with their award-winning debut al- bum Bass Player featuring the iconic singles “Clav Dub” and “Onward (Step it Up)”. They followed up with their critically acclaimed sophomore album Future Reference in 2005. 2006 saw the release of Onwards: Remixes and Archives and then their final studio album Rhombus in 2008. The group went on hiatus in 2011 to pursue other projects.
During their first decade, Rhombus toured extensively in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, winning ac- claim for their energetic performances and unique sound. Festival performances included The Big Day Out (NZ), Rhythm and Vines (NZ), Womadelaide,, Planet IndigenUS (CAN),
Grassroots (UK), and more.
The intervening years saw core members Simon Rycroft, Koa Williams and Thomas Voyce keep busy with a range of other activities, including producing, mixing and mastering in their studio, postgraduate research, teaching, DJ shows, tour management, light and sound installations.
Having lived overseas for a number of years, Simon returned to Aotearoa in 2018, and work on the new al- bum began in 2020.
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Hedlok consists of 2 of South Pacifics most Versatile Hiphop/Reggae/Dancehall/R&B/Rock Vocalists in the World,Che-fu & King Kapisi.
On stage Wellington-born Samoan King Kapisi, aka Bill Urale, is a Kiwi hip-hop legend.
He’s performed at nearly every major New Zealand music event and alongside The Black Eyed Peas,Janet Jackson and the Beastie Boys, to name just a few.
Che, a founding member of Supergroove, responsible for a new sound, the album Traction released in 1995 produced hits that have become classic kiwi anthems.
Che’s debut’ solo album as ‘Che-Fu’ ‘2b S.Pacific’ released in 1997.
Late 2001, Che-Fu & The Kratez released the follow-up album Navigator with APRA Silver Scroll Award winning single Misty Frequencies.
2006 had a release of ‘HI Score – The Best Of Che-Fu’ featured singles from Che’s three solo albums and four new tracks.
Che-Fu & The Kratez performed in London at HRH The Queen Of England’s Golden Jubilee.
Che dined and performed for The Prince of Wales, Prince William and in the 2009 Honours List Che was presented “The NZ Order Of Merit” for his contribution to music.