Tuborg Sounds On - The Oval
The festival features a sweltering lineup at a game-changing price:
The Black Seeds, Home Brew, Katchafire, David Dallas, TrinityRoots, AHoriBuzz, Tahuna Breaks, Tiki Taane (acoustic set), Dan Aux & Tali, DJ Sir-Vere ft. Che Fu, PNC & K One, Kong Fooey ft. Maitreya.
To reduce emissions, congestion and provide punters with a fuss-free, safe and affordable transport option, travel on special event buses and public trains within Auckland to the venue will be included in ticket prices, thanks to Auckland Transport.
In addition, Massey University has come to the party and will be offering a student special ticket price of $40 + booking fee. The student special is available only to Massey Uni students when purchased on the Albany campus with a student ID.
Carefully curated, the event brings together a raft of Aotearoa’s favourite acts – from the well established and respected, to the trailblazing and burgeoning.
Happening a mere 20 minutes North of Auckland City on the well-manicured grounds of The Oval, Tuborg Sounds On will bring together the best NZ live acts and sustainability to create the perfect close to the 2013 Kiwi summer.
Massey Uni Student special tickets on sale from Monday 26th November
Tickets from Massey Albany Student’s Association (Level 1, Student Central Building)
Student ID required. Subsidised tickets limited to 2 per ID.
General admission tickets on sale from Tuesday 4th December through Dash Tickets: http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/SoundsOn
About The Black Seeds: Wellington 7-piece formed in the late 90s. Led by Barnaby Weir (Flash Harry, Fly My Pretties), originally included Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords). Recently toured Australia and the EU.
About Homebrew: Home Brew are a smooth, refreshing ale that will make you feel golden and moist inside just like you did before big kids pants.
Home Brew is dishwasher safe and contains twice the amount of Vitamin C as oranges.
Last year they tickled the balls of the mainstream when they were nominated for the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards Critics Choice Prize.
About Katchafire: One of the hardest-working bands in New Zealand. A true reggae group that started in a garage and now tours the world.
About Trinity Roots: TrinityRoots comprised of three of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists – Warren Maxwell (lead vocals/guitars/keys), Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (bass/vocals) and Riki Gooch (drums/vocals)– who together embodied the New Zealand groove that was ground breaking in Aotearoa’s roots scene.
During their 7 years together, TrinityRoots created a large and loyal fan base through hypnotic live performances which included evocative rhythms and harmonies steeped in a lineage of soul, reggae and roots that transcend the boundaries defined by genre.
Indigenous, organic and utterly unique,
their music was captured on their self-titled EP (2000) and two albums - True (2002) and Home, Land and Sea (2004).
Auckland-based MC. Releases on Dirty Records, Dawn Raid. Played SXSW 2009 and 2010.
From Wikipedia: " David Dallas (credited as Con Psy) received the New Zealand Music Awards Songwriter of the Year award in 2004 for his contribution to Scribe’s Not Many: The Remix! alongside Scribe, P-Money, and Savage. David Dallas is one half of the New Zealand Hip Hop duo Frontline, recipients of the New Zealand Music Awards Best Hip Hop Album award in 2006 for the album Borrowed Time."
AHORIBUZZ have quickly become renowned for their captivating live performances, and after some groove ridden and crowd arousing sets at New Zealand’s finest summer festivals including Rhythm & Alps, Rippon, Splore, and Homegrown the band have created an immediate following.
AHoriBuzz is the brainchild of Aaron Tokona (also one half of Cairo Knife Fight) who steers the outfit on vocals, MPC and guitar.
A jam band with a revolving collective of talented guest musicians, you never quite know how things are going to roll when AHoriBuzz plays (the band swelled to a 12 piece at Rippon and a 14 piece at Homegrown).
The current core band includes Aaron Tokona, Riki Gooch (TrinityRoots / Eru Dangerspiel) on drums, soul sister LA Mitchell (Fly My Pretties, Sola Rosa) on vocals and keys and Aarons’ cousin Hori on bass.
Their first single Glitter In The Gutter was an underground favorite in 2011 across NZ’s alternative stations and the follow up single Turnaround is a bone shaking funk-fuelled tune, with an infectious hook the has gone viral on the internet and the video is enjoyed eight weeks on ‘A’ rotate on C4 Music TV.
About Tahuna Breaks: Auckland-based uplifting funk, rock, roots reggae eight-piece collaboration.
Since inception over 5 years ago, the band have gained momentum, focusing more and more on addictive rhythms that get audiences moving. They have an appetite for continuously progressing and pushing boundaries in their live performance, and audiences have already begun taking note of the band’s shift towards a sound that is bigger, darker and heavier.
Regulars at major events, the band have performed at The Big Day Out, Homegrown, Highlife NYE and many other major festivals across both New Zealand and Australia, along with countless tours and sold out performances.
About Tiki Taane: One of NZ's most acclaimed musicians and audio engineers. Has a raft of NZ Music Awards and bNET Awards. Ex-frontman for Salmonella Dub. Has worked with Shapeshifter, Concord Dawn, Antiform, Bulletproof. Originally from Christchurch.
From tikidub.com: "Tiki Taane (Ngati Maniapoto) has... boosted shows, musical works and recordings worldwide with his unique gift for taking music into an innovative new realm."
About Dan Aux: Auckland-based DJ, producer, originally from Australia. Playing out since the mid 90s. Hosted a long-running club night in Sydney that featured guest appearances by Freq Nasty, Plump DJs, Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors. One half of production duo Shopliftas (Vacation Records). Regular show host on George FM.
MC Tali is accredited with being the most successful female MC in Drum N Bass of all time. With three DnB Awards, a solo album, numerous singles and guest vocals under her belt, Tali has MCed all around the world with many of the scenes heavyweights. Known as 'The First Lady of Full Cycle', she wrote and recorded the first female MC album ever released in DnB - 'Lyric on My Lip' Full Cycle 2004 (and one of the first ever MC albums fullstop!) with production from Roni Size, Krust, Clipz, and DJ Die, with featured vocals from Dynamite MC.
About Sirvere: About DJ Sir-Vere: a hip hop pioneer, he has always been at the forefront of the movement, learning the secrets and tricks of people like Grandmaster Flash, Jam Master Jay and DJ Premier from their records, accumulating knowledge of what makes a good and popular sound. - from Profyle.com au
About Che Fu (from Wikipedia): "One of Ness's early hip-hop shows was billed as Che-Fu, a take on kung-fu. Although not originally intended as a new name to record under, it stuck. The hyphen seems to come and go - it is used on one of three album covers. Within weeks of leaving Supergroove, Che Fu was invited to record a single with DJ DLT. The result, Chains, focussed on French nuclear tests in the South Pacific, and was a New Zealand number 1.
From Wikipedia: " PNC is the stage name for popular New Zealand rapper Sam Hansen. PNC is an acronym for Palmerston North City, the place where he was born."
Has worked with Breakin' Wreckwordz, P-Money, David Dallas, Savage, Tyree, Chong Nee, Louie Knuxx, Tyna, Scribe, DJ Sirvere. Signed to Dirty Records. Debut album Rookie Card won best Urban/Hip Hop album, 2007 NZ Music Awards.