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Coastella 2018

Coastella Music Festival will return to the Kāpiti Coast on 17th February 2018. This year’s Festival features a diverse range of local and international music from energetic folk and indie rock to Japanese banjo, brass and Balkan madness, promising festival-goers an unmissable day out. Check out the exciting line up below!!

17th February 2018: 1PM - 9PM

25+ Impressive Artists

Southwards Car Museum Grounds, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu

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15 incredible performances

The Lineup / Artists

Coastella Schedule
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The Black Seeds

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Hot Potato Band

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Nadia Reid

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Louis Baker

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My Baby

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George & Noriko

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Mermaidens

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Jordie Lane & The Sleepers

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Glass Vaults

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The Young Folk

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Frank Burkitt

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Niko Ne Zna

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Jeep Road

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Olmecha Supreme

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Anthonie Tonnon

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Rhombus in Dub

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Pecha Kucha

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Tiny Town

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The Black Seeds

Described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best live reggae acts on the planet," The Black Seeds legendary eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go, fueling multi-platinum sales and a growing worldwide following. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds live show delivers a soul party on time, every time. Check The Black Seeds out here.

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Hot Potato Band

This 11-piece brass band who have become one of the most celebrated street and stage performing bands in Australia are sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. One to be witnessed, they combine world influences such as ska, blues, funk, pop, reggae and folk into an Australian edged New Orleans inspired brass band. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance... literally! Check out the Hot Potato Band here.

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Nadia Reid

Through cavernous lows, blissful highs and globe-trotting adventures, music has been by enigmatic folk singer songwriter Nadia Reid’s side the entire way. "Her songs are either oblique, or tight, and parsimonious. It keeps you listening." says The Guardian. Nadia’s beautifully warm vocals coolly wrap around feelings of turbulence, and exude a gently improved confidence, making this national treasure one not to be missed. Check out Nadia here.

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Louis Baker

Independent soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Working with the bare essentials and crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India. Arie to the BBC’s 6 Music have shown love for what he is, and has become. Check Louis out here.

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My Baby

It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic, shamanic trio MY BABY’s swampy blues and funk-inflected sound to cast a formidable spell, taking the world by storm. Their music has been influenced by the power of spiritual music (gospel and voodoo spirituals) and the entrancing hypnotic quality found in music accompanying shamanic rituals. The roots of these phenomena can be traced back thousands of years, so can the music. Check out MY BABY here.

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George & Noriko

George and Noriko break all the rules, bringing something unique and something unexpected. They are known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy & The Tsugaru Shamisen Player. George’s lightning fast blues licks and growling harmonica enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds of the shamisen (Traditional Japanese banjo) has morphed into a kind of bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist. Check out George & Noriko here.

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Mermaidens

Wellington’s Mermaidens have become renowned for their intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw but increasingly refined studio production, and a hypnotic live synergy that leaves audiences enchanted. Mermaidens offer a mesmerizing dip into the realms of post-punk and psych, with the voices of Gussie Larkin and Lily West embracing warm harmonies and dreamy, hypnotic lyrics, entwined with dark and moody riff-based melodies. Check out Mermaidens here.

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Jordie Lane & The Sleepers

Suburban Storyteller and Folk-Rock Raconteur, Australia’s Jordie Lane returns to New Zealand for the first time in 3 years. From sold out tours with the likes of Billy Bragg & Old Crow Medicine Show, Lane has become one of Australia's most loved songwriters and live performers. He is joined by his all-star band for the first time in NZ, The Sleepers, making for guaranteed crowd pleaser. Check out Jordie here.

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Glass Vaults

Since their conception in 2010, merchants of bliss Glass Vaults have produced a stream of releases and transcendental live performances which have developed into a unique brand of psychedelic pop. Not to be missed, the Wellington formed act consisting of design graduates, Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce with producer Bevan Smith (Carpark Records) are fast becoming a force majeure of transcendental, psych-pop. Check out Glass Vaults here.

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The Young Folk

Hailing from Dublin, Irish indie folk-pop outfit, The Young Folk consists of a creative triangle with Anthony Furey (of the famous Furey family) at its apex joined by Paul Butler and Tony McLoughlin. The trio are joined by Kiwi Alex Borwick for their live shows enabling TYF to fully flex their musical muscle and show why they’re often considered fan festival favorites. They have a sound which has seen them compared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash. Check out The Young Folk here.

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Frank Burkitt

The Frank Burkitt Band play original music inspired by folk, jazz, blues, swing, soul and all things American Roots. A string band that have become popular throughout New Zealand thanks to their entertaining performances, strong musicianship and fantastic song-writing. They’ll make you dance, laugh, listen and even cry (in good way). Check out the Frank Burkitt Band here.

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Niko Ne Zna

Niko Ne Zna is a world class world music extravaganza and a staple of the New Zealand festival circuit, frequently selling out shows here and abroad. Playing captivating original music as well as classic songs from the gypsy-soaked Balkan States, Niko Ne Zna’s hypnotic melodies and wild infectious rhythms will set even the most rhythmically challenged moving and grooving! Check out Niko Ne Zna here.

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Jeep Road

Jeep Road plays a mix of contemporary covers and Clare’s originals. This very slick and professional band delivers an original sound with precision and passion. The groups five members have worked with the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, Little Bushman and Trinity Roots and are guaranteed to have you coming away smiling.

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Olmecha Supreme

Olmecha Supreme fuse elements of Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Roots, Electronica, Funk, Punk, Noise, Video Game music, and Martial Arts film sound tracks into something called "Afro Futuristic Roots Music". Featuring New Zealand’s champion Rap Boxer "King Home Boy" and Captain Imon Starr improvising around themes of love, war, revolution, comedy, and hope, they will transform even the shyest of people into dancing machines. Check out Olmecha Supreme here.

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Anthonie Tonnon

Anthonie Tonnon is a songwriter and performer originally from Dunedin. His most recent full length album, Successor earned him finalist nominations for the APRA Silver Scroll and The Taite Prize. Since then, he has toured an eccentric solo set widely - supporting Nadia Reid through Europe, opening for The Veils in North America and The Netherlands, and for The Chills on a far-reaching tour of New Zealand towns. Tonnon is currently touring a new EP and single called ‘Two Free Hands’ and will be appearing as part fo the Pechakucha programme at Coastella followed by a 30 min set.

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Rhombus in Dub

Rhombus are one of New Zealand's pioneering dub/dnb/roots outfits known for their big rolling sound and lively stage show. Their back catalogue is pretty dang impressive! The Rhombus in Dub production crew currently comprises Wellington's Dr. Thomas Voyce and Koa Williams, alongside featured long time member Lisa Tomlins on lead vocals (Lord Echo, Shapeshifter, Fat Freddys Drop). Special guest rapper appearing for Coastella 2018 is Christchurch’s Solomona Ifopo, aka MC Oblique.

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Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha Night (PKN) Wellington takes a summer trip up the Kāpiti Coast to proudly present PechaKucha@Coastella. Entry to the PechaKucha@Coastella session is free for all Coastella ticket holders and is on the festival site. No separate tickets will be sold for the PechaKucha session. The 7 presenters for this session are inspiring people from a diversity of backgrounds and sectors "up the Coast", Wellington, Japan and China: • Libby Hakaraia, Director, http://maorilandfilm.co.nz/ • Anthonie Tonnon, Musician, www.anthonietonnon.com • Brendon King, Virtual Reality specialist • Ryan Edwards, Singer songwriter +Whirlwind Charity, www.ryanedwardssongbook.com • Aiko Sato, Musician & Ace Trombonist • Deb Donnelly & Jui-Pin Chang, Artists (Kapiti - China) The PKN session will be followed by a fabulous 30 min set by Anthonie Tonnon. Come along and dip your toes in the wonderful Coastella waters and soak up the PechaKucha vibe with our wonderful presenters!

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Tiny Town

Tiny Town was designed and built by Coastella Music Festival directors Paul Brown & Gerry Paul to give festival goers the thrill and intimacy of their very own private show. It was converted from a ten foot shipping container into a mini theatre fully kitted with a stage, lights, red velvet curtains, a black and white checked floor and a sound system. It has the capacity to take around five audience members seated and up to three musicians, so line up and experience the wonderful songs of Bill Hickman, Rob Joass, Anxiety Club, Andy Kerr & Alan Norman, Stellarize, Roger Jay Johnson, Ryan Edwards and some surprise guests.

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