Soundsplash Releases First Lineup For 2018 Festival

Following last year’s sold out event, Soundsplash once again brings the heat, announcing an epic first lineup of international and local talent for the three-day January festival. 

Leading the charge are Shapeshifter, bringing their legendary party-rocking skills to headline the main stage. Joining them will be Perth duo Slumberjack, returning to New Zealand off the back of sold-out shows to deliver another dose of bass-heavy club anthems. Melbourne’s DUB FX will unleash his wicked one man sound system, while Katchafire bring the Aotearoa reggae niceness. Soundsplash favourites Ocean Alley also return to play their only all-ages show in the country this summer.

Fresh from shows across the UK , Europe and the US, Pierce Brothers are set to make their Soundsplash debut, as will Poland’s Dreadsquad, promising the best in riddim and bassline madness. Now based in Jamaica, Australia’s Nattali Rize makes a welcome return with new band in tow, and Raglan locals Cornerstone Roots will once again continue their fine tradition of blazing Soundsplash performances.

Melbourne’s Fortunes. will be dropping a hit of fresh R&B, while Bailey Wiley and TEEKS will serve up some of Aotearoa’s finest neo and old-school soul. Tunes Of I will be holding it down roots reggae style, and hip hop will be represented by Stoneyhunga’s finest, SWIDT, and rising queen JessB. Alien Weaponry are sure to get the mosh cranking with their unique brand of thrash metal, much of it delivered in Te Reo.

Guaranteed to keep you dancing are Aroha & Tali and Jamin-I, while Sunshine Sound System return for what will doubtless be another killer set.

Located at Raglan’s Wainui Reserve with stunning coastal views, on-site camping, beach access and a great all-ages environment, Soundsplash is the must-do summer festival of 2018.

With earlybird tickets already sold out, advance tickets are on sale from as well as Camping and Parking passes. 

Stay tuned for further line-up announcements, and head to to learn more.

Soundsplash Festival 
January 19, 20, 21
Wainui Reserve, Raglan
Tickets on sale now from

Soundsplash 2018 first line-up: 
Dub Fx
Ocean Alley
Nattali Rize   
Pierce Brothers
Cornerstone Roots
Alien Weaponry
Tunes Of I   
Bailey Wiley
Aroha & Tali
Sunshine Sound System

With more to be announced.

About Soundsplash – Soundsplash originally ran from 2001-2008 and was voted ‘Festival of Choice for 2005/06’ by Rip It Up Magazine. After a few silent years, Soundsplash has evolved into a multi-sub genre music festival. Soundsplash originally inspired a zero-waste movement at festivals throughout New Zealand. With its progressive environmental focus, Soundsplash supports off-the-grid and innovative new ideas, including organic architecture and hidden sustainable installations. Soundsplash is located 90 minutes from Auckland via State Highway 1 or 45 minutes from Hamilton via State Highway 23.

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