Splore 2020 rounds off its inspiring programme

Splore has rounded off its 2020 music programme with exclusive New Zealand sets from world- renowned UK garage DJ EZ plus LA’s Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One’s Tuxedo project.

DJ EZ is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest and technically gifted DJ’s with over two decades of smashing up clubs, leading festivals and iconic Boiler Room sessions. He’s performed sold out shows at the biggest festivals and headline tours around the world, from Glastonbury to Coachella.

And Tuxedo makes a welcome return to the shores of Aotearoa with their smooth soul and funk that inspired Snoop Dogg. Considering their individual successes (Mayer’s four solo albums, Jake’s production work for the likes of Drake, Future, The Weeknd and De La Soul) and eight GRAMMY nominations between the two of them, get ready for their powerful combination packaged perfectly for dancing at Splore Festival. (see below for full list of artists and performers)

John Minty, Splore Festival Director says “I travel the international festival circuit and often find smaller stages where I randomly come across interesting and charismatic acts. Splore has a certain freedom to be experimental so come with an open mind and be prepared to be taken on an interesting musical journey”.

New Splore encounters will be in Wendy’s Wellness, which will morph from a place to get an Indian head massage or yoga class during the day, into a late night chill zone designed to provide a well earned breather before bed.

The Saturday night cabaret is shaping up to be a theatrical whirlpool of talent. The Living Lounge heaves with the best costumes, the most laughs and outlandish performances befitting of a modern day cabaret.

Sustainability lies at the core of Splore Festival values. Festival Producer, Fred Kublilkowski says Splore’s sustainability initiatives are a pathway for positive change and better choices. “We hope that people take some of the practices they encounter at the festival back to their daily lives and embrace circular models of consumption”.

There is literally something for everyone at Splore with a programme of inspiring interactive art installations, surprise pop-up performances and progressive ideas being discussed in the Listening Lounge. Splore Festival is family friendly, kids rock it in their fully programmed zone called The Rumpus Room. Saturday night turns into New Zealand’s biggest dress-up party, with some of the audience arriving with multiple, hand-made costumes that they wear all weekend.

It’s a festival that offers a glimpse of utopia, where you can embrace your alter ego, be amongst happy people, swim at a beautiful beach and dance in the ocean while watching a live band on the main-stage. A day at Splore offers a stroll along the coast-line with primo views of the Coromandel, discovering the diverse entertainment on the way, eating nourishing and delicious food, chilling under a pohutukawa, hanging with your best buddies and making new friends. Splore inspires its audience to be their best selves.

Splore 2020 programme:

International Music
DJ Ez (UK)
The Parov Stelar Band (Austria)
Kate Tempest (UK)
Brass Against (USA)
Tuxedo (USA)
The Illustrious Blacks (USA)
DJ Day (USA),
Big Zeeks, (UK)
The Ragga Twins (UK)
Shortee Blitz (UK)
Alice Ivy and Monarchy (Australia)
Barry Ashworth UK
DJ Tahira (Brazil),
Maharaj Trio (India)
Hatenkohro (Japan)
Touching Bass (UK)
Andrew Thomson of Huntleys + Palmers (UK)
MadMotorMiguel (Germany)
Ester Silex (Germany)
New Zealand live acts:
Fly My Pretties
Troy Kingi
Pitch Black
Jess B
Tiki (Live)
Labretta Suede and the Motel 6
TU project
Mini Simmonds

Trigger Happy – Australia
Juan Vesuvius
Eloïse Currie ft. Reuben van de Peer   UK
Chris Oh! With Black Swan Productions
Dust Palace with Wonder Wombs and Wallace and Ned
Flip’N’Fly Circus
Fraser Hooper
Daredevil Chicken – USA
Cirko Kali
Flow Academy of Movement
A Fantastical Journey
Ray ‘Free Hugs’
Ashton Family Circus
Insecurity Guards
Tom Sainsbury

New Zealand DJs
DJs Aroha + Tali
Dick Johnson
Eastern Bloc
Dylan C
Jay Double
A LOW HUM (Live),
The Dastardly Bounder
Forrest Bump
Bobby Brazuka
Uncle Barnie
Lucas Datt
Frank Booker
Logg Cabin
121 Soundsystem
Peach Milk
Benny Salvador
Mr Big Stuff
Murry Sweetpants
Mac Mylo
Jamie Newman

Key Facts:
Splore 2020 – 21-23 February
Location: 70km SE of Auckland city at Tapapakanga Regional Park
Splore 2020 theme: Infinity
Family friendly festival
Accessibility information

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Splore has sold out but there are re-sales available via Tixel. Tixel is a safe and secure website for selling and purchasing tickets.

–           Glamping upgrades available to purchase
–           Express bus from downtown Auckland to Splore return $15 one way, $30 return
–           Splore encourages people to carpool via Splore’s carpool FB page
–           Parking pass $75 ($50 refund for people who carpool)