Coast­ella fes­ti­val acts re­vealed

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The per­form­ing acts for the third Coast­ella Mu­sic Fes­ti­val at South­ward’s Am­phithe­atre in Para­pa­raumu on Fe­bru­ary 17 have just been an­nounced.

The 2018 line-up show­cases a va­ri­ety of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional acts from en­er­getic folk and in­die rock to Ja­panese banjo mu­sic, and from brass to Balkan mu­sic.

New Zealand band The Black Seeds bring their con­tem­po­rary groove reg­gae rhythms. Singer­song­writer Na­dia Reid, nom­i­nated for an Apra Sil­ver Scrolls Award for her song Richard ear­lier this year, per­forms fol­low­ing her UK/Euro­pean tour, and the Hot Potato Band use world mu­sic in­flu­ences with an Aus­tralian edge to cre­ate a sound of brass and drums.

Other in­ter­na­tional of­fer­ings in­clude Ge­orge and Noriko, with a unique sound of Aus­tralian and Ja­panese banjo blues.

My Baby from Am­s­ter­dam per­form their roots-driven dance mu­sic, and Ire­land’s The Young Folk bring a sound com­pared with Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Crosby Stills & Nash.

Aus­tralia’s Jordie Lane and the Sleep­ers play psy­che­delic rock rem­i­nis­cent of The Bea­tles’ Sgt Pep­per.

Other New Zealand acts in­clude Louis Baker and his new band play­ing some funky rhythms sec­tions.

The Mer­maid­ens take a mes- meris­ing dip into the realms of post-punk and psych, and cur­rent ra­dio favourites Glass Vaults blend sub­tle elec­tron­ics and pul­sat­ing per­cus­sion. The Frank Burkitt Band draw on in­flu­ences from folk, jazz, blues, swing, soul and all things Amer­i­can roots, and Neko Ne Zna bring an en­er­getic Balkan Gypsy brass ex­trava-

‘‘New Zealand band The Black Seeds bring their con­tem­po­rary groove reg­gae rhythms.’’

ganza. Also, Ka¯piti band Jeep Road will play a mix of con­tem­po­rary blues and soul.

The Af­ter Party fea­tures Rhom­bus in Dub, as well as Olmecha Supreme fea­tur­ing King Home Boy and Cap­tain Imon Starr.

Coast­ella in­cludes a main stage set in a nat­u­ral grassy am­phi- the­atre, as well as a lake stage. The event also sees the re­turn of Tiny Town, a 10-foot ship­ping container con­verted into an in­ti­mate mu­si­cal venue, of­fer­ing a chance to get up close with some of the bands.

The Coast­ella 2018 line-up:

The Black Seeds, Hot Potato Band, Na­dia Reid, Louis Baker, My Baby, Ge­orge and Noriko, Mer­maid­ens, Glass Vaults, Jordie Lane, The Young Folk, The Frank Burkitt Band, Niko Ne Zna, Jeep Road, Rhom­bus In Dub, Olmecha Supreme.

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The Coast­ella Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Para­pa­raumu. In­set, the Hot Potato Band.

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