Top lineup at River Sounds

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The 2019 lineup for the River Sounds Fes­ti­val in Katikati fea­tures a di­verse ar­ray of acts, span­ning across a num­ber of gen­res in­clud­ing folk, soul, blues, rock and more.

Louis Baker will be bring­ing some soul with his cap­ti­vat­ing vo­cals and time­less melodies. Sure-to-be crowd favourites, Swamp Thing, will have ev­ery­one on their feet danc­ing through­out their en­er­getic blues set.

The Bay’s own Joseph & Ma­iaw­ill charm the crowd with their hon­est song­writ­ing and raw, emo­tional vo­cals.

Mak­ing their long-awaited de­but at the fes­ti­val is duo M*A*S*H pro­vid­ing a se­lec­tion of eclec­tic vinyl to keep your ears happy.

And Molly & The Chro­mat­ics have a sound that de­mands to be heard live, with a two-piece horns sec­tion, ex­pect a dy­namic, highly dance­able set. New­comer Solomon Crook, blends heart­ful song­writ­ing and soul­ful vo­cals to cre­ate a sound that is truly unique.

Auck­land based singer­song­writer Greta Bull weaves sto­ries for the au­di­ence through her pow­er­ful and emo­tive vo­cals. 90 days, a tal­ented group of sea­soned mu­si­cians, will be bring­ing some quin­tes­sen­tial, foot stomp­ing blues to the lineup.

Lo­cal band Raw Deal will no doubt have ev­ery­one singing along as they take on all the clas­sics from the 60s through to the 90s.

Fi­nally, Ru­bita are a straightup modern gem that like to be a lit­tle bit jazzy with their sound.

The not-for-profit fes­ti­val will of course be putting­men­tal health aware­ness front and cen­tre and cel­e­brat­ing the life of Ben Tem­per­ton, who took his own life af­ter a 10-year strug­gle with men­tal ill­ness.

The fes­ti­val is held on the Tem­per­ton’s Wood­land Road prop­erty.

Ac­tor and co­me­dian Cori Gon­za­lez-Macuer will be MC. He has been a reg­u­lar on Seven Days, ap­peared in cult hor­ror flick, What We Do In the Shad­ows, and bravely spoke out about los­ing his fa­ther to sui­cide.

SYD Work­shops will be host­ing the ‘shine bright’ tent, a place to get jazzed up for the fes­ti­val, whether it is face paint, glit­ter, or a fun cos­tume, it is all about look­ing and feel­ing good.

The fes­ti­val will also have a ded­i­cated safe space for con­ver­sa­tions about men­tal health or sim­ply get­ting to know new friends, known as the Yurt of Truth.

Fi­nally, there will be an area to get crafty and add to the Tree of Re­mem­brance, a place to hang amemo­rial for a lost loved one.

■ First re­lease tick­ets are $65 and are on sale now at www.ev­ery­one­­sounds-fes­ti­val

Swamp Thing.

Ex­pect some raw vo­cals from Bay duo Joseph & Maia.

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