East Coast Vibes has three easy ticket prices and a limited number of VIP upgrades.
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Tickets can be purchased from these outlets in your town or city
General Admission tickets will go on sale once the early birds have sold out, and finish on Friday 8th Feb, midnight before the festival.
Limited gate sales will be available if the event hasn’t sold out. These will be $85 and available at the gate.
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Wanna roll VIP style? With our VIP upgrade you’ll be treated like a star from the moment you arrive. Only 200 are available and these are only available from Kingpin on Gladstone Rd - Gisborne, or by emailing email@example.com
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We’re offering a return bus service along the East Coast, Hawkes Bay, and around Gisborne to get you to and from the festival safely.
Check out our Facebook page for full info and pickup points. Tickets must be purchased before hand and will be very limited. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
Ardijah are arguably one of New Zealand's top musical acts with a career spanning more than two decades! Over the years they've amassed a number of albums and singles, and written many iconic NZ tunes that have lasted the test of time. Thru the years the band have created their own sound, a fusion of funk & R&B, with Polynesian rhythms. What developed from their blend of Polynesian roots and funky foundations is a style they call ‘Poly Fonk’, see all their hits at East Coast Vibes
Wellington is home to NZ’s fresh new reggae talent who is ‘Tomorrow People’. A band consisting of ‘people’ from different ethnicities and backgrounds have found common ground in their love for reggae. The bands first album 'One' was released earlier this year and was an instant success, shooting straight to #1. If thats not enough, these guys have recently won the several awards and are nominees at the 2012 NZ Music Awards! Catch their 'sunshine reggae' at East Coast Vibes and see what all the fuss is about!
Maisey Rika has one of Aotearoa's most impressive lead vocal style, fused with her honest and thought invoking messages. Maisey and guitarist J.J, have worked to create an original melodic experience backed with strong eclectic messages. A mix of folk, acoustic, soul and easy listening, their musical palette is vibrant with elements of roots and deep culture. Maisey's latest album Whitiora is gaining rave reviews, and we can't wait too see her perform
Katchafire is New Zealand’s premier reggae band, and ‘world famous in New Zealand’. Since 2002 they have released four full length albums, a dub remix album, a Live CD and feature on several compilations. With years of touring under their belt, the band is constantly in huge demand in New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia and around the world. The Katchafire boys bring a huge stage presence, high energy and sweet rhythms to their live shows, and are a crowd favourite amongst the summer music festival scene.
This is heart-warming music, with passion and depth contemporary-styled roots, blended with different textures and colours that make them so unique. The Raglan-based band got together a decade ago after a jam session that melded the nucleus of the now much-loved group. Albums quickly followed and gained plenty of acclaim from reviewers and the public alike. They've produced three albums and two EPs to date, with always another on the horizon. Their music plays in Australia, Japan, Brazil, extensively in Europe and the United States, as well as their home country. They've supported many a heavyweight reggae act including Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Sly and Robbie, along with Michael Rose, Jimmy Cliff, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Mad Professor.
Sons Of Zion are a six-piece fusion band whose sound is combination of reggae, heavy rock, dub and funk. Their live stage presence has captivated audiences around New Zealand and Australia, and their infectious sound is a mixture of reggae groove with melodic vocals, phat dubby base lines and metal inspired guitar rifts.
There is no doubt that Pieter T is carving a path to the top. With his debut album thoroughly thrashed and his loyal fan-base expanding, Pieter T aims his sights on his 2nd album, which fuses reggae, soul, dance and hip-hop and parallels his work with youth at risk as an ambassador for Youthline NZ. Pieter T’s hit, ‘My Baby’ has gone viral with over 1million Youtube hits!
Ria Hall is an exciting new voice in New Zealand’s music scene. Since launching her solo career Ria Hall has enjoyed success with her self titled EP and several high profile performances, including the opening ceremony at RWC11. Ria Hall’s music in both Te Reo and English will be a perfect fit for East Coast Vibes.
This Brisbane-based, mainly ex-kiwi outfit formed in 2008 with humble beginnings. Four years later they have created something a little like hysteria on the Australasian roots reggae scene. They’ve rocked sets at every major Australian reggae festival and shared the stage with the crème de la crème of the world’s reggae scene. This will be Darky Roots first time performing on the East Coast, so show them some love!
Chad Chambers and his signature white gumboots is a reggae star world famous in New Zealand from Tokomaru Bay. And since winning Homai Te Pakipaki he's been working his way into the hearts of Coasties everywhere!
Wellington based band Vintage is committed to producing their own unique brand of Reggae music that combines elements of RnB, Soul, & Funk. This will mark their first time performing on the East Coast and are keen to share their sweet sweet music and positive vibes.
Bella Kalolo is of Ngati Porou, Samoan and Tongan decent, and her velvety voice explores a soulful, passionate vocal spectacle that will leave you longing for more. In 2012 Bella secured Best Female Artist and the Pacific Music Awards and released her debut album 'Without the Paper' in France. She is one of New Zealand’s most exciting artists and has worked extensively with Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, Hollie Smith, Fat Freddys Drop, Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke, Susan Lynch, the NZSO, Carl Doy and Nathan Haines to name a few.
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For all festival info on the day, our Info Tent is located near the entrace. Check in here for lost property, check site maps and set times, and buy hats, sunnies, merchandise, glowsticks, etc.
The festival is located on Centennial Marine Drive, Midway Beach, Gisborne.
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Here’s some commonly asked questions when it comes to music festivals...
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Yes, but only If they have a ticket. No ticket no entry
Q: Can I bring my gang patch?
A: Hell no. East Coast Vibes is a peaceful festival, leave all gang regallia at home.
Q: Can I bring my own booze?
A: No. We’re a fully licensed festival, absolutely no smugggling in booze.
Q: Can I leave and come back once I’m at the festival?
A: No. Sorry no passouts.
Q: How do I get there?
A: See the map above, or click here
Q: Can I bring non-alcoholic drinks?
A: Yes. Sealed water bottles only, no plastic or cans allowed.
Q: Can I bring a chilly bin with food?
A: Only small chilly bins allowed, and these WILL be searched for banned items.
Q: Can I bring a tent or big sun umbrella?
A: No. We don’t have the space for these.
Q: So what else can’t I bring?
A: Anything illegal under NZ law, weapons and a bad attitude!
Gisborne is the eastern most city in NZ, so if you’re travelling from outside the region why not make the most of your trip east! Here’s a travel guide with the times it takes to drive here from the main centres
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Gisborne has a number of campsites, backpackers, hotel and motel accommodation on offer, with many an easy beachfront stroll to East Coast Vibes. Check out some options here:
There’s heaps to do in Gizzy and along the East Coast. There’s a strong cultural influence through Kapahaka and Maori visual arts, with works commissioned by the council and dotted around the city. Our white sandy beaches, prestine waters and surf breaks are world famous. The East Coast is home to a thriving wine and cider industry, so having fun is important to the locals! Here’s a few activities...
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