Earlybird tickets: $49 plus booking fees, on sale 9am, Tuesday 29th October 2013 until they sell out.
GA tickets: $69 plus booking fees, on sale until midnight, Sunday 2nd February 2014
GA final allocation tickets: $79 plus booking fees, on sale Monday 3rd February until 12pm, Saturday 8th February 2014
Gate sales: $85 and available at the festival. Subject to availability.
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The Green formed on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, in 2009. The group began with six members of Hawaii’s tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have a bit of fun along the way. Their self-titled debut album released in 2010, earned both critical and commercial acclaim, and was awarded iTunes Best Reggae Album of the Year. From their humble beginnings The Green has gone from strength to strength, and are currently one of Hawaii’s top reggae bands.
The Green have released three albums since their debut, and latest release titled Hawai’i 13 focused on identity to their culture and land – which of course resonates within the hearts of our people in Aotearoa. See The Green live as they headline East Coast Vibes.
Northland based 1814 is New Zealand’s premier reggae band bringing the party with their sun-drenched blend of sweet vocals, upbeat grooves and strong messages of peace, love and harmony. The family band was founded by father and sons Patu, Shaun and Jimmy Colbert, and since forming have become a favourite around NZ and especially here on the coast.
Their debut album Jah Rydem was released in 2008 and went #1 along with three top 10 singles. Since then they’ve release another two albums and regularly tour NZ and Australia.
Che Fu is one of New Zealand's most successful male vocalists who began his music career with the legendary band Supergroove in 2005. 18 years later Che has released 4 solo albums and appeared with many of NZs best artists including, David Dallas, Nesian Mystic, Aaradhna, Boh Runga to name a few. Che is an icon for many Maori and Polynesian artists and is one of Aotearoa’s top musicians.
King Kapisi was the first Polynesian hip-hop artist to receive the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award for Songwriter of the Year for his song Reverse Resistance in 1999. King Kapisi’s thought provoking lyrics and subject matter have earned him respect as Aotearoa’s pioneering conscious MC.
Che and Kapisi join forces to form the group Hedlok, and will be performing all their classics at East Coast Vibes.
We’re stoked to welcome back Sons of Zion for 2014 after an awesome performance at Vibes in Feb 2013. The Sons have had an breakthrough year in 2013, having released a tring of hit singles, the Aotearoa Reggae All-stars project, as well as their highly anticipated album Universal Love release in October.
Six years ago childhood friends Rio Panapa ,Joel Latimer, and Samuel Eriwata teamed up with Marika Hodgson, Dylan Stewart and Tawhiri Littlejohn to form Sons of Zion. Hailing from Rotorua, Whangarei and Auckland, they were unified as a band by their work ethic, open eared approach to music, and a strong collective focus on regional identity, family and community. The Sons have a unique sound blending rock/ R&B/ soul and reggae with smooth vocals and melodies.
Paint Fade marked quite a return for Smashproof after 4 years without a release together. That song reached #6 on the NZ Top 40 singles chart, and further cemented their status as one of New Zealand's greatest urban music groups. Sid Diamond, Deach and Tyree have each has huge success as solo artists, and Smashproof are NZs biggest selling urban music group with the song Brother featuring Gin Wigmore, which went double platinum and stayed in the charts for 29 weeks.
We’re excited to welcome back to Vibes 14, crowd favourites Tomorrow People. The band consists of ‘people’ from different ethnicities and backgrounds have found common ground in their love for reggae. The bands first album 'One' was released in 2012 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, are constantly touring NZ, Australia and the pacific islands, and are about to release an EP before summer. Catch their 'sunshine reggae' at East Coast Vibes and see what all the fuss is about!
Brisbane based reggae band Paua, infuse sweet harmonies, melody and deep grooves to create a unique soulful RnB/Rootz Reggae sound. They have proven on stage and in the studio their ability to produce an undeniable presence and chemistry that crosses over and reaches any audience.
This 7-piece collective is extending their message to the world, as Jay – Lead Vocals/Songwriter says “We’re out to create and share our music through a blend of spirit and drive that shines of uniqueness, quality professional musicianship and lyrics that have both meaning and inspiration”.
Annie Crummer is a NZ icon with a career spanning over two decades! Annie is well known as lead vocalist from 80’s pop group When the Cats Away and also collaborations with Herbs, Netherland Dancing Toys, Dave Dobbyn, Tim and Neil Finn and many more. ‘Language’ is to date Annie Crummer’s most successful album she has released and the numerous singles and EP’s. Annie brings a star studded band to East Coast Vibes and will be performing all her classic tunes.
Wellington's very own 9 piece island reggae band Brownhill is looking to establish themselves as one of NZ's premier reggae bands, aim to become internationally recognized.
Their sound is an intoxicating mix of smooth reggae tunes with a distinctive pacific vibe, the nine-piece act describe their debut album ‘Pretty Lady’ as a culmination of their own individual experiences and lessons around one central theme – love.
There hasn’t been much time for reflection by Whenua Patuwai since taking the runner-up title on X Factor. Whenua has released a single that went to No 3 in the charts then hit the road as support to Stan Walker on a massive 25-date nationwide tour. With Whenua’s family ties to the East Coast, he’s sure to be at favourite amongst locals at Vibes 14.
Troy Kingi is 28 year old musician hailing from Te Arawa, Nga Puhi and Te Whanau-a-Apanui descent. Raised in Rotorua, Te Kaha and Kerikeri, Troy took to music at a very young age. Having starred alongside Stan Walker in Mt Zion and accompanied him on his nationwide tour alongside Whenua Patuwai – Troy is fast becoming a ‘must have’ and that’s accredited to his rugged good looks and smooth velvety tones that are pleasing on the ear. Troy has just release a self titled EP, an like Whenua has family connections to the coast!
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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: No, and ALL drinks will be removed so do not bring anything. You can bring an empty water bottle and refill at the festival, and there will be non-alcoholic drinks available to purchase.
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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