Colour, Art, Music & Performance In the Splore-City Lineup

Thursday 20 January 2011

Colour, Art, Music & Performance In the Splore-City Lineup

Splore-city’s music, performance and art party will be shaking up Auckland’s Big Little City on 11 & 12th February. Sweet soul sensation Mayer Hawthorne takes to the Splore-city stage with his band The County, on Saturday 12 February. Hawthorne is a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist and his smooth voice draws deeply from the works of legends like Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield and Stylistics Russell Thompkins Jnr. With driving backbeats, feel good horn and sax melodies, Mayer Hawthorne and The County will bring those soul filled sixties vibes back to life.

Joining the line up for Friday night is New Zealand’s Fly My Pretties – an all time Kiwi favourite, Fly My Pretties will be performing their only Auckland summer concert at Splore-city. Starring a selection of Aotearoa’s finest contemporary musicians, set to a stunning visual backdrop, Fly My Pretties will complement Splore-city’s visual extravaganza.

The audience can expect the party to be concentrated in the grassy area of Aotea Square. Festival Director Amanda Wright says “We’ve limited the tickets so we can maintain an intimate environment within the square to re-create the genuine Splore experience in the city."

Splore is renowned for its element of surprise that entertains the audience and Splore-city will be a reflection of all things synonymous with Splore says Wright. “We’ve got everything from international aerial artist Empress Stah defying gravity, to the visually stunning digital show by Dub Module which will bring the buildings surrounding us to life along with artists like international graffiti maestro Eric Orr. We’ve got loads of performance and art entertainment that will complement the music line up and be the perfect reason for Splorer’s new and old to join us for a magnificent outdoor party in the city.”
The audience will be encouraged to dress in a kaleidoscope of colour and pattern to light up the concrete jungle and add to the Splore-city wonderland.  It’s anticipated that Splorers will be responsible for “colouring  in the city” with their individual and collective antics.

Join Splore-city for the music and art explosion shaking up downtown Auckland. Get your shake on and join this summer’s ultimate outdoor city party.

With an eclectic music line-up, Splore-city showcases the following acts who will take to the stages on February 11 & 12th 2011:

Friday 3PM – 11PM
Kelis / USA
Fly My Pretties / NZ
Shortee Blitz / UK
J- Star / UK
Coast/ NZ

Saturday 3PM – 11PM
Caribou / Canada
Mayer Hawthorne & The County / USA
Four Tet / UK
Belleruche / UK
Cuban Brothers / UK

Performers and Artists include:
Empress Star / UK   - Trapeze Artist and Neo Burlisque performer
Eric Orr / USA - American Graffiti Artist
The Dub Module / NZ - Digital multi-media artists
Nicki Hastings-McFall / NZ- leading contemporary Pacific Island artist

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