Northern Bass announces 18/19 first lineup

Thursday 2 August 2018

Northern Bass announces 18/19 first lineup

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here!

Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year's festival is starting to emerge. The much-awaited summer fest will feature a stellar lineup of headliners including NYC rapper chef and 'F*ck That's Delicious' star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC and 2018 'XXL Freshman' Stefflon Don, US live trap outfit Keys n Krates and returning Kiwi drum and bass superstars Shapeshifter.

Heading up the international D'n'B contingent are British DJ/producers, Hospital Record's London Elektricity, Danny Byrd and S.P.Y performing together for a Hospitality takeover hosted by the one and only Dynamite MC. Another treat for D'n'B fans will be seeing the first ever NZ performance of Hazard performing back to back with Hype.

Also joining the bill are the up and coming 'Grime' lords AJ Tracey and Ocean Wisdom, Jurassic 5 turntablist DJ Nu-Mark, 'Cut and Paste' king DJ Yoda, D'n'B stars Spectrasoul, dBridge, DJ Storm and LTJ Bukem, Butterz lynchpin Flava D, self-described "multi-genre artist unconcerned with Pigeon holing" Eva Lazarus and from across the Tasman, bass and trapper Godlands.

Rounding out the local contingent is Kiwi dubstep heroes Truth, high-flying trap star Montell 2099 and his 'Bassment' cohorts Katana, T1r and Nekolai, Red Bull Studios Alumni Melodownz and Villette, Auckland MC JessB, duo Aroha and Tali, N eo, George FM's Dan Aux and Christchurch hip-hop crew The Settlers.

"Our team is constantly striving to bring our fans the best New Year experience possible and this year, I feel that we will exceed expectations. We're really proud of the lineup we're bringing to Mangawhai this year." - Gareth Popham, Northern Bass Director

- Action Bronson
- Keys N Krates
- Shapeshifter
- Stefflon Don
- Hospitality feat. Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, S.P.Y.
- Dynamite MC
- AJ Tracey
- DBridge
- DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)
- DJ Storm
- DJ Yoda
- Eva Lazarus
- Flava D
- Godlands
- Hype B2B Hazard
- LTJ Bukem
- Montell2099
- Ocean Wisdom
- Spectrasoul
- Truth
- Aroha and Tali
- Dan Aux
- JessB
- Katana
- Melowdownz
- Nekolai
- N eo
- The Settlers
- T1R
- Villette

The extravagant feast is just around the corner and punters are all looking forward to attend this year's exciting event! To add up the hype, here's the second lineup of artists that'll join the bil this summer:

- Chase & Status + MC Rage
- Joey Bada$$
- Pendulum Live
- Calibre + DRS
- Ivy Lab
- Joe Kay
- Khiva
- OM Unit
- Sam Binga & Rider Shafique
- Serial Killaz
- State of Mind
- Bailey Wiley
- Chicorelli
- Dylan C
- Ill Baz
- Issa
- Katayanagi Twins
- Macca
- MC J Dubs
- Quizzer
- Reubix
- Zuke

Plus more to come...

Last year's event sold out and with half of the final lineup still to come, this year is well on track to do the same.