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Titirangi Festival of Music line-up announced, with Sola Rosa joining Bic Runga and Cha Wa as headliners across three nights

Titirangi Festival of Music unveils another stunning line-up for its 2019 music programme, announced today.

Rudimental Reschedule February Tour Dates For May and June

Due to schedule conflicts, London’s drum and bass quartet Rudimental have moved their supposed February national tour to May and June this year. The ‘Toast To Our Differences‘ tour will kick off at Perth’s Metro City, then will head to Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Old Mount Gambier Goal. The Brisbane Riverstage, Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion and Darwin’s Mindil Beach Reserve will be the next stops before the final show at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena.

The Aussie leg is part of the the band’s world tour that celebrates the global release last 25 January of their latest album. Fans who have already purchased tickets are advised to keep them as these will still be valid for the rescheduled shows in the same city. For any ticket purchasers unable to attend on the rescheduled dates, a refund will be available from point of purchase.

With over 1.4 billion global streams, 20 million single sales, 40 platinum awards, 22 million monthly listeners on Spotify (ranked 55th artist in the world), 700 million YouTube views and a global audience of more than 1.5 million across socials, there is no doubt—Rudimental are conquering the world and loving every second of it! Their single ‘These Days’ featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen has jumped past 2.4 million sales mark worldwide and has just been certified triple platinum in Australia. The new single with Major Lazer, ‘Let Me Live’ featuring Anne-Marie and Mr. Eazi is quickly climbing the airplay charts on a similar trajectory to all the previous Rudimental singles.

Joining the band as the national support will be Sneaky Sound System. Sneaky Sound System have been household names in the country since the mid-2000s, with massive hits ‘UFO’, ‘Pictures and I Love It’ spearheading their 3x platinum self-titled album. Sneaky Sound System take listeners on a house music journey—from slow chugging burners to groove‐laden euphoria, amplified by Connie’s sublime vocals. It’s the sound of summer.

Grab your tickets and come together for Rudimental‘s ‘Toast To Our Differences’ tour this May through to June!

Broods lock in their New Zealand dates this March

Following their 2015 ‘Evergreen’ tour, LA-based indie-pop duo Broods are back to the NZ spotlight, bringing their latest ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster‘ tour to Christchurch Town Hall and Auckland Town Hall – Great Hall this March.

After years of navigating the pop landscape, Broods have recently returned to the fold with new music and a new focus. They wanted to get back to embracing their purest instincts and make songs that were true to them, without hiding behind any kind of facade.

“Instead of overthinking everything like, is that too weird? Or, does this make enough sense? We made a point of just completely trusting in ourselves and trusting in each other.” – Georgia Nott, Broods

On the new album ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’, Broods have reunited with their long-time producer Joel Little (Khalid, Lorde, Imagine Dragons) and have also enlisted award-winning producer Tommy English (BØRNS, K.Flay). At turns ethereal and frantic, moody and euphoric, the result is an album that’s elegantly sculpted yet defies all pop convention. The first two singles from the upcoming album ‘Peach’ and ‘Everything Goes (Wow)’ were met with critical acclaim (‘Peach’ gaining more than 15 million streams). The duo followed it up with their latest single ‘Hospitalized’—a bright and shimmering track about longing for a break from emotional accountability.

“…this album is by far their greatest achievement. It’s fun, bursting with life, sounds unlike anything else circling the highly saturated pop sphere right now…” – stuff.co.nz

Most recently, Taylor Swift personally invited Broods to join her ‘Reputation’ stadium tour across Australia & NZ. Apart from this, Broods have also supported Sam Smith on a sold-out US tour, have played leading festivals like ‘Coachella’, ‘Lollapalooza’ and ‘Outside Lands’ and have shared stages with artists like Ellie Goulding, Haim, and Chvrches.

Born into an exceptionally musical family, siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott had their breakthrough as Broods with the release of their 2014 single ‘Bridges’. The track appeared on their Joel Little-produced full-length debut ‘Evergreen’—an album that debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Albums Chart and #5 on the Australian Albums Chart.

With ‘Evergreen’ winning four prizes at the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (including Album of the Year), Broods released their sophomore album ‘Conscious’ in June 2016, and soon saw lead single ‘Free’ hit the top 10 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart. ‘Conscious’ went on to win five New Zealand Music Awards (including Album of the Year—back-to-back Album of the Year awards for Broods).

Don’t miss your chance to witness Broods playing songs off their new album, live this March!

Xavier Rudd NZ Tour announced

A New Zealand tour has been confirmed for Australian indie-folk musician, activist and indigenous rights champion, Xavier Rudd.

Local singer on the rise Paige announced as support for George Ezra’s sold out Spark Arena show

With his #1 hit ‘Shotgun’ well and truly one of the hits of the summer, there was no doubt that George Ezra’s first New Zealand headline show would be a sell out.

WOMAD New Zealand – the 2019 festival schedule is announced!

The full WOMAD stage schedule including Taste the World, Kidzone, Te Paepae workshops and the World of Words programme is now available.

Arctic Monkeys Release Additional General Admission Floor Tickets For New Zealand Show

British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys will touch down in New Zealand in early March and with demand for tickets so overwhelming, Frontier Touring has released additional general admission floor tickets to ensure fans don’t miss out.

Punk It Up IV – Saturday 25 May 2019 @ Zwines

Auckland’s semi-regular premier punk rock’n’roll event returns! As usual, featuring classic and current bands, a plethora of local DJ’s, merchandise and information booths, and an after party until bloody late.

CubaDupa 2019 announces street performers

CubaDupa’s street performers will animate the precinct

Dunedin’s Soaked Oats chosen for The Great Escape (UK), Corona Tour (NZ) and release new single and video today

After 24 months of touring and toiling, four piece kiwi band Soaked Oats release the first single ‘Shuggah Doom’ from their forthcoming EP!