And the Theme for Splore is…

Written by on October 11, 2019


“And in that moment, I swear we were Infinite.”

Let us dream beyond Infinity. Explore the outermost reaches of your imagination, listen to your heart, see limitless potential, turn up full spectrum and unleash your creativity.
We don’t need to tell you what to wear to a dress up party – your imagination defies limits.

So, we raise the bar to Infinity and look forward to seeing your most fantastic selves, beachside at Tapapakanga Regional Park this summer.

Food Vendors & Market Stall Applications We are looking for premium vendors of local foods and ethical craft, market traders to join us this summer. Do you have the charm, creativity and goods to enhance Splore Festival’s marketplace? APPLY NOW HERE

Wendy’s Wellness Programme ApplicationsWe invite experienced practitioners to take part in the Splore Wellness programme. From traditional yogis and meditation masters to sound healers and all manner of mindfulness, massage, bodywork and healing gurus.  We welcome a wide variety of workshops, practices and modalities to apply to be part of Wendy’s Wellness.. APPLY NOW HERE

Arts and Creative Project Applications
We invite artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, mixed media and undefinable creatives to embrace the theme and bring your talents to bear on a project to present within Splore. Join the amazing pool of artists who have delivered an incredible collection of artworks. Raise the bar! APPLY NOW HERE

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Splore Festival will take the audience on a musical and performance journey that crosses genres and styles to announce another stellar line-up of entertainment. Splore will once again grace the shores of Auckland’s stunning Tapapakanga Regional Park on 21-23 February 2020 with the Splore theme being announced on 10 October.

General tickets are available now to purchase so get in quick before it sells out.

From NYC’s funkiest married couple and the city’s celebrated protest brass ensemble to Austria’s electro swing pioneers, London’s pre-eminent female poet/rapper to UK’s top contemporary circus artist. Splore will once again serve up its unique mix of mind opening entertainment to engage its discerning audience.

The Illustrious Blacks

The Illustrious Blacks, Brass Against, The Parov Stelar Band and Kate Tempest are a taster of Splore 2020’s diverse showcase of musicians, performers and dancers.

Festival director, John Minty, says it makes sense for Splore to evolve its increasingly eclectic direction when it comes to entertainment programming.

“We are lucky to have the creative license at Splore to book acts that are big on charisma or have a theatrical aspect to them. The festival is already 80% sold proving the audience trust Splore will produce a solid show of unique entertainment with plenty to choose from. Splore 2020 will deliver memorable entertainment, living up to what Splore has become known for.”

Other overseas artists confirmed are DJ Day (US), up and coming UK dancehall artist Big Zeeks, The Ragga Twins, Shortee Blitz, Australia’s Alice Ivy and Monarchy, Barry Ashworth, DJ Tahira (Brazil), India’s Maharaj Trio and Japan’s Hatenkohro.

DJ Day

New Zealand live acts confirmed include Troy Kingi, Pitch Black, Jess B, Tiki (Live) and Labretta Suede and the Motel 6.

Growing a fabulous, freaky and fun family of performers is how Emma Herbert Vickers, Splore Performance Programmer, sees the evolution of this area that has grown under her direction and culminates in an explosive cabaret show every Saturday night.

“I am delighted we now have a core of acts that love returning each year with ever-more extraordinary and daring performances. For Splore 2020, I have scoured the planet for an exciting and diverse range of fresh talent to come and play with us!”

Overseas artists include Australia’s boylesque hero Trigger Happy, self-proclaimed house music legend and DJ ‘Juan Vesuvius’, UK acrobat- Reuben van de Peer and UK aerial contortionist- Eloïse Currie.

Chiccoreli and Jay Double

NZ performers confirmed so far include international Kiwi boylesque superstar Chris Oh!, plus his dance troupe, Black Swan

Productions, Ray ‘the Free Hugs guy’, The Dust Palace with new production ‘Wonder Wombs’, Danny Lee Syme and Celina Nogueira with Two Titans and Only Bones and street acrobats Flow Academy of Movement. Our fabulous MC is comedian, actor and ‘Snapchat Dude’ Tom Sainsbury.

Rounding off this announcement is local music DJs Aroha + Tali, Dick Johnson, Eastern Bloc, K2K, Dylan C, Chiccoreli with Jay Double, Heylady, A LOW HUM (Live), Scarlett, Dubhead, The Dastardly Bounder, Forrest Bump, Mamadafunk, Bobby Brazuka, Uncle Barnie, Lucas Datt, ORIKoL and Janiac.

Minty says “The Splore 2020 audience are equally part of the Splore magic, they will leave feeling fabulous from that special feeling that being at Splore generates”.

Tickets to Splore 2020 are selling at a record pace, with close to 80% already sold! Looks like it will be another early sell out so make sure you’ve secured yours in time. You can lay by or buy them outright through iTiCKET.

Splore Express Bus

Don’t forget, you can catch the bus instead to Tāpapakanga. There are several busses leaving from and returning to central Auckland. By catching the bus you will minimise your greenhouse gas emissions and enjoy the benefits of not driving.  We think the bus is awesome and it’s a subsidised  cost to keep it nice and cheap. There is also an awesome prize package for some lucky bus ticket holders which Splore will announce soon. For more info head over to iTICKET.

Vendor, Visual Artist & Wellness Practitioner Applications

Applications for Vendors, Visual Artists and Wellness practiononers will be open in the next couple of weeks. Make sure you’ve subscribed to receive Splore newsletter updates so you can get the updates.


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