Red light restrictions: Splore cancels 2022 event

Written by on January 25, 2022

UPDATE: Due to NZ moving into the red setting which puts restrictions on the number of attendees at events, Splore 2022 cannot go ahead.

“From what we know about Omicron a postponement isn’t in the cards, and the best thing we can do is give everyone some certainty and focus our attention towards 2023.” – Splore.

All ticket holders will be contacted by iTICKET and given the option to claim a refund or to keep their ticket for next Splore — 24-26 February 2023.

Splore 2022 is set wakey wakey the senses and open your eyes to some of the best local talent and shinning international acts.

Headlining the bill is multiple ARIA Award winner, Genesis Owusu, who is set to make his New Zealand festival debut at Splore next February 25. The Ghanaian-Australian hip hop artist dominated last month’s awards in Australia, claiming Album Of The Year, Best Hip Hop Release and Best Independent Release for Smiling With No Teeth, an album that also claimed Best Cover Art. He also won big at the Triple J Awards, being picked as Artist of the Year.

Joining Genesis will be American singer, Amanda Palmer, one half of punk cabaret act, Dresden Dolls. Amanda made a brief cameo at Splore 2021 and will be doing a full set on Splore’s cabaret stage.

Splore’s main stage will host rising local hip hop artist Diggy Dupe and friends with a debut Polynesian Panther soundtrack showcase; and Antix will celebrate a 25th Anniversary set; Concord Dawn will lay down a huge drum and bass marker; and Theia will present a debut festival live set for her debut album.

Also added to the programme are Paddy Free and Moana Maniapoto’s TU project, Beacon Bloom, Chiccoreli + MC Tali, Lady Shaka, Dubhead, Benny Salvador, DylanBiscuit, King Kapisi, Jamie Newman, Janiac, Murry Sweetpants, Matt Rapid and Alleykat.

Wendy’s Wellness, now an integral part of the Splore Festival will offer a full weekend of wellness goodness. Splorers can up their skills in workshops that includes clay play to breathwork, acro yoga to laughter yoga, sensory bass to African dance, tips on how to F**k a goddess to the art of a good foot massage.

Wellness also includes smaller more intimate Tent talks covering a range of topics from self transformation to creating cannabinoid oils from maca. There’ll also be wellness activities at the lagoon with SUP and SUP yoga, beach yoga and for the first time the DJ stage will host an ecstatic dance on Saturday afternoon from midday, facilitated by Layla Gordine and DJ Blase. The wellness zone turns into Wendy’s Wellness After Dark, a dedicated chill out zone where you’ll find DJs, dance and live music. A full wellness programme will be announced in January.

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