We Got Some Friends Coming To Play at the Summerfest on Beautiful Waiheke Island!
The 2019 Summerfest will be held in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Rangihoua Estate. The name Rangihoua means ‘The Day of Renewal’ and it’s the name of the land where the main Olive Grove of 1000 trees is situated. Rangihoua Estate is famous for producing award winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and it’s also where the fantastic Frantoio tasting room is situated (directions and map to Rangihoua are here).
The Summerfest runs from 4pm to 9pm (access from 2pm) with plenty of time to make the last ferries into town.
DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING DAY of music, food trucks, olive groves and the beautiful Waiheke Island.
When: Sat 26th Jan, 2019 (2:00pm)
Where: Rangihoua Estate, Waiheke Island
WAIHEKE LOCALS: $34
GENERAL ADMISSION: $45
Entry: R18, GA
THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA
They’ve just released drum’n’bass single ‘INLOVEWITHMYENEMY (see video) and previously they’ve released two singles OUTOFTIME (featuring Bianca Du Bont) & THETHRILL and completed two debut singles in 2017 by veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott and the band are based on Waiheke Island. INLOVEWITHMYENEMY is now available from iTunes, Spotify and all good digital providers.
This is music for an intergalactic future!
Respected around the world with an underground cult status, New Telepathics is about communication and pushing the boundaries.
Drawing from soul, afrobeat, punk, electronica, jazz, dub and the avant-garde, New Telepathics takes you through a journey to protest the suffering and to celebrate the joy.
A powerhouse of intense groove, New Telepathics’ 12 piece line up is fronted by Darryn Harkness (Aotearoa), Nuel Nonsu (Nigeria), Phodiso (Botswana) and Sandy Mill (Aotearoa). With the rhythm and horn section’s featuring some of New Zealand’s finest musicians.
THE SANDY MILL BAND
Sandy is well known for her generosity as a musician and her breadth of talent and accomplishments. She is as proficient performing sixties pop melodies and harmonies for New Zealand super-troupe, The Bellbirds (with Victoria Kelly, Don McGlashan, Sean Donnelly) as she is improvising, using her voice as an instrument to recreate Gregorian monk chants (with producer Flood reworking of Gary Numan’s Cars album), and across layered irregular time signatures in celebrated 90’s avant-garde, free jazz / dance quartet, Spacesuit.
As one of New Zealand’s most noted vocalists and percussionists, it surprises most to learn Sandy has not had formal training bar “a few singing lessons”. An Audio Engineering and Music Production course at Tai Poutini (now MAINZ) developed Sandy’s understanding of the recording process “and how all the gear works”. Now teaching herself guitar and using piano to compose, which Sandy confesses she cannot technically play, “but I can plinky plonk until I find the chords I’m after…”
DJ MARK SWANN
Waiheke local Mark has many tracks in his album of life. Mark stepped behind the decks in the early 2000’s, with a unique mixture of Dub, Kiwiana, house and (many) regular obscurities. Before semi-retiring to the island, Mark notched up an impressive repertoire; A resident of many (in)famous local events including Deep, Hard N Funky Festivals, Lazy Sundays, The Supper Club (RIP) and appearances ranging from the depths of Ink bar to the chilled out Sunday vibe of Sale St.
With regular airtime on GeorgeFM, Mark went on to co-host the mid-week “Big Big Wednesday” show at the heart of the community, on the well loved Radio Ponsonby.
Mark now being the un-processed organic type, he naturally mixes up a pleasurable blend of Funk, Soul, House, hip-hop and dub, covering everything from the surprise 30th to the art gallery launch, he is an understated favourite. Mark can flex his muscles to all genres with a smile and is happy to tailor a unique set to your needs
Auckland Boutique DJ MARK SWANN
DJ SEBASTIAN SELKAM
Hailing from Chile, vintage ’83, Selknam arrived on New Zealand’s shores over a decade ago.
Waiheke Island became his home away from home!
Playing an eclectic mix of Micro house, Minimal Deep Tech, Techno and Tribal, Selknam enjoys experimenting across electronic musics multiple sub genres, and creating a mystical minimal atmosphere of Minimal and deep tech sounds, influenced by DJs and producers from Eastern Europe and South America.
His on-going projects as a Co-Founder of Insomniak Records are, hosting his own Micro House and Minimal Deep Tech Event (Under Grooves), hosting a weekly live show at Waiheke Radio, recruiting new talent, and producing tracks soon to be released.
DJ SEBASTIAN SELKAM
Plus LEE CATLIN / NIKKI NGATAI
& more @ Summerfest
How to get to Rangihoua – see map and directions here