11:30am - 12:30pm
Award-winning musician King Kapisi will be bringing his style of reggae, Hip-Hop, funk and drum’n’bass to this year’s Beers in the Park Festival. Get ready to be thoroughly entertained, getting your steps in with his live MC skills ready to keep the party moving.
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lost Tribe Aotearoa is a Raglan based group of talented musos, hailing from all over the Pacific. Formed in late 2017, LTA have an underlying genre of roots reggae which morphs into blues, rock, ska and hip-hop. LTA pride themselves on their high-energy live set, and are sure to have the crowd singing every song.
With most of the members being of Tūwharetoa descent, one American and one from Aitutaki, their ancestral vibes shoot clearly through their music. LTA are fresh on the Aotearoa music scene with their lush reggae skanks, catchy choruses and phat dub basslines. This is a type of reggae that you will rarely find both locally or internationally.
In 2019 LTA were nominated for best roots artist next to Troy Kingi and LAB. In May 2020, mid lockdown for Covid, they released their debut self-titled album which received rave reviews.
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Noughties chart toppers Goodshirt carved a path of their own back in the day when they launched onto the scene with their self produced DIY alt-pop sound.
With a string of singles that are now considered classic Kiwi hits; songs like ‘Sophie’, ‘Fiji Baby’, ‘Blowing Dirt’, ‘Buck It Up’, ‘Place 2 Be’ and more, they also became well known for their dynamic one-shot videos. (Everyone remembers the car video getting put back together in reverse right? And of course the iconic ‘Sophie’ video where the lead character gets robbed whilst immersed in the song).
Goodshirts high energy live performances saw sell out tours across New Zealand and Australia as well as multiple Big Day Outs.
Venturing overseas also saw the band play at South By South West festival in Texas, leading to the band touring to Japan – where unsurprisingly the bands intriguing music videos were lapped up by MTV Japan.
After a very extended break with only the odd appearances in recent years the band are for the first time all living in the same country and ready to take to the stage again.
2021 marks 20 years since the release of the debut record ‘good’ that spawned hits like ‘Green’ (Got a Goodshirt) Place To Be, Blowing Dirt, and of course ‘Sophie’ that reached number 1 on the charts.
The band are excited to be heading out and playing shows this Summer and celebrate being able to experience live music again after lockdown.
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hedlok consists of 2 of South Pacifics most Versatile Hiphop/Reggae/Dancehall/R&B/Rock Vocalists in the World,Che-fu & King Kapisi.
On stage Wellington-born Samoan King Kapisi, aka Bill Urale, is a Kiwi hip-hop legend.
He’s performed at nearly every major New Zealand music event and alongside The Black Eyed Peas,Janet Jackson and the Beastie Boys, to name just a few.
Che, a founding member of Supergroove, responsible for a new sound, the album Traction released in 1995 produced hits that have become classic kiwi anthems.
Che’s debut’ solo album as ‘Che-Fu’ ‘2b S.Pacific’ released in 1997.
Late 2001, Che-Fu & The Kratez released the follow-up album Navigator with APRA Silver Scroll Award winning single Misty Frequencies.
2006 had a release of ‘HI Score – The Best Of Che-Fu’ featured singles from Che’s three solo albums and four new tracks.
Che-Fu & The Kratez performed in London at HRH The Queen Of England’s Golden Jubilee.
Che dined and performed for The Prince of Wales, Prince William and in the 2009 Honours List Che was presented “The NZ Order Of Merit” for his contribution to music.