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Music News - Top Ranking Line-up for One Love in Wellington

28 December 2009 - 0 Comments

A stellar line-up is set to sizzle in the sun for the biggest party in Wellington for Waitangi Day, Radio Active 89FM's One Love 2010.

A crowd of 15,000 is expected to flock to Wellington's Hataitai Velodrome on February 6 2010 to celebrate unity and our unique Aotearoan identity in what has become one of an iconic event on the Wellington entertainment calendar.

The HUGE top-notch line-up has been announced today that Sola Rosa feat Spikey Tee, Don McGlashan, The Eastern, The Midnights, Mungo’s Hifi and Richard Nunns and the Etymologists will headline One Love 2010, one of the biggest annual outdoor concerts in New Zealand.

Added to the mix are the Roots and Culture DJs Topknot, Ras Twig, Misteek and Art Official from Radio Active 89FM. More announcements are expected in 2010.

One Love 2010 event director Hadden Morrison said the line-up spans the core values of why One Love was started 12 years ago: unity, reflection, identity and a big day of fun in the sun.

"This is an A-Class line-up that is one of the strongest we've ever had for the One Love festival," he said. "We really couldn't be happier that these bands, all first-choice, will be part of this unique celebration of New Zealand culture.

"Sola Rosa have been playing to sold out shows around the country this year and have Jamaican emcee Spikey Tee is flying over especially for One Love. Don McGlashan shouldn’t need any introduction as one of New Zealands most respected musicians with a career spanning 30 years and netting two Silver Scrolls.

“2009 was a special year for Richard Nunns– he awarded a Queens Service Medal for services to Taonga Puoru, was admitted to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and became an Artist Laureate of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, he epitomizes One Love's sense of positivity and togetherness.

"The Midnights are undoubtedly Aoteroa’s up ‘n coming Reggae band. The Eastern are New Zealand's roots and country kings and Mungo Hifi have worked with some of the best reggae deejay’s in the world including Ranking Joe and Top Cat".

One Love has averaged more than 15,000 people over the past few years, packing the picturesque Hataitai Velodrome on the south side of Mt Victoria, with commanding views towards Wellington’s south coast.

In addition, One Love features a bar, arts & crafts, fashion and food stalls, and amusements for the kids. Admission for this year's event is $10, representing one hell of a bang for your buck, and in keeping with previous policies aimed at providing a friendly and family atmosphere, there will be no patches, no dogs, and no BYO.

One Love 2009: Top Ranking
Waitangi Day, 2009 @ Hataitai Velodrome, Wellington
Entry $10 (under 15s free), with free Active Card included

Thanks to www.radioactive.co.nz for this story.

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