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Basement Jaxx and Lupe Fiasco to headline Splore 2010

30 November 2009 - 0 Comments

Splore is bringing you the party to be at this summer with Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Lupe Fiasco headlining the 2010 festival in February.

There’s no doubt that Basement Jaxx (Felix Burton and Simon Ratcliff) are one of the most seminal dance acts in the world, famed for their innovative funky dancefloor anthems, unconventional selection of MC’s and vocalists and their unmatched ability to get the crowd rocking. Not seen in New Zealand since their killer performance at Big Day Out in 2004, this is a one-off chance for enthusiasts to get their groove on with two of the most critically acclaimed producers on the beach at Splore. Riding on the back of their freshly released fifth album Scars, Basement Jaxx will be highlighting their new tunes, taking things right back to Rooty, and dishing out all the classics in between with a huge DJ set mixed by both Burton and Ratcliff. Thank your lucky stars and make sure your head’s at Splore festival in February to catch this exclusive act.

Lupe Fiasco has been going from strength to strength and is right up there with the likes of Nas as one of the best MC’s of the 21st century. Lupe Fiasco hit the scene as a vocal guest on Kanye West’s 2006 single ‘Touch The Sky’ and he’s been a prominent force since, releasing his debut album Food & Liquor with hit single ‘Kick, Push’ later that year. His live shows have been continually reviewed as among some of the best and most entertaining in the hip-hop world and he counts musical tycoon Jay-Z, who described Lupe Fiasco as a ”breath of fresh air”, among his dedicated fans.

Lupe Fiasco released his second album The Cool in 2007 featuring the huge single ‘Superstar’ which charted highly around the world and further established his reputation as an upcoming superstar himself. So far Lupe Fiasco has won one Grammy award and been nominated for seven others, with more likely to follow on the highly anticipated release of his third album Lasers coming soon. Delivering flawless flow and lyrical dexterity, Lupe Fiasco is a master of performance and will be riding epic orchestral strings, funk laced beats and straight up bottom heavy tunes at Splore 2010.

Also adding to the eclectic music lineup, Splore brings to the fore the following acts who will take to the stages at Splore 2010:

d Bridge & Instra:mental present Club Automatic (UK), Nickodemus (USA), Spektrum (UK), Dub FX (AUS), Tahuna Breaks, Zoh Zoh, Nick D, Philippa, Dubhead, Murray Cammick, Bobbito Brazuka and Jennifer Zea and Doc Westie.

This second announcement brings the current total music lineup to:

Lupe Fiasco (USA), Basement Jaxx - DJ Set (UK), Jamie Lidell (UK), Nickodemus (USA), Mystro (UK), d Bridge & Instra:mental present Club Automatic (UK), The Gaslamp Killer (USA), Spektrum (UK), Kid Carpet (UK), Daniel Haaksman (GER), 10 Sui (UK), Dub FX (AUS), Spikey Tee (UK/AUS), Mikki Dee (IRE), Sola Rosa, Tahuna Breaks, Minuit, Electric Wire Hustle, Pitch Black, King Kapisi, Nathan Haines, Clap Clap Riot, Zoh Zoh, Olmecha Supreme, Nick D, Philippa, Dubhead, Murray Cammick, Bobbito Brazuka and Jennifer Zea, Six 60, Easy, The Nukes, Doc Westie, Kidz in Space and North Shore Pony Club. For full bio information on these music acts visit http://www.splore.net.

Exhibiting a true mix of styles and sounds across the stages, Splore festival is renowned for introducing new music and creating showcase opportunities for both international and local musicians. Music is just one part of the multifaceted Splore experience which combines live dramatic and cabaret performances in the Living Lounge, community interaction through workshops, a festive ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream 2050’ themed party and a visual arts exhibition within the Art Trail.

Don’t miss out on Splore 2010, a genuine bona fide three-day summer festival where people come together to celebrate in a sustainable environment, and experience a culmination of outstanding music and arts in one of the best festival sites in the world.

Tickets are only $185 for the full weekend and are available now from iTICKET (http://www.iticket.co.nz) with a full range of camping options available to suit all needs. A recession friendly lay-buy option for ticket purchases and youth rates are available for those accompanied by adults. Email tickets@splore.net for more details.

Thanks to www.splore.net for this story.

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