Aotearoa electronica originators Shapeshifter are getting the gang back together with long-time tourmates The Upbeats & MC Tiki with Sunshine Sound System joined by Leisure and Mako Road capping off the holiday season at Matakana Country Park (an hour north of Auckland) on January 11th.
Known for their explosive fusion of dub, electronica, drum ‘n’ bass, soul and stadium rock, Shapeshifter have spent most of 2019 deep in studio-mode, working on a new album for 2020. Fans can expect a taste of this fresh material this season!
The Upbeats have been pioneering drum ‘n’ bass since the early 2000s, earning their place in the upper-echelons of dance music with high-profile collabs and major festival appearances across the globe. With MC Tiki on the mic, an electric and unifying experience is a given.
Certified party starters Sunshine Sound System (AKA DJ Downtown Brown and MC KP) are famed masters of ceremonies, keeping the vibe alive with their ever-morphing sets of dancehall, reggae and hip hop.
Leisure came together as an unconstrained creative outlet for its members, bringing together five independently successful components of NZ’s music industry. With a melting pot of influences from 70s funk to 90s R&B and new-millennium dance music, their sound defies definition beyond the ethos of keeping is leisurely.
Formed at Otago University, Mako Road have been building a loyal fanbase since the 2018 release of their debut EP “The Green Superintendent”, racking up streams in excess of 10 million and touring across the country – including three recent sold out headliners in Auckland.
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MATAKANA COUNTRY PARK
Matakana Country Park is a large outdoor venue, located just over the hill from Matakana Village. Travel time from Auckland City to Matakana is generally a one hour 15 min drive. Due to the expected heavier traffic volumes over summer holiday’s travel times could be up to two and a half hours.
There is parking available on the event site.
CAMPING AT MATAKANA COUNTRY PARK
Tickets must be pre booked. Each person camping must have a ticket.
Camping is available the night of January 11th only.
As per the concert event- camping is strictly R18
Camping tickets for the event are $40pp
The entrance for camping is off Omaha Flats Road. Look for Gate 2. See Map Below.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
The site will be fully licensed, therefore is restricted to ages 18 and over. A valid photo ID will be required - any current passport, a current New Zealand driver's license, a HANZ 18+ card or Kiwi Access Card. These are the only forms of photo ID / verification of age that are acceptable as per the Liquor Licensing Law. If you do not have any form of ID listed you will be refused entry.
Under the liquor licensing laws it is an offence for the License Holder/Licensee to admit or have onsite persons they deem to be intoxicated.
Like any other licensed venue we cannot let you into the site or remain onsite if you are intoxicated, so we ask for your cooperation in regards to consumption of alcohol pre show and when on site. Attendees will be monitored to ensure appropriate consumption.
Free, clean drinking water is available throughout the venue. There will be a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a variety of food available, you cannot bring any fluid or food items onto the site.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
No dogs are allowed.
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