Splore Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Aotearoa’s longest-running music and arts festival, Splore, turns 25 next year. To celebrate Splore anniversary, the theme is “Feasty” in every sense.

Hip hop legends The Pharcyde are invited to play the celebration alongside South London’s tattooed neo-soul sensation Greentea Peng and American indie darlings Wednesday.

Other guests include Glastonbury favourites Mr Bruce and the Beatles Dub Club, while South London DJ and broadcaster Lil C brings the bashment. Sydney sax bombs, Party Dozen, bring the noise and India’s pre-eminent raga band, Maharaj Trio, returns to Splore.

Splore is also delighted to be presenting the iconic Strawpeople’s festival debut. Ngāti Whanaunga and Ngāti Pāoa iwi will open the festival with a powhiri that welcomes international artists to their ancestral home.

Wendy’s Wellness will bring the knowledge and invites Splorers to experience the healing power of massage and reiki, yoga sessions and a medicinal cannabis seminar.

Splore will be held at Auckland’s Tāpapakanga Regional Park in February 2024.