WIN: 4 Artists You Need To See At Soundsplash 2018

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With Soundsplash just around the corner, I thought I would make a list of the women who you do not want to miss at the three-day festival. This is only a small chunk of well-crafted line up so be prepared for an action pack few days

Ladi 6

A well-known name to the music scene in New Zealand and a constant at summer festivals, I’ve been lucky enough to already catch her once this festival season at Northern Bass. I hadn’t even seen her before and my expectations were blown away by her performance. Mixing her old music and making it new and playing new music that made it seem like we already knew all the words, she is one not to miss. Expect good things at Soundsplash


A relatively new artist to come on to the mainstream New Zealand rap scene, Jess B raps like she is already a heavyweight and people are responding to her. How can you not with the force she raps with and her strong stage presence. I first heard Jess a couple of years ago when I stumbled across her version of Missy Elliott’s “Cop That Shit” where she says she’s going to bring the thunder and has so ever since. Jess is also the first ever female to participate in Redbull Studio’s 64 Bars, in one take.

Bailey Wiley

Bailey Wiley without a doubt has one of the best voices I have ever heard. One that makes you feel like you at some house party in the 90s in the best way possible. It’s not even so much that you listen to her it’s that you float with her on a whole other transcendent level. Just imagine yourself beachside at Raglan vibing to this:

Aroha & Tali

Considered as some of our biggest artists and making a huge impact on the New Zealand music scene as solo performers, the initially impromptu coupling is now regarded as one of our strongest electronic duos. With Aroha on the decks and Tali as an MC, attendees of the festival should be ready to throw down on the dance floor.

COMPETITION EXTENDED: nz girl has your chance to win, just comment below with who you would take to the festival and who you are most excited to see. Winner will be chosen Wednesday the 17th of January!


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Our resident vegan. Bridie loves all things plant-based, social issues and saving the world one plastic bag at a time. She is constantly adding to her diverse music collection and always looking for more. You’ll catch her at as many music shows that she can humanly attend. Connect with her at Bring coffee.