The Kaikoura Roots Festival is back after a five year hiatus and has shifted to a brand new site - complete with beautiful panoramic views of the Kaikoura ranges and lush sprawling paddocks just a stone’s throw from the beach.
The Festival to be held on Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th January 2012 on Old beach Rd (4km North of the Kaikoura township) will feature performances from Salmonella Dub, Kora, Cornerstone Roots, Ahoribuzz, Soljah, Soulsystem, rock quest winners The Peasants, DJ Digital (UK), Australian acts Budspells, Ash Grunwald and Dub FX plus many more – line up details at www.kaikourarootsfestival.com.
Tickets to the event come in the form of The Kaikoura Roots Festival CD – a CD compilation exclusively produced for festival goers, featuring some of New Zealand’s finest roots, dub, reggae, dancehall, indie, blues, DnB, dubstep and dancehall. These limited edition CDs double as the festival programme and gate entry ticket (each track is coded with the playing time) and are available from www.kaikourarootsfestival.com, Everyman, Cosmic & the Kaikoura iSITE.
“Our Kaupapa is to produce an interactively creative environment for our artists and audience so, for this reason, capacity is restricted to a maximum of 2200 people on site” said festival co-promoter Andrew Penman. “The last festival in 2006 was like a good painting that we chose to hang on the wall. Now five years later, with the emergence of some exciting new artists, we are ready to paint another scene with a different palette of musicians and with a stunning new venue as the backdrop”.
Parking and camping are available on site (camp just a few hundred meters of the stage!) and scrumptious food and drink stalls will be serving a wide variety of food options including seafood, ethnic and vegetarian.
For more information see www.kaikourarootsfestival.com