Tauranga will enjoy an influx of people celebrating Auckland Anniversary Weekend, with music, dancing and good vibes on the cards this long weekend.
Three events, which are expected to bring in the crowds, will be the One Love Festival, a Nirvana, Pearl Jam and RHCP tribute show and a Fleetwood Mac Tribute.
One Love and Good Vibes Festival
One Love 2019 is shaping up to be the best yet, with some of the most well-known and exciting names in reggae, roots, soul and R&B added to the bill.
Chart-topping Hawaiian legends Rebel Souljahz are at the top of their game, having carved out a name for themselves around the globe with smash hits such as Nothing To Hide and The One.
Award-winning US reggae band Tribal Seeds also join them on the bill. Hailing from San Diego, Tribal Seeds are a must-see act, whose albums have continually topped the Reggae Billboard charts. Also joining the pack is New Zealand’s very own The Black Seeds and festival favourites Stan Walker and DJ Jayrasik.
Other artists include UB40 feat Ali, Astro and Mickey, Ky Mani Marley, Maxi Priest, Kolohe Kai, LaTasha Lee, Raging Fiyah, Katchafire, Fiji, L.A.B, Aaradhna, Tomorrow People, General Fiyah and Paua.
The One Love Festival is on January 26-27 at 91 Cameron Road, Tauranga. There will also be a Good Vibes Festival held at Sopher Reserve on Friday as a pre-show to the One Love Festival.
Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute show
This weekend, Totara Street will host a night of epic live tributes to three of the most iconic and influential bands of the 90s.
After sold out shows across New Zealand, Lounge Apes (Nirvana) and Funkadelic Monks (Red Hot Chili Peppers) return to the Mount with a third act – Nothingman, a tribute to Pearl Jam.
Tauranga fans will be treated to the high energy hits that shot Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam to global stardom.
The tribute show is on Saturday, January 26, from 8pm-12am at 11 Totara Street.
Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Enjoy an amazing collection of songs performed by a tribute band that honours the spirit of Fleetwood Mac.
Landslide is an Auckland-based, five-piece band who have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks all over the North Island for the past six years.
Covering classics from Fleetwood Mac and Stevie’s solo hits, including Dreams, Sara, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Seven Wonders, Don’t Stop, Edge of 17, Tusk, Gypsy, Black Magic Woman, Rooms on Fire, The Chain and Little Lies, it will be a great chance to sing the night away.
Landslide will play on Sunday, January 27, from 7-10pm at Papamoa Beach Tavern.