Reggae Rules ALTfest 2013

Reggae Rules ALTfest 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

This year Hawera’s ALTfest is moving to an ALTernative venue.  Waihi Beach will be the place to be when headline Act Soulovus perform at the Reserve on Saturday 21 December.

Situated at the end of Denby Road Hawera, the Reserve is a natural amphitheatre with ample grass area to sit and enjoy the music and atmosphere with the Tasman Sea as a backdrop.

Soulovusare a reggae band with a distinct kiwi flavour that fuses R&B and soul with an uplifting reggae beat. They will be supported by Knights of the Dub Table a band whose sonic frequencies will take the audience on a high energy, dynamic journey.

South Taranaki District Council’s community services group manager Fiona Greenhill expects there will be a strong demand for tickets from across the region and encourages those interested to mark when tickets go on sale - Friday 1 November - into their calendars now!

Ms Greenhill says ALTfest, like its name suggests, offers people an exciting, fun, alternative event in a safe and secure environment.

Reserve and Beach access will be closed to the public for the day. Limited parking will be available or catch a free shuttle ride from TSB Hub, Waihi Road carpark.

This event is R18and ID will be required. Please note that there is noBYO this year. Drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic and food will be available for purchase at the event.

Tickets are available from Thursday 1 November for $20.00 from TSB Hub, South Taranaki, New Plymouth and Stratford i-SITE Visitor Centres. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day for $25.00.

This event is brought to you by South Taranaki District Council and The Rock FM. Supported by TSB Community Trust.


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Band Bio


SOULOVUS is a unique band, who obtains a rich reggae soul-ful sound with 9 members on stage, this hard working band brings you a show that entertains and also works the crowd. They play from the heart each time and love the music they share with you. Soulovus released their debut single SKANKN on i-tunes Mid-September 2011 and their 2nd single, Love Foundation, released on December 1st 2011.

ATaranaki Reggae band, their rich harmony’s fused together with funk, R&B and soul gives this entertaining band a sound not to be missed.

Knights of the Dub Table

Formed in 2008 while studying a music degree at Wintec in Hamilton, electro dub group ‘Knights of the Dub Table’ dive into sonic frequencies taking audiences on high energy and dynamic live journeys. The band’s sound has evolved alongside the bands creative discoveries and musical passions over the years and has matured into the distinctive and dynamic sound that represents the Knights today. Deep heavy bass lines, 3 vocalists/mcs, punchy horn lines and high energy beats is what makes this bands live performance a truly dynamic and exciting experience. Tronic drums, along with dub effects and sonic sound triggers are what make up the ‘Dub Table’ element of the band, a core and integral part of the bands live performance.