1 Jun 2017

One Love festival features stellar lineup of local and international reggae legends

From RNZ Music, 10:37 am on 1 June 2017

The popular One Love festival is returning to Tauranga in January 2018 and organisers have just made the first lineup announcement.

One Love is a two-day festival held in the Tauranga Domain. It's sold out for the last two years running. There'll be another lineup announcement on August 1st.

Herbs

Herbs are a veteran NZ reggae band who formed in 1979 and have worked alongside the likes of UB40, Taj Mahal, Tina Turner, Neil Young, George Benson and Stevie Wonder. Their music is known for its strong political messages.

Herbs performing live in the Gold Coast in 2009.

Herbs performing live in the Gold Coast in 2009. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ardijah

Ardijah are a funk rock band from Auckland who formed in 1979. The band is credited with changing the climate of the New Zealand music industry as one of our first well-known R&B acts.

Ardijah in 2010

Ardijah in 2010 Photo: Ardijha.co.nz

Shaggy

Shaggy is a Grammy-winning Jamaican singer with hits including ‘Oh Carolina’, ‘Boombastic’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’ and ‘Strength of a Woman’.

Shaggy

Shaggy Photo: Screen capture

Marley NZ Allstars

Featuring a bunch of super-talented NZ musicians including Tiki Taane, Laughton and Fran Kora, Boh Runga, Logan Bell, Ria Hall and Annie Crummer.

Boh Runga, Ria Hall, Annie Crummer, Tiki Taane, Laughton Kora

Boh Runga, Ria Hall, Annie Crummer, Tiki Taane, Laughton Kora Photo: Supplied

MAGIC!

MAGIC!, is a Canadian reggae fusion band most well-known for their single "Rude", which held the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks.

Canadian reggae group MAGIC!

Canadian reggae group MAGIC! Photo: Supplied

J Boog

J Boog is an American R&B singer and rapper based in LA.

American R&B singer and rapper J Boog.

American R&B singer and rapper J Boog. Photo: Supplied

Common Kings

Common Kings are a pop/rock band with soul and reggae influences. The band's members are culturally diverse with roots in Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga. Common Kings are based in Costa Mesa, California.

Common Kings

Common Kings Photo: Supplied

Aswad

Aswad is a veteran British reggae group who've been performing since the mid-1970s.

Veteran British reggae group Aswad.

Veteran British reggae group Aswad. Photo: Redferns

Maoli

Maoli are a Hawaiian rock/reggae group.

Hawaiian reggae group Maoli

Hawaiian reggae group Maoli Photo: Supplied

Anuhea

Anuhea is a contemporary Hawaiian folk/rock singer.

Hawaiian folk rock singer Anuhea.

Hawaiian folk rock singer Anuhea. Photo: Screen capture

Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972. They had their biggest success in the 80s with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985.

Black Uhuru: Andrew Bees, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson and Elsa Green, at The Independent in San Francisco, September 2, 2016.

Black Uhuru: Andrew Bees, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson and Elsa Green, at The Independent in San Francisco, September 2, 2016. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

House of Shem

House of Shem is a local roots reggae band who reached number one in NZ in 2011 with their album  Island Vibration.

House of Shem

House of Shem Photo: Supplied

1814

1814 is a local reggae band formed in 2004.

Kiwi reggae band 1814 performing in Palmerston North.

Kiwi reggae band 1814 performing in Palmerston North. Photo: Alchetron free encylcopedia

Sons of Zion

Sons of Zion mix reggae, heavy rock, dub and funk. They're a six-piece based in Auckland, who's top-notch live performances have gained attention across the country since their debut in 2007.

Sons of Zion

Sons of Zion Photo: Steve Dykes

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