Raglan’s summer extravaganza Soundsplash is set to celebrate 20th anniversary in style.


22, 23, 24 January – Wainui Reserve, Raglan


Headliners include heavyweights Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, Macky Gee, Mako Road and Montell2099

Raglan’s renowned Soundsplash Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday in style in January 2021, when it returns with a legendary line-up.

The all-ages eco-focused extravaganza will be held at Wainui Reserve in Raglan on January 22, 23, and 24, 2021.

In keeping with Soundsplash’s ongoing commitment to supporting and showcasing rising New Zealand talent, there is also an exciting array of up-and-coming acts, such as Dolphin Friendly, Fairbrother, Flowidus, Heavy Chest, Jinja Cat & King, Macka, Masaya, Paige, PollyHill, Poris, RIIKI, Rubi DU, Sin, Soaked Oats, Villette and Zeisha Fremaux. They will share stages alongside well-known Kiwi acts including Che Fu, Concord Dawn, Cornerstone Roots, Deadbeat, Home Brew, Katchafire, K Motionz, Lee Mvtthews, Mt Eden and Troy Kingi.

More acts will be announced in the coming months.

Due to circumstances around COVID in 2020, it is yet to be confirmed if the festival will return to Timaru for 2021.

The team behind Soundsplash is excited to celebrate two decades of Aotearoa’s much-loced festival, which strives to create a unique environment bringing together live music, art and culture. The aim of the zero-waste event is to embrace, inspire and influence people of all ages, backgrounds and genders and alongside the talent-packed line-up, will be performance art, workshop and speakers.

“We are looking forward to celebrating 20 years since the first Soundsplash. We enjoy delivering and event that represents live music, arts and culture, whilst creating awareness and appreciation of socially, conscious sustainable ideas and practices,” says the festival’s director, Naomi Tuao.

With its picturesque location, just 500 metres from the beach and a short drive from the Raglan township and some of the world’s most famous surfing spots, Soundsplash is without question one of New Zealand’s most popular summer festivals.

Half across three days, and just as many stages, the community-minded festival will also continue its commitment to its Zero Waste policy. There will also be lots of healthy food options and camping with hot showers.

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