|Roy Ayers. Photo: KMUW|
Soul legend Mister Roy Ayers makes his second visit to our shores, playing at Splore, next year... his last visit was October 2008, playing Auckland.
From Splore Festival: "Splore’s already impressive music line-up gets a further boost with a few more acts including the legendary godfather of neo-soul, Roy Ayers.
His classic hits “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Searchin” and “Running Away” are some of the most sampled tracks by DJs. Ayers exclusive show at Splore will be his first in New Zealand for many years.
Also announced is a solo DJ set from Canadian turntablist Kid Koala. The Ninja Tune artist is also a musician and graphic novelist and has collaborated with the likes of Gorillaz, Amon Tobin and The Slew (featuring former members of Wolfmother).
Seminal German EDM producers Acid Pauli and NU have also joined the Splore roster along with the UK’s Earl Gateshead and Brazil’s Alti Fidelidade.
Local acts added include Ahoribuzz, Antix, Rio Hunuki-Hemopo, The Nukes, Randomplay, Chica Lorica, Adam O, The Funk Ferret and the Fuzzbox."