Mai FM and Pato entertainment bring you one of australasia biggest reggae music festivals
One Love Festival will return on Waitangi Weekend 2021 with a line-up featuring Aotearoa’s biggest reggae bands, including Fat Freddy’s Drop, L.A.B, Kora and Maisey Rika.
The two-day R18+ festival will be held on February 6 and February 7, 2021 at Tauranga Domain in the Bay of Plenty.
One Love has been providing a platform for New Zealand’s roots, rock and reggae scene for the past seven years, featuring a mix of emerging artists and bands sharing the same stage as some of the biggest names in the business - both local and international. And 2021 will be no exception with the first announcement including one of the festival’s most talent-packed line-ups ever, with household names such as L.A.B, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kora, Sean Kingston, Katchafire, Silva MC, House of Shem, FIJI, Stan Walker, Steel Pulse, Sons of Zion, Ardijah and Maisey Rika set to play across the two days. See below for the full list.
One Love has sold out for the past five years, with the 2020 festival selling out months in advance. Earlybird on sale has seen over 50% of tickets already sold for the 2021 festival, while the next general ticket on sale commences from 7.00pm Wednesday July 22 at www.onelovefestival.co.nz.
Fat Freddy’s Drop will make their One Love debut as headliners. The seven-headed soul monster is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draw cards and with countless critically acclaimed albums to their name, including their most recent SPECIAL EDITION PART 1, Fat Freddy’s is truly a act not to be missed.
Joining FFD is one of the biggest bands in New Zealand right now, L.A.B, who made history recently when they performed the first sold-out arena concert at Spark Arena in Auckland post COVID lockdown. The band has been riding a wave of popularity on the back of their chart-topping album L.A.B. III, which features their smash hit ‘In The Air’.
The festival also pays homage to the trailblazers with heritage acts such as Ardijah, FIJI, Steel Pulse and Kora also on the line-up. Other must-see acts include the award-winning Maisey Rika, with her unique mix of Māori, folk, acoustic, soul and easy listening, with elements of roots and deep culture.
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One Love 2021
Presented by Mai fm and Pato Entertainment
Saturday February 6, Sunday February 7, 2021
Fat Freddy’s Drop, L.A.B, Kora, Sean Kingston, Katchafire, House of Shem, FIJI, Kolohe Kai, Sammy J, Chaka Demus, Stan Walker, Steel Pulse, Sons of Zion, Ardijah, Tomorrow People, Maisey Rika, Three Houses Down + General Fiyah, Hamo Dell, Paua, Swiss, Silva MC, Lomez Brown, Cornerstone Roots, Tree
Spark Presale: 7pm Tuesday 21 July (24 Hours)
GP Onsale: 7pm Wednesday 22 July
Tickets from www.onelovefestival.co.nz.