2 Aug 2018

Shapeshifter, Action Bronson and JessB among acts on the Northern Bass 2019 lineup

From RNZ Music, 8:00 am on 2 August 2018

The first lineup announcement for Northern Bass 2019 includes LTJ Bukem, Action Bronson JessB and more. The three-day New Year's festival, which takes place in Northland's Mangawhai, is in its eighth year.

Action Bronson, Shapeshifter and JessB

Action Bronson, Shapeshifter and JessB Photo: Supplied

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Headliners so far include NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC and 2018 XXL Freshman Stefflon Don, US live trap outfit Keys n Krates and returning Kiwi drum and bass superstars Shapeshifter.

International drum and bass acts include British DJ/producers, Hospital Record’s London Elektricity, Danny Byrd and S.P.Y performing together for a 'Hospitalitytakeover hosted by Dynamite MC. Another treat for dnb fans will be seeing the first ever NZ performance by Hazard performing back to back with Hype.

Joining them Mangawhai are the up-and-coming grime musicians AJ Tracey and Ocean Wisdom, Jurassic 5 turntablist DJ Nu-Mark, Cut and Paste king DJ Yoda, DnB stars Spectrasoul, dBridge, DJ Storm and LTJ Bukem, Butterz lynchpin Flava D, self described ‘multi genre artist unconcerned with Pigeon holing’ Eva Lazarus and from across the Tasman, bass and trapper Godlands.

Local acts include dubstep outfit Truth, trap star Montell 2099 and his Bassment cohorts Katana, T1r and Nekolai, Red Bull Studios Alumni MELODOWNZ and Villette, Auckland MC JessB, duo Aroha and Tali, N eo, George FM’s Dan Aux and Christchurch hip hop crew The Settlers.

Festival director Gareth Popham says; “Our team is constantly striving to bring our fans the best New Year experience possible and this year I feel that we will exceed expectations.  We’re really proud of the lineup we’re bringing to Mangawhai this year”.

Last year’s event sold out and with half of the final lineup still to come, this year is well on track to do the same.

Further lineup announcements to come.

First lineup:
  • Action Bronson
  • Keys N Krates
  • Shapeshifter
  • Stefflon Don
  • Hospitality Feat. Danny Byrd, London Elektricity and S.P.Y, hosted By Dynamite Mc
  • Aj Tracey
  • Dbridge
  • Dj Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5)
  • Dj Storm
  • Dj Yoda
  • Eva Lazarus
  • Flava D
  • Godlands
  • Hype B2b Hazard
  • Ltj Bukem
  • Montell2099
  • Ocean Wisdom
  • Spectrasoul
  • Truth
  • Aroha And Tali
  • Dan Aux
  • Jessb
  • Katana
  • Melowdownz
  • Nekolai
  • N Eo
  • The Settlers
  • T1r
  • Villette

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