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The First Artist Lineup Has Been Announced for Northern Bass 2018

The bass-heavy festival will return for its eighth year this December.
By Francois Finlay
August 02, 2018
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The First Artist Lineup Has Been Announced for Northern Bass 2018

The bass-heavy festival will return for its eighth year this December.
By Francois Finlay
August 02, 2018
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If you haven't already locked down plans to celebrate the new year, perhaps the first lineup for Northern Bass will put the wheels in motion. The eighth edition of the bass-heavy festival will be held across three days and three nights at its usual home in Mangawhai this December. 

More than 30 artists have been announced in the festival's first lineup. Making his way across international waters to ring in 2019 will be New York rapper, chef and F*ck That's Delicious star Action Bronson. It will be Bronson's first New Zealand appearance since performing at Auckland City Limits in 2016.

At the top of the bill he's joined by Jamaican via London emcee Stefflon Don, live trap outfit Keys n Krates and local drum and bass legends Shapeshifter. Completing the international drum and bass contingent are London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, S.P.Y and Dynamite MC as part of a Hospital Records takeover.

Elsewhere on the bill there's rising rapper JessB, grime artists AJ Tracey and Ocean Wisdom, Jurassic 5 turntablist DJ Nu-Mark and genre-melding artist Eva Lazarus.

NORTHERN BASS FIRST LINEUP

Action Bronson
Stefflon Don
Keys n Krates
Shapeshifter
London Elektricity
Danny Byrd
S.P.Y
Dynamite MC
Hazard
Hype
AJ Tracey
Ocean Wisdom
DJ Nu-Mark
DJ Yoda
Spectrasoul
dBridge
DJ Storm
LTJ Bukem
Flava D
Eva Lazarus
Godlands
Truth
Montell 2099
Katana
T1r
Nekolai
MELODOWNZ
Villette
JessB
Aroha and Tali
Neo
Dan Aux
The Settlers

Northern Bass takes place in Mangawhai from December 29 - 31. For more information and tickets, visit northernbass.co.nz.

Image: Joel McDowell, Northern Bass.

Published on August 02, 2018 by Francois Finlay

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