Winter Soulstice and Matariki 2010Saturday 19 June 2010, Kowai Bush, Springfield
3 years, 5 days ago
Held at the beautiful Kowhai Bush, near Springfield, this year the MASSIVE Winter Soulstice will be a celebration of both the longest night of the year and Matariki, our Southern New Year.
The MASSIVE Winter Soulstices have become something of a legend in the South Island (and beyond) – held outdoors, they’re like the brass monkey of dance events. At Soulstice 2010, dancers will be treated to a close-up view of the majestic Southern Alps to the West, with the whole of the Waimakariri River Gorge laid out to the East – the perfect place to see the sunrise.
Now fifteen years old, MASSIVE is like a revolving game of musical chairs, with enough members in the seats at any given time to make sure that the parties always deliver. With over six events a year, each MASSIVE party is organised by different teams of members to ensure they all have their own special flavour. For Soulstice 2010 the challenge has been picked up by the beautiful MASSIVE wahine (the wool-wrapped ladies who greet you at the gate), who have put together an incredible line up to tempt you off the couch and into the great outdoors.
In the MASSIVE Zone the night kicks off with those mavericks of funk guitar, A Hori Buzz; with Joint Forces dubstepping it up in the middle of the night. At dawn, Million Buxx will be dropping some ‘neo post rave gangsta funk’, and in-between you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of dance styles – and belly dancers!
In the Renegade Zone some of the hottest local DJ’s will be steaming up MASSIVE’s iconic green tent (last seen at Chartfest) with dub, techno and jungle. The Lyttelton Lounge Circus Tent will be the place for hot food and drinks, and the Tribal Fire Zone will provide the perfect spot to warm up and chill out.
As always, bring everything you might need for a big night out with Mother Nature, including warm clothes, food, a torch, and your best party face. Camping is encouraged, but please leave behind any alcohol, dogs, or glass. Tickets are $30 from Cosmic Corner or $40 on the gate.
- 8-9 Simon G (funky house)
- 9-10 A Hori Buzz (all mean. all nigh-ta)
- 10-11.30 Alex & Criptoid (techno)
- Thalia bellydancers
- 11.30-1 Soulstylers (drum & bass)
- 1-2.30 Joint Forces (dub step)
- 2.30-4 Aragorn (uplifting tech house)
- 4-5.30 Codex (all styles progressive)
- 5.30-6.30 Dj Nutzo (breaks)
- 6.30-8 Pieter Borgh (minimal techno)
- 8-9 Million Buxx (neo post wave gangsta funk)
- 9-10.30 Psilo (sore arse wrecks)
TRIBAL ZONEBring your drums and be ready for a beat
SBG by MILLION BUXX or this:
Roommate & The Bassist - Rub A Dub (Joint Forces Remix) by Joint Forces
Travel to Springfield. After Springfield, turn right into Pococks Rd. After the railwayline, turn left into Kowai Rd , then travel until you reach Rubicon Rd and follow to the party. Signposted from Pococks Rd. Just 70km from the square. Chuck on your favourite CD and youll be there before it finishes! See you there!
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