Come join us for a one-night-only unmissable triple-bill in the Festival Playground
An Auckland Arts Festival favourite, we welcome back gorgeous New York native Emily King to help christen the brand new Festival Playground Music Arena. A Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer-songwriter who has collaborated with NAS, Lupe Fiasco, Alicia Keys and John Legend, King channels her roots, pop, soul and indie influences through carefully crafted compositions and lush, polished vocals.
Don't miss the opportunity to catch New Orleans phenomenon Tank and The Bangas and their swagalicious, gumbo-flavoured grooves for the first time in New Zealand. A viral sensation after winning NPRs famed Tiny Desk Concert competition, this pint-sized, bright-eyed funk-and-soul group mash together rap, spoken word, R&B and folk into a glorious, infectious and utterly distinctive sound.
Soul singer Teeks is unequivocally one of Aotearoa's brightest stars. With awards and nominations galore, his debut EP, The Grapefruit Skies, heralds the arrival of a talent whose incredible voice "will give you goosebumps" (Paperboy).