- Music: Funk, Dancehall, Twostep, Roots, Rock, Reggae, Ragga
- DJs: DJ Art Official
- Bands: Newtown Rocksteady
- Tickets: FREE before 12am
Newtown Rocksteady & DJ Artoficial
Open 4pm, doors 9pm
San FRAN are bringing back Wellington's finest reggae act - Newtown Rocksteady. You know them, you love them, you know we know you love them and you know they always deliver. Where else are you going to get your groove on a Friday night for free... Yes we did say free!
Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move. Cool covers, righteous melodies, and hot original songs, Rocksteady is more than a band, it's a moment in life when you just have to be there!
A group of Wellington musos are combining their creative talents to create and recreate the Rocksteady reggae sound. The eight-piece, Jamaican rocksteady / soul / funk big band featuring members of Hikoikoi, IRoots, Roy G and the Bivonators, Safari, Zirigidum, and The Resole Project, play stonkin' grooves to get people moving their bodies.
Their sounds and styles are inspired by the late '60s crazes of rocksteady and ska dancehalls in Jamaica and England. And the result? An inspired sound, with an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes to get the whole family grooving!