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Joe Nice (Baltimore, USA)

North America's first and most respected dubstep DJ reaches Wellington for the first time!

DJs: Joe Nice, Thief, Dirty Red, Deep Thoughts

Bands: Winston Spliff

RSD (Smith & Mighty, Bristol, UK)

Profits go towards the rebuild of the Rongotai Hi Fi Sound System lost in the Wellington storage fire

DJs: RSD, Thief, Shady Lady, Insomniac (AK), Christoph

Bands: Winston Spliff

  • Sat 17 May - Meow - Wellington

YT - Straight Outta Britain

A true reggae/dancehall heavyweight, reaches Wellington and Australasia for the 1st time!

DJs: Art Official, The Shady Lady, Alec.Tron

Bands: YT, Winston Spliff

Raiza Biza

Bonus Wellington show!

  • Sat 1 Mar - Meow - Wellington

Newtown Sound Stage at the Newtown Festival

Celebrating 10 years of Newtown Sound at the festival!

Wake the Town

Musical Discs Coming Your Way!

DJs: Conviction Roots

Bands: Winston Spliff

Crucial B (Crucial Vibes Sound System, Hamburg)

Crucial B from Crucial Vibes Sound System – the original sound outta Hamburg, Sankt Pauli – touches down in Wellington for the first time!

DJs: Crucial B, Steve the Hat

Bands: Winston Spliff

Dancehall Nice Again

Red hot session of Auckland and Wellington's finest dancehall stars!

DJs: Art, Dozen

Bands: Jah Red Lion

  • Sat 18 Jan - Afrika - Wellington

NiceUp Reggae Xmas

Annual end-of-year mash-up, with an all-star line-up and all-crew in session!

Dancehall Nice Again

Red hot session of Auckland and Wellington's finest dancehall stars!

DJs: Lock Steady, DJ Art

Bands: Israel Starr

  • Sat 9 Nov - Afrika - Wellington

Wake the Town

Musical discs coming your way!

DJs: Steve the Hat, Paradox, RedRobin

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party

Come celebrate Volume 6 in the mix series with some of NZs hottest reggae, dancehall & hip hop artists!

DJs: Art Official, Messenjah, Livity

Bands: Israel Starr

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party

Come celebrate Volume 6 in the mix series with some of NZs hottest reggae, dancehall & hip hop artists!

DJs: DJ Art, DJ Pops

Bands: Israel Starr

  • Sat 31 Aug - Tardis - Queenstown

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party

Come celebrate Volume 6 in the mix series with some of NZs hottest reggae, dancehall & hip hop artists!

DJs: DJ Art, DJ Damon (The Nomad)

Bands: Israel Starr

Wake the Town

Musical Discs Coming Your Way!

DJs: Steve the Hat, Paradox, Antsman

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party

Come celebrate Volume 6 in the mix series with some of NZs hottest reggae, dancehall & hip hop artists!

DJs: Art Official, Paradox

Bands: Silva MC, Israel Starr, Raw Deezy + guests

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 6 Mix Release Party

Come celebrate Volume 6 in the mix series with some of NZs hottest reggae, dancehall & hip hop artists!

DJs: DJ Art, Lock Steady, Paradox

Bands: King Kapisi AKA Mr Majesty, Silva MC, Israel Starr

Black Market

NiceUp presents a new producers showcase session

DJs: Art Official

Bands: K*Saba, Art Official, Pea Stew

South Rakkas (Mad Decent, USA)

Electro-dancehall heavyweights South Rakkas Crew hit Welly for the first time!

DJs: Art Official, Winston Spliff, Lady Acroline, Paradox

Bands: South Rakkas

Newtown Rocksteady - The Longest Night

Extra special, extra extended dancefloor extravaganza!

DJs: Art Official

Bands: Newtown Rocksteady and guests

Wake the Town

Musical discs coming your way!

DJs: Steve the Hat, Naram, Paradox

Poverty Bass - King Dynamite meets Newtown Sound

Heavyweight selections spanning Foundation, Roots, Dub, Dancehall will be broadcast on the East Coasts number one sound!

DJs: King Dynamite, Heart Offishal, Missing Link

Bands: Winston Spliff

Bass Frontiers meets NiceUp!

Capital city bass culture in full effect at Wellington’s home of bass

DJs: DDog, Art Official, Solid Wax, Naram, Paradox

Bands: Deluxe, Israel Starr

Wake the Town

Musical Discs Coming Your Way!

DJs: Art Official, Naram, Pranks + guests

NiceUp the Session

A night of Reggae, Roots, Dub and vibes galore!

DJs: Selecto (AK) Paradox, Skaman

Disrupt (Jahtari, Germany)

Disrupt reaches Aotearoa for the 1st time with a live MPC set inna digital dub style

DJs: Naram, Art Official, Hawk I, Paradox, Manray, Crazyeye

Bands: Disrupt

Wake the Town

Musical discs coming your way!

DJs: Art Official, Hawk I, Paradox, Rainman

Computerised Dub

Ghetto Red Hot presents a digital special

DJs: Naram, Art Official, Hawk I, Paradox, Manray, Crazyeye

  • Fri 1 Feb - Medusa - Wellington

Jah Red Lion

The Chilean vocalist brings his conscious flows and positive vibes to Wellington

DJs: Hawk I, Paradox, Naram

Bands: Jah Red Lion, Israel Starr

Wake the Town

Musical discs coming your way - with special guests Sgt Benji & Locksteady!

DJs: Sgt Benji & Locksteady (AK), Art Official, Steve the Hat

Channel One Sound System (UK)

The Mighty Channel One Sound System bless Wellington for the very first time!

DJs: NiceUp Crew, Flash Harry, Hawk I, Phooey

Bands: Israel Starr + more TBC

NiceUp Xmas Party

Come celebrate 2012 inna reggae stylee!

DJs: Hawk I, Naram, Thief, Skaman, Antsman, Paradox

Bands: Roy G and the BIVinators, Max

  • Sat 15 Dec - Baobab - Wellington

Wake the Town

Musical Discs Coming Your Way!

DJs: Hawk I, Steve the Hat, Skaman, The Roots Doctor

Bands: Israel Starr

Israel Starr and Newtown Sound Live Band

Ghetto Red Hot presents a night of blazing reggae hip hop and dancehall with Israel Starr and the Newtown Sound Live Band!

DJs: Hawk i, Jaz and Raw Deezy (Evil Mule), Rainman, Max (Caged Lion) Rootsman Pat

Bands: Israel Starr & Newtown Sound Live Band

Ghetto Red Hot

Ghetto Red Hot returns with very special guest, NZ reggae royalty - The Mighty Asterix!

DJs: Hawk i, Rainman, Paradox, Dozen

Bands: The Mighty Asterix, Israel Starr, Max

Ghetto Red Hot

Check the next installment of blazing hip hop, reggae, dancehall!

DJs: Art Official, Paradox, Hawk i, Dozen

Bands: Israel Starr

Ghetto Red Hot Vol. 5 Mix CD Release

The long awaited return of Ghetto Red Hot and the release of Vol.5 in the mix-CD series of blazing dancehall hip-hop reggae!

DJs: Heart Official, Hawk i, Jonny Lowe, Jaz72 & Kerb

Bands: Israel Starr, Juse1, Caged Lion, Evil Mule, Kurst One, Imon Starr

Jah Red Lion

Auckland based, Chilean born, Reggae Dancehall artist Jah Red Lion reaches the Capital

DJs: Heart Official, Undercover

Bands: Jah Red Lion, Israel Starr

Harmonic Culture

A night of heavy roots reggae and dub inna sound system style

DJs: Tomo (Redemption Sound, Japan), Hawk i (NiceUp Crew), Conviction Roots, Rootsman Pat

Bands: Ras Stone

Wake the Town

Bringing you the future sounds of reggae

DJs: Pranks, Hawk i, Lady Acroline & Undercover

Mungo's Hi Fi (Scotland) & Earl Gateshead (Trojan, UK)

Red hot reggae dubstep

DJs: Oogun (Drunk Elephant Sound), Art Official (Newtown Sound), Thief (Strictly 138), Naram & Manray (Vital Sounds)

Bands: Mungo's Hi Fi, Earl Gateshead, Dapht One, Ras Stone

Steve Rice (UK), Steve the Hat (UK) & Art Official (Newtown)

A night of pre-Christmas reggae, ska, rocksteady and dancehall.

DJs: Steve Rice (UK), Steve the Hat (UK) & Art Official (Newtown)

NiceUp Reggae Christmas

NiceUp and friends present a big night of sweet reggae music!

The Tek Ova

Ruff Tuff Reggae Dancehall Bashment

DJs: Ras Twig, Lady Acroline, Naram, Pranks, Hawk-I, Dozen, Slickice, Batcuda & Maniac (AK)

L.A.P.A. After-Party

Hip-Hop culture in Rio

DJs: Undercover, Ras Galho

Bands: The Jinetero's

Firehouse (Sydney)

Heavyweight Trans-Tasman link-up

DJs: L.Static, Nardo, Art Official, Undercover, Paradox

Deadly Hunta & DJ Skitz (UK) Ghetto Red Hot Tour '09!

UK's most wanted - DJ Daddy Skitz & Deadly Hunta - hit Aotearoa to blaze musical fire 'pon the dance!

DJs: Daddy Skitz (UK), Newtown Sound, Reality Chant Sound, Tommy Flowers, Deli, Don Luchito & Topknot

Bands: Deadly Hunta (UK), MC Silva, Yung Shottaz

3 The Hard Way

Rubadub, roots and culture at Havana!

DJs: Art Official, Undercover & Naram

Ghetto Red Hot South Island Tour '09

Blazing reggae, dancehall & hip-hop hits the South!

DJs: Art Official, Reality Chant Sound, Soundclash Sound, DJ Pops

Bands: JP Money, MC Beau

Reality Chant Single Release Party!

Come celebrate the release of new singles by Jamaican artists Natty King & Hi Kee off the forthcomg album, Kings Highway, by Reality Chant Productions!

DJs: Reality Chant Sound (Christchurch), Yardwise & Sounds Almighty

The Adventures of Asterix in Oz!

A night to farewell the legendary Mighty Asterix before he crosses the Tasman

DJs: Sounds Almighty, Don Luchito, Undercover, Jnr Ranks, Misteek & guests

Bands: The Mighty Asterix

Ghetto Red Hot CD Release Tour '09!

Fire cyaan cool!

DJs: Art Official plus very special guests!

Reggae Taking Over!

A night of sweet reggae vibes!

DJs: Art Official, Spin Zero, DJ Chris & special guest selector, Conviction Roots

Ever Living Spirit (Swiss), Paradox & Art Official

Euro-NZ link-up!

DJs: Ever Living Spirit (Swiss), Paradox & Art Official

The Bug & Warrior Queen with Rhythm & Sound with Tikiman

A massive night of reggae dubstep fire!

DJs: Stinky Jim, Art Official, Dubstep Alliance & more!

Bands: The Bug & Warrior Queen (UK), Rhythm and Sound with Tikiman (Germany)

Rhythm and Sound with Tikiman (Germany) NZ tour!

Pioneers of dub-reggae world-wide, here to bring heavy bass-pressure to Aotearoa!

DJs: Rhythm and Sound (Mark Ernestus) & guests

Bands: Tikiman (Paul St Hilaire) & guests

Ghetto Red Hot presents Dam Native 6-piece live band!

A night of pure dancehall hip-hop fire!

DJs: Kerb, Omega B & Art Official

Bands: Dam Native 6-piece band, MC Juse1 & The Mighty Asterix

The Bug with Warrior Queen (UK)

Acclaimed producer and selector, The Bug, alongside the legendary first lady of the dance, Warrior Queen hit the Capital for a night of deep and heavy riddims and pure vibes!

DJs: The Bug (UK), Stinky Jim, Art Official, Evil, P-Vans & Thief

Bands: Warrior Queen (UK) & The Mighty Asterix

Vital Sounds Hi-Fi meets Jesse I (Chant Down, Melbourne)

Australasia's biggest reggae selectors come together for a night of strictly unity vibes

DJs: Jesse I (Melbourne), Manray, Art Official & Duke Willis

Bands: MC Ras Stone

Jafa Mafia (AK) with Newtown Sound & Pounamu Eagle!

The return of Auckland's premier Reggae Dancehall sound

DJs: Tobi, Paradox & Art Official

Bands: Flowsion & Pounamu Eagle

Country Living Riddim Release Party

A celebration of the release of one of Aotearoa's heaviest Roots riddims

DJs: Sticky Fingaz & Misteek

Bands: Messenjah & Snypa Levi (Dubwize, Chch)

Rodney P & Skitz (UK)

Ghetto Red Hot 2008 NZ Tour

DJs: Skitz

Bands: Rodney P

  • Thu 28 Aug - Fu Bar - Auckland

Vital Sounds Hi-Fi

A night of pure bass pressure!

DJs: Manray, Danny Lemon, Duke Willis

Bands: Ras Stone & The Mighty Asterix

Crate Killaz Release Party

A night to celebrate a first of it's kind release - Crate Killaz - the NZ dubplate story

DJs: Jnr Ranks, Don Luchito, Al Good, Spin Zero, Misteek & Souljah

Reggae Gold 2008

Release party

DJs: Al Good & Don Luchito (WGTN) & Deli & (AKLD)

Sound The Alarm

A strictly 45 shoot-out!

DJs: Art Official, Jnr Ranks, Selecta KB

Bands: Don Luuchito

Empress Sounds

Third session of Sound-Sistren running it red!

DJs: The Waxed Collective, Sistah Sistah

Unity Pacific and Three Houses Down

Heavy NZ Roots

DJs: Art Official

Bands: Unity Pacific, Three Houses Down, The Mighty Asterix

  • Sat 17 May - Barlo - Wellington

Tommy Flowers & Art Official

Dancehall, Reggae, Roots

DJs: Tommy FlowersArt Official

Ghetto Red Hot

Blazing Hip-Hop, Dancehall & Reggae

DJs: Stinky Jim & Art Official

Bands: The Mighty Asterix

NiceUp Reggae In The Park!

A celebration of cultural unity for Race Relations Day 2008

DJs: Radio Active Roots & Culture Crew, Fee (Melbourne), Cpt Midnite (Akld)

Empress Sounds

Second installment of Sound-Sistren running it red!

DJs: Fee (Melbourne), Misteek

Bands: Jhan, EarthShaker Crew

Dancehall Fever!

Strictly hot riddims and big Dancehall tunes all night!

DJs: Al Good, Sticky Fingaz & Art Official

Junior Kelly (JA) with Live Band in Session!

One of the stars of the Reggae world hits the Capital - with live band in session!

DJs: Renegade Sound & Duke Willis

Bands: Junior Kelly (JA) & live band

Steve Rice (UK)

The return of Steve Rice to Poneke Wellington city

DJs: Steve Rice (Bristol, UK), Danny Lemon & Ras Twig

Vintage Reggae Thursdays!

A weekly Reggae jam featuring some of Welly's finest selectors!

DJs: Roots and Culture Crew

NiceUp Reggae Xmas!

End of year Reggae & Dancehall session!

DJs: Al Good (Renegade Sound, Dunedin), Ras Twig & Selecta KB

The French Connection Part Two!

Back by popular demand - heavyweight French Reggae, Dancehall & HipHop with Antoine & Art Official!

DJs: Antoine & Art Official (Yardwise)

Vintage Reggae Thursdays!

A weekly Reggae jam featuring some of Welly's finest selectors!

DJs: Roots and Culture Crew

Yardwise 4th B'day Party with Dubwize (CHCH)

The Reggae B'day Party of the Year - Yardwise - with very special guests - Dubwize

DJs: Yardwise, Dubwize & Sticky Fingaz

Jr Reid "One Blood" 2007 Australasian Tour!

One of the pioneers of the Roots Dancehall world reaches New Zealand

DJs: DJ Power

Bands: Jr Reid

The French Connection!

French Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop

DJs: Roots and Culture Crew

Empress Sounds

New Zealand's first and finest night of Sound-Sistren running it red hot!

DJs: Dubble Trubble (Chch) & Misteek (Yardwise)

Ghetto Red Hot

Heating up Good Luck Bar!

DJs: Grafta (AK) & Art Official

Bands: The Mighty Asterix & Guests

Reggae Reggae Reggae!

Art Official & Ras Twig In Session

DJs: Art Official & Ras Twig

Ghetto Red Hot

Heating up AK City!

DJs: Art Official, Substance & Stinky Jim

Bands: MC Arme

  • Fri 14 Sep - Fu Bar - Auckland

Jah Mason & Selector Lenny Roots

Authentic Reggae vibes & culture - 1 NZ show only!

DJs: Lenny Roots & Yardwise + guests

Bands: Jah Mason

Big Matt Tribute

Pay tribute to NZ Reggae pioneer

DJs: Lemon, Manray, Undercover, Prince Alexander, Duke Willis

Bands: Guest MCs

Firehouse meets Jafa Mafia & Yardwise

Three of Oceania's top ranking sounds blaze fire pon Wellington!

DJs: Firehouse, Jafa Mafia & Yardwise

Bands: The Mighty Asterix, MC Kthrnak

Rebel Bass meets Sticky Fingaz & Art Official

South Island Link-Up inna Roots and Dancehall stylee!

DJs: Rebel Bass, Sticky Fingaz & Art Official

Ghetto Red Hot - the CD Release Party

A night dedicated to a sub genre which is a mash-up of two worlds, HipHop from the streets and Dancehall fresh from yard.

DJs: Art Official, Rhys B & Kerb

Vital Sounds

Studio One Goodness and Steppers Delights

DJs: Topknot, Manray, Duke Willis & Special Guests

Bands: The Mighty Asterix, Ras Stone

Reggae Gold

A night of number one champion Reggae, Roots and Dancehall

DJs: Art Official, Antoine & Conviction Roots

  • Sat 19 May - Tupelo - Wellington

Jafa Mafia meets Yardwise

Jafa Mafia meets Yardwise - Running It Red Hot!

DJs: Cpt Midnite, Tobi, Art Official, Spin Zero, Misteek, Topknot

Bands: The Mighty Asterix, MC Krthnak

  • Sat 5 May - Tupelo - Wellington

Reggae Fi Peach

Reggae For Peace And Unity

DJs: Topknot, Duke Willis, Prince Alexander, Ras Twig & The Undercover Brother

Bands: The Mighty Asterix

Nice Up The Dance

Sounds Almighty In Session

DJs: Daddy Topknot, Duke Willis, Ras Twig, Prince Alexander

  • Sat 14 Apr - Havana - Wellington

Easter Dub All-Star Special

All roads lead to the San Francisco Bathhouse on Good Friday, 6 April for an Easter Dub All-Star Special - The Dance of the Century!

DJs: Radio Active 89FM's Roots and Culture Crew, Lemon, Manray, The Undercover Brother

Bands: Safari, Tuffy Culture, The Mighty Asterix

Ride Inna Town

Crucial Reggae, Roots, Dub and Dancehall selections, in an inter-city stylee!

DJs: Dubhead, Cpt Nemo, Lemon, Ras Twig

Bands: Tuffy Culture

  • Fri 30 Mar - Tupelo - Wellington

Downbeat Real Rock

New Year Summer Reggae In The Capital!

DJs: Steve Rice (UK), Duke Willis

  • Sat 13 Jan - Tupelo - Wellington

NiceUp Reggae Xmas Party

Celebrate the holiday season and a big year of reggae in the capital at the NiceUp Xmas Party

DJs: Manray, Art Official, Antoine

Bands: The Jugglin Crew + The Mighty Asterix

  • Sat 9 Dec - Tupelo - Wellington

Ghetto Red Hot

A night of blazing dancehall and hip-hop reggae

DJs: Spikey Tee

Bands: Art Official, Rhys B & Kerb

  • Fri 28 Jul - Tupelo - Wellington

Nice Up website launch

For over a year NiceUp - Wellington Reggae Online, has helped build on the capital's long time affiliation with some of the country's best reggae happenings, passionately supporting the scene in numerous ways with its strong local focus. Now the home of WGT Reggae Online makes the move to http://niceup.org.nz.

DJs: Duke Willis, The Spotlight Kid, Art Official, Misteek

Bands: Tuffy Culture

  • Sat 10 Jun - Tupelo - Wellington

The Hot X Bubble Up

An Easter reggae & dancehall session

DJs: Danny Lemon, Misteek, Jai, Dollmix, Art Official

  • Thu 13 Apr - Havana - Wellington

NiceUp

Wellington

Aotearoa Reggae, Roots, Dub & Dancehall

Dancehall, Dub, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, Jungle, Reggae, Roots