Fat Freddy’s Drop, Skegss, and More to Perform at The Longline Classic 2022

The Longline Classic 2022 will take place at the Makaraka Racecourse, Gisborne, on Saturday, October 22, with performances from Fat Freddy’s Drop, Skeggs, and more. It’s a day filled with fantastic music and lots of dancing! The tickets for this event are powered by Ticket Fairy.

The three stages at the Longline Classic are the Longline Stage, the Smirnoff Sun Stage, and the Sand Bar Stage. There will also be a Fleetwood Mac tribute show at this event. Find the set timings for The Longline Classic 2022 below –

Hailing from New Zealand, Fred Freddy’s Drop, who are set to perform at the Rolling Hills Festival on November 19, announced on Instagram that they would be taking the Longline Classic 2022 stage this weekend. The band wrote: “Sun gonna shine again, we’re playing @longline_classic festival at Makaraka Race Course, Tairāwhiti Gisborne this Labour weekend. Hit up @longline_classic for ticket pre-registration details. Chur.”

They also played at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Bluesfest Byron Bay, Festival Río Babel 2022, and Cruïlla Festival this year, and had shows in cities including Prague, Warsaw, Lisbon, Vigo, Bilbao, London, and more.

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Australian surf and garage rock trio Skegss are also slated to perform at the Makaraka Race Course this weekend. The international group, consisting of members Benny Reed, Toby Cregan, and Jonny Lani, has played at Coachella, embarked on a West Coast USA Tour April 2022, New Zealand Tour 2022, and will be heading to the US for the first leg of their America tour which commences on November 10, 2022, in Atlanta. “We couldn’t be prouder to be hosting these legends at The Longline Classic!” The Longline Classic wrote on Instagram.

New Zealand MC and rapper Melodownz, whose latest album ‘LONE WOLF’ featuring Maxo Kream, Bootsy Collins, and BLEU, among others, came last week; Flamingo Pier, the music collective that will play at the Le Currents festival this December; and DJ HALF QUEEN, who will be playing at the Nelson Arts Festival next week, will also take The Longline Classic stage at Makaraka Racecourse on Saturday.

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Auckland-based drum and bass producer & DJ Witters and MC Crafty are returning to Longline Classic 2022 for round two. Kenyan-New Zealand musician Muroki’s performance at the Makaraka Racecourse is a part of his New Zealand & Australia Tour. Joining The Longline Classic lineup for the second time is No Cigar, who are currently on their Bienvenido Album Tour in support of their debut album ‘Bienvenido’. Their next show is in Ahuriri, Napier on October 21, and they will conclude this tour on November 5 in Tāmaki Makaurau.

When we asked for their comments on their forthcoming performance at The Longline Classic, they said: “Returning to the Longline lineup was a no-brainer for us, aligning nicely with the release of our debut album, Bienvenido, and its corresponding release tour. Gisborne seemingly always delivers, and we’ll be pulling out an upbeat dancy set to cater to the saucy spring revelers that frequent this festival.” “You can’t beat a festival crowd in full swing, so we’ll be pulling all the stops to get them going!” No Cigar added.

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Also on the bill are Frank Booker; Masaya, who will be touring alongside Katchafire in Australia next week onwards; Andyheartthrob, BBYFACEKILLA, Aunty El, Hurricane Emily, Ocean Space, Mousse, and Rhys Rich, who offers a blend of hip hop, RnB, and soul music.

Here’s what Oceanspace said when we asked them to share a comment about their forthcoming set at The Longline Classic 2022 this weekend: “Labour weekend and the longline classic is a milestone for the band “Oceanspace”. At this time, two years ago, the band hosted arguably the biggest party seen in Wainui, the day after Longline. This is where they played their first set after only practicing a few times together. The energy was as big as the sun that day!”

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“Since then, the band has encouraged a huge “jamming culture” in Tairāwhiti. The band has invested the funds made through performing into sound equipment, in which they set up all over. A party in Gizzy usually involves great sound, live performances and good times with friends,” they added.

“Oceanspace get together most nights to create new tunes and refine their material. They focus primarily on their live performance which involves a blend of genres which make you want to dance! Their music is positive, uplifting, theatrical and fun! They are very excited to absolutely send it at longline and can’t wait to see you there!”

Get the final release tickets and VIP lounge tickets for The Longline Classic 2022 via Ticket Fairy: HERE

The VIP Lounge tickets provide elevated viewing balconies, free nibbles, a private bar with a special drinks menu, private toilets, and minimal lines.

Find Fat Freddy’s Drop Online: Website | Bandcamp | Instagram | Spotify | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Soundcloud
Skegss: Spotify | Instagram | Twitter
Melodownz: Spotify | Instagram
Flamingo Pier: Spotify | Instagram
Muroki: Spotify | Instagram
Halfqueen: Spotify
Frank Booker: Instagram
Masaya: Instagram
No Cigar: Spotify | Instagram
Andyheartthrob: Instagram
Witters: Spotify | Instagram
Crafty: Instagram
Rhys Rich: Spotify | Instagram
Aunty El: Instagram
Oceanspace: Spotify | Instagram
Mousse: Instagram

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