From Dunedin to LA, we catch up with One Love headliners, Six60.

THE BIGGEST FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY? It’s held right here at Tau­ran­ga Domain, 4 — 5 Feb­ru­ary 2017. Inter­na­tion­al acts are arriv­ing from every cor­ner of the world, to play to all you hap­py reg­gae lovers.

Reg­gae fans have to be some of the most chilled peo­ple ever! Beats, sun­shine, smiles. Last year’s event was so pop­u­lar, the venue had to be moved. This year’s ONE LOVE FESTIVAL promis­es to be the biggest so far. The Bay is becom­ing the most pop­u­lar place in the coun­try to have a good time — Bay Dreams is already sold out! Don’t miss out, get online and scoop up some tick­ets. We catch up with One Love head­lin­ers, Six60, back from LA, ready to give your ears A GOOD TIME.

YOU HAVE WILDLY DIFFERENT MUSICAL BACKGROUNDSPUNK, HEAVY METAL, CLASSICAL. HAS THAT AFFORDED YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT DIFFERENT TYPES OF FESTIVALS?

It has. We believe in being our­selves, there­fore we don’t shy away from sprin­kling everyone’s influ­ences into the music.

WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST GIG YOUVE PLAYED IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Our own show at Vil­la Maria was very spe­cial for us. Both num­bers and impor­tance; it had it all.

WHAT PROMPTED YOUR MOVE TO LA? WHAT’S IT LIKE OUT THERE? IT SEEMS A LONG WAY FROM DUNEDIN

Our man­age­ment and record label both reside in LA. It’s impor­tant to be there with them as we are break­ing into USA mar­ket. Things can get lost in trans­la­tion, through email and so on, when you’re in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. It’s sun­ny every day LA and access to every­thing you see on Amer­i­can TV is right there. But we miss NZ a lot and we try get back as much as we can.

WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING AT ONE LOVE? ARE YOU MATES WITH ANY OF THE OTHER BANDS PLAYING?

Look­ing for­ward to every­one to be hon­est. It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of music unique to New Zealand roots/reggae and we can’t to expe­ri­ence it. Being a part of it is a bonus. We are hap­py to be there.

HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN TO TAURANGA BEFORE? WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

Yes, we have done a few of our own shows in The Mount. Always a good time. We can’t wait to be there in this capac­i­ty of One Love

 

4 — 5 FEBRUARY 2017 

TAURANGA DOMAIN

ONELOVEFESTIVAL.CO.NZ