New Zealand’s top reggae bands are bringing the good vibes across NZ this winter

After debuting to great success this year as the warm-up party to the famed reggae festival One Lovein Tauranga, GOOD VIBESis hitting the road this winter.

Presented by Mai FMand Pato Entertainment, the GOOD VIBES Winter Tourwill feature some of Aotearoa’s most-loved acts, including KatchafireL.A.BTomorrow Peopleand 1814alongside international acts Josh WawaLaTasha Lee,and local rising star,Lion Rezz. Teen sensation, General Fiyahand international reggae stars, Paua, will perform at Napier as special guests. See below for more detail on each act. 

Earlybird (discount) tickets go on sale, Wednesday, April 24 at 7.00pm

The A-list line-up will be taking GOOD VIBESto Pettigrew Arena in Napier on July 13; Gisborne Showgrounds on July 26; Baypark Arena in Tauranga on July 27; Logan Campbell in Auckland on August 2; Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua on August 3; The Factory in Hamilton on August 9 and the South Waikato Events Centre in Tokoroa on August 10.

This is a guaranteed good time and vibe for a warm-up party over Winter.

Please note, Josh Wawaand LaTasha Leewon’t appear at the Napier concert. General Fiyahand Pauawill appear at Napier only.

Katchafirehave built a name and reputation for themselves like no other reggae band. After releasing their fifth albumLEGACYin 2018, the album shot to number one on the New Zealand charts and number one on the USA iTunes reggae charts. The band have proven again and again that they are reggae royalty.

L.A.was founded by Stu and Brad Kora, two of the brothers from the already massive Kiwi band, Kora. They have become a fan favourite and continue to make a name for themselves with their exciting live show. With a combination of Reggae, Blues, Rock and Funk, it’s easy to see why L.A.Bare so popular.

Tomorrow People are a 7-piece reggae band originating from Wellington, who have become one of the country’s best-loved reggae acts. The band have impressively moved their way up in the New Zealand music scene to become one of Aotearoa’s most talked about artists with their albums ONEBASS & BASSINETSand BBQ REGGAEall peaking at #1 on the NZ Music Chart.

LaTasha Leeis an American retro-soul who dazzled the audience at the One Love Festival earlier this year with her powerhouse vocal and soulful style. 

A big admirer of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Lee offers songs, style and visuals celebrating the greats. 

1814are a legendary Kiwi reggae band who started in 2004 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. The 8-piece Whangaroa legends have opened up for international acts like Nas and Damien Marley. Their song ‘Jah Rastafari’has gained more than two million views on YouTube.J

Josh WaWa White comes from a strong Tongan family and was born and raised in Utah, where he currently resides. 

White describes his singing style: “I thought of two music artists, Bob Marley and Nate Dogg, and how it would sound to mix both of their voices.” 

The Josh Wawatracks ‘Love Da Way’featuring Billzand ‘I Think I’m Wrong’ featuring the WhatItDo’s very own Leta Fau’olo have had more than 1,000,000 hits on YouTube.

Lion Rezzis a talented solo artist, as well as a member of the groundbreaking musical movement, Runtingz Family. This talented artist is all about combining the edgy grooves of reggae, with the charming melodies of R&B. Lion Rezzis known for his inspiring lyrics and amazing songwriting ability, inspired by artists as diverse as Stephen Marley, J Boog, as well as Ziggi Recado.

General Fiyah(Napier only)
Growing up in a musical family – his father and uncles make up the popular Kiwi band, Three Houses Down– General Fiyahhas been singing from the age of one and released his first song, ‘Love and Affection’,  in 2016 as a feature with Three Houses Down. He is still only 12-years-old but has already had more than 2 million streams on his hit single, ‘Here To Stay’, which also was a top 50 radio hit in New Zealand.

He has performed at the One Love festival twice and has toured in Australia and Hawaii.

Paua(Napier only)
Paua’s music is a distinct blend of all of the sweet elements of reggae, soul and funk. Their high energy, feel-good live shows instantly captivate audiences from the first drum kick. They have a vibrant blend of creativity, pur musicianship and originality. 

Originally formed in 2009, Pauanow has two full-length albums, an EP, and several singles under their belt. They have topped the iTunes reggae charts in both Australia and New Zealand. The 7-piece band have played at the One Love festival several times and continue to draw in the massive crowds.


Katchafire, L.A.B, Tomorrow People,1814, Lion Rezz, Latasha Lee(all shows except Napier), Josh Wawa(all shows except Napier), General Fiyah(Napier only), Paua(Napier only)

Saturday, July 13 – Pettigrew Arena, Napier 
*General Fiyah, Paua replace Latasha Lee and Josh Wawa

Friday, July 26 – Gisborne Showgrounds, Gisborne

Saturday July 27 – Baypark Arena, Tauranga

Friday, August 2 – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Saturday, August 3 – Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

Friday, August 9 – The Factory, Hamilton

Saturday, August 10 – South Waikato Events Centre, TokoroaEarlybird (discount) tickets go on sale, Wednesday, April 24 at 7.00pm 24 hours only, after that tickets on sale at standard rate

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