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MUSIC

The NZ Cider Festival isn't just about Cider!

Check out the line up of talented musicians below!

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Sneeky (DJ Soph)

1PM & 5:30PM

Known to bring the party and provide energetic, funky DJ sets, Sneeky will grab you, get you on the floor and provide you with the musical joy you were seeking.

Get ready for a ride of styles, from deep to disco, funk to melodic with flavours of soul, afro and ghetto. Her eclectic style blends all the genres sneeking in samples and tracks you forgot you knew and loved.

Sneeky has played a heap of local and national events and festivals, she is really excited to play the Cider festival and cant wait to share some funky sounds to get you up and grooving.

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Ella Pollett

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2PM

Ella Pollett is a 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Hawkes Bay. Winning solo performance at the 2021 Smokefree Rockquest for Hawkes Bay with her original song "HOLD ON". Ella released her first single fire flies on Spotify in 2021. Ella plays originals and covers of easy listening music, examples Valerie, Jolene and Can't help falling in love. 

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Bay Batucada

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2:45PM

Brazilian drumming band in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Founded in 2014, Bay Batucada is a 20-piece samba band that showcases a range of Brazilian music, from the laid back reggae style music of northern Brazil to the fast-paced tempo of the Carnaval.

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Emma Webb

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3:30PM

Emma Webb is a versatile singer & guitarist from Hawkes Bay, Specialising in music for weddings, parties and corporate events. Only aged 19, Emma has already been playing for these types of events since 2017. With a repertoire of over a hundred songs, Emma is able to entertain her guests for up to 4 hours.
Emma has a smooth, mature voice with a rocky edge and is suitable to play in any setting, including classy background music, to upbeat covers that everyone knows and loves.

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Atlantic Wave

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4:30PM

Atlantic Wave is a four-piece rock band from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. The current members have been together for five years. The band was formed by Emma Webb (vocals and guitar) and Nate Leicester (bass guitar) with Hunter Piercy (lead guitar) joining soon after with Cameron Brizzle (drums) to complete the lineup. Stylistically the band is influenced by a lot of 90s grunge, alternative rock, fuck rock and alternative metal by such bands as Stone Temple Pilots, the Foo Fighters, Paramore and Pearl Jam just to name a few. The band has played their way up from early beginnings to establish themselves as an energetic accomplished act in the New Zealand music scene, finishing their 2023 summer by appearing on the main stage of the Outfield music festival. Their latest release ‘Fly Away” is the first EP of original material recorded by the band alongside their previously released single ‘Wrong’. All of these were recorded with the help of the amazing JR at the Paisley stage in Napier at the beginning of 2022.

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The Academy

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6PM

The Academy is the go-to cover band for a good time. Known for their energetic renditions of classic hits and modern chart-toppers, this vibrant group weaves nostalgia with fresh flair, guaranteeing a night you won't forget.

Whether you're yearning for the singalong classics or today's hottest tunes, The Academy ensures the dance floor is always packed

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