The Black Seeds to headline Ripe 2024
Over the past two decades, The Black Seeds have taken their boundary-crossing reggae fusion to the world. One of New Zealand’s most-loved acts, at home the multi-platinum-selling band are revered stalwarts of the touring and festival circuit, while abroad they’ve spearheaded New Zealand’s internationally renowned roots movement alongside the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop and Katchafire.
Firmly rooted in the bass-heavy Jamaican sounds that inspired the birth of the band, since 1998 The Black Seeds’ have continued to push the boundaries of reggae without compromising the music’s heart. Seamlessly blending funk, soul, dub and Afrobeat into their reggae foundation, along with their own South Pacific influences, the result is a unique sound that stays true to the bands roots.
Described by Clash Music as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet”, the band have earned a reputation for rocking dancefloors around the world. With numerous sold-out tours behind them, and performances at the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds 8-peice live show brings raw energy and good vibes wherever they go.
Local support to keep the crowd singing and dancing all day.....
We know how much our Ripe fans love to sing along to the classic party anthems, especially after a wine or two!
We have chosen the best local acts to set the vibe and keep the party moving.
Mojo Band will be playing all those covers which get the crowd jumping to see out the day.