The 2018 Festival saw a combination of local Marlborough acts alongside some of the biggest names in the New Zealand music scene.
The NZ ALL-STARS, played at THE MARLBOROUGH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL as our main act in 2018.
They performed the hit show, MARLEY: CELEBRATE THE LEGEND, which is endorsed directly by the Marley family and featured 15 of your favourite kiwi stars playing the hits of Bob Marley.
Some of New Zealand’s biggest artists are part of this homage to one of the greatest influences on NZ music. Tiki Taane, Fran Kora, Boh Runga, Anna Coddington and Joel Shadbolt each took the lead vocals in one or more songs including Get Up Stand Up, 3 Little Birds, Stir It Up, Redemption Song, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Buffalo Soldier, Punky Reggae Party, Exodus, No Woman No Cry, One Love and many many more.
They were backed by the amazing NZ All-Stars band, featuring Grenville Bell, guitar, Hani Totorewa, keys (both past members of Katchafire); Fran Kora, bass and vocals (Kora), Stu Kora, guitar and keys (Kora); Ara Adams-Tamatea, bass (L.A.B), Lucien Johnson, sax and Barrett Hocking, trumpet (both from The Black Seeds); Paul Russell, drums (Stomp and Supergroove); Joel Shadbolt, guitar (L.A.B) and Shelton Woolright, guest drums (I Am Giant, Blindspott), with Boh Runga and Anna Coddington also completing the band on backing vocals.