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Music & Bands

This year's line up of artists bring a family-friendly fun party atmosphere to Matarangi for another fabulous day of food, wine and music by the beach.

Sound Republic band


Sugafix is a dynamic versatile 4-piece band that specializes in making people move. With a repertoire that spans across genres and eras, they are the go-to choice for those seeking an unforgettable dance experience at the 2024 A Taste of Matarangi festival.

Fronted by a dynamic duo, Sugafix boasts both male and female lead vocals that sets them apart.

With their infectious grooves, powerhouse vocals, and ability to cater to diverse musical tastes Sugafix create a sound that’s pure musical joy as it is timeless.
Prepare to be swept away by the magic of Sugafix as they save the best to last, headlining and delivering an unforgettable closing set that leaves festival goers craving for more.

Pow Wow band

Black and Gold

Embark on a musical adventure with Black and Gold, a dynamic ensemble that defies genre boundaries and invites you to experience the fusion of sound at its finest.

The story of Black and Gold is one of a shared commitment to the craft. This ensemble brought together a collection of musical entertainers that have been part of the journey for nearly 10 years, each contributing a unique hue to the collective palette. The stage has become Black and Gold’s second home, where their performances are a testament to the camaraderie and chemistry that has flourished over a decade of collaboration.

For the 2024 A Taste of Matarangi festival, Black and Gold will comprise of four extraordinary musicians: Stevie Cat Jnr - drums, Wills Lokeni - keys & base, Francis Kora - bass and vocals, and Marc Joseph - lead guitar and vocals. Whether you enjoy a sing a long, dancing or someone who simply appreciates the magic of live music, Black and Gold’s ability to seamlessly transition between genres ensures that there’s something for everyone and it will leave you craving for more.



Cosha is a harmonious blend of musical talent, consisting of two passionate artists dedicated to creating an unforgettable musical experience. They offer a versatile range of music, from timeless classics to contemporary hits, all delivered with their unique acoustic touch.

Cosha perform epic tunes with searing vocals, delivering instrumental sweetness ensuring there’s something for everyone. Cosha brings a fresh and unique sound to every performance, making them a perfect addition to A Taste of Matarangi.

Francie Lidgard

Francie Lidgard

Francie Lidgard is a talented 17 year-old singer-songwriter hailing from Kuaotunu. Francie’s music reflects her own musical tastes and experiences and she  believes in the power of music to bring people together and make a positive impact. Her music is not only relatable but also has a way of making you reflect on your own journey through life.

Francie is not just a singer-songwriter; she is a storyteller and a voice for her generation. Keep an eye out for this local sensation as she takes to the stage at the A Taste of Matarangi festival.

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