Tour news: D'Angelo, Common, Mos Def confirmed for NZ festival

Common, one of the artists set to perform at Soulfest in October.
Common, one of the artists set to perform at Soulfest in October.

An all-star line-up of hip-hop, R&B and soul stars has been announced for a new music festival set to be held in Auckland at the end of Labour Weekend.

The festival, called Soulfest, will take place at Auckland's Western Springs on Sunday, October 26 and will feature Maxwell, D'Angelo, Common, Mos Def, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone and Musiq Soulchild.

More artists will be added to the bill, including New Zealand acts, a press release issued this morning said.

The event will be run over 10 hours in "a specially configured area" within the bottom speedway area of Western Springs Stadium.

The festival - which promises "a unique opportunity to see and hear some of the world's finest artists in a cool, relaxed and friendly atmosphere - is being held in Australia for the first time this year, with three dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

It also aims to provide "an expansive array of great soul food, and an excellent selection of wines, beers, spirits, great coffee and non-alcoholic options".

Pre-sale tickets are available from June 3, with tickets going on full reelase on June 5. Prices range from $99 for earlybird tickets, to $299 for the full VIP package.

- nzherald.co.nz

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