Lost Tribe Aotearoa

  • When: 3rd Mar 4:45pm
  • Where: Tangata Whenua Stage
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Lost Tribe Aotearoa (LTA) are an 8-piece family-based band who share conscious messages through their lyrics. Their sound is an eclectic mix of roots, dub, rock, ska and blues and they are well known for their high energy live shows and the contagious uplifting vibes their music evokes.

Lost Tribe Aotearoa’s talent was spotted in June 2018 when they won Mai FM’s Big Break competition with debut single ‘Irie’ which reached a high of #7 in the NZ Charts. They went on to release their debut EP Stick Together in May 2019, and the band quickly established a loyal fan base Stick Together surpassed 2 million streams on Spotify. In 2019, Lost Tribe Aotearoa were nominated for best roots artist next to LAB and Troy Kingi at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMA’s).

They went on to release their debut self-titled album LTA in May 2020, which achieved over 3m streams on Spotify and their music videos reached beyond 4 million streams on Youtube. ‘Wickedman, Irie’ and ‘Reflections’ also achieved commercial success with mainstream radio plays on stations such as Hauraki and Mai Fm. Their high energy live shows and infectious good vibes earned regular spots on the conscious festival circuit including Spirit Festival, Revive and Earthbeat festival, as well as regular spots at Soundsplash and for the first time in 2023, a spot on Homegrowns iconic mainstage.

"Lost Tribe Aotearoa have an interestingly broad musical palette within the genre, and although they inevitably slip into reggae's musical and lyrical reference points they mostly stand apart from the wearily familiar reggae out there. "

Graham Reid (Elsewhere)