• When: 3rd Mar 1:15pm
  • Where: South Stage
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Lou’ana, a Kiwi Pacific Artist, singer-songwriter & musician.

A unique voice described as “…big, so beautiful and so luminous it contains worlds within worlds.” (Music Net). Inspired by American funk, soul & disco – Lou’ana infuses these nostalgic grooves with her own spirit and stories. With over a million streams on Spotify, Lou’ana’s debut album ‘Moonlight Madness’ landed her with Best Pacific Female Artist at the 2021 Pacific Music Awards and a No.18 spot in NZ’s top 20 Album charts. Her 2023 released dance-banger ‘Night Creature’ hit #2 on the Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart and #25 on Hot 40 Singles Chart, and landed a spot on ZM ‘Local’s Only’. Lou’ana & band gave an energetic grooving set at 2023 CubaDupa and Earth Beat Festival, performing her latest disco releases – Night Creature and Lost & Found.

In Summer of 2021, Lou’ana & band performed Mainstage ‘Splore’, ‘Nest Fest’, ‘Earth Beat’ and ‘NZ Spirit’ after a sold out album release show at the reputable Q theatre. With 2 solo tours under her belt and dedicated years as a full time musician – Lou’ana thrives in the live space, delivering an energetic engaging performance. Over the past year, Lou’ana has been featured in a kiwi-supergroup (Jon Toogood, Deva Mahal, Laughton Kora and more) lineup to perform the albums of David Bowie, Rolling Stones and Elton John across NZ including The Auckland Civic Theatre. And again for the 2022 Auckland Live Cabaret Festival show `The Baz Luhrmann ‘Moulin Rouge – soundtrack album show’.

Off stage, Lou’ana has been brewing up new music, so get ready for some more exciting new releases, hint hint, she’s going Disco baby!