• When: 3rd Mar 3:40pm
  • Where: Tangata Whenua Stage
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Tipene, hailing from Aotearoa, NZ, is considered one of Aotearoa’s leading bilingual Hip-Hop artists with an uplifting message deeply rooted in Te Ao Māori (Māori Worldview).

In just over a decade-long career, Tipene has quietly amassed over 14 million streams across 3 studio albums, is a two-time APRA Silver Scroll top 5 Finalist, had multiple NZ charting singles, and over 100,000 online followers.

Tipene is most known for his debut track “West Side Hori” an autobiography of Tipene which earned him his first APRA Silver Scroll finalist nomination and the Remix featuring Sid Diamond and Sir T at 9 million streams across Youtube and Spotify.

His latest project “We No Muck Around” released through LOOP in Dec 2022, has so far generated 350k online streams and 3 music videos shot by award winning Videographer Shae Stirling. Tipene toured with L.A.B on summer tour in Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay and Whangarei playing to around 40k people in attendance.

In 2019, Tipene became an ambassador for Māori Music, won the award for “Best Maori Urban Artist” and has been a finalist for multiple Waiata Māori Music Awards including consecutive nominations for Best Solo Māori Male, Best Music Video by a Māori Artist, Best Song by a Māori artist and Best Māori Songwriter and Best Hip Hop Album