David Rodigan (UK)
The reggae/dancehall legend that is David Rodigan will finally make his New Zealand debut at Splore.
Dubbed the “Gentleman Rudeboy” Rodigan has for 40 years championed Jamaican music via a number of London’s radio stations (currently broadcasting on BBC 1Xtra)..
A Rodigan DJ set is both a history lesson and a high energy celebration of reggae, dancehall, rocksteady and drum n bass.
In 2012 he was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and in the same year took home the World Cup Clash title in Queens NYC.
In 2014 he joined forces with Chase and Status and Shy FX under the Rebel Sound moniker and in front of 25,000 fans won the Red Bull Music Culture soundclash.
Since then David has continued his relentless touring schedule across the globe, headlining stages at festivals including Parklife, Glastonbury, Bestival, Outlook and Snowbombing whilst juggling two radio shows on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 2.
2017 saw the release of David’s critically and commercially acclaimed autobiography ‘Rodigan My Life In Reggae’ which became a #1 Amazon Best Seller and was nominated for Rough Trade Book Of The Year.
2018 sees David celebrate his 40th Anniversary in the music business. A remarkable achievement marked by a global world tour and a unique project involving the Outlook Orchestra. David together with the 25-piece sold out the Royal Festival Hall in a staggering 25 minutes, and summer 2018 will see David and the Outlook Orchestra perform on main-stages across festival season.