With a great line up of live music and entertainment, delicious food, fine local beer and wine and seafood, summer in Marlborough wouldn’t be complete without the Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival.
This quintessentially Marlburian event has been Servin’ up a Whole Ocean of Fun for 14 years, and 2018 promises to be the best one yet!
South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are headlining the 2018 Festival supported by a great line up of live entertainment and all sorts of fun stuff to enjoy like cooking demonstrations, market stalls, industry displays, celebrity chef Nadia Lim, a Strong Man Competition, KidsZone to keep the wee ones busy, and we’ve even got an Irish Band to help us celebrate St Patrick’s Day!
Come and join us for a whole day of family fun at the Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival, Saturday the 17th March 2018 (That’s Saint Patrick’s Day!)
The Black Seeds
While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band nearly two decades ago, The Black Seeds’ sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundations. It’s “contemporary groove music with influences from soul and funk and reggae rhythms” explains guitarist/vocalist Barnaby Weir.
Described by Clash Magazine as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet,” The Black Seeds legendary eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go, fueling multi-platinum sales and a growing worldwide following. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds live show delivers a soul party on time, every time.
‘Nude Food’ advocate Nadia Lim is all about everyday simple, healthy, delicious food.
As a budding young cook, (who’s idol was Jamie Oliver), when she was just 12 years old she came up with the idea of ‘Nude Food’, and it has been her mantra ever since. She wasn’t referring to cooking or eating in the nude, in case that’s what you were thinking! Rather, Nude Food signifies fresh, natural, real food, which is free from being dressed up in fancy packages, marketing and additives, a message she conveys to her audiences with her fresh, bright and tasty recipes.
It’s been a big ride for the Otago University qualified dietitian and former MasterChef New Zealand winner over the last few years.
She has seven best-selling cookbooks, is one of the founders of My Food Bag, a genius recipe and meal kit delivery service, has her own lifestyle Magazine ‘Nadia’ which was crowned 2017 Supreme Magazine of the Year and is the proud mum of Bodhi!
She is also ambassador of the Cambodia Charitable Trust, a charity that supports schools and teacher training colleges in rural Cambodia, helping to re-build the education system after the atrocious Pol Pot regime.
The Filthy Two
The Filthy Two are a hard rockin’, toe tappin’ multi-instrumental duo specialising in a tasty mixture of Celtic roots-rock and current and classic
crowd favourites. The ‘Two swap vocals, harmonies and a diverse range of instruments to create a sound that is much larger and more varied than a duo should have any right to be… and always performed completely live – no backing tracks allowed!
The Filthy Two deliver a performance stretching anywhere from a hushed acapella harmony to blistering hard rock!
StrongMan is an exciting spectacle sport where you may see massive trucks pulled, gigantic boulders shifted, cars flipped, & tree trunks carried. Not only are these impressive feats of strength but they are all done as fast as possible.
Witness athlete’s battle for the biggest, heaviest and fasted lifts of the day at our StrongMan and StrongWoman demonstration at the Havelock Mussel and Seafood Festival, 2018.