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Christmas in the City! A Youth Mini-Fest: LAUNCH

***This event is for 14-18 year olds ONLY. It is strictly Alcohol and Drug free.***
Launch Events & Nelson City Council present…
Christmas in the City! A Youth Mini-Fest featuring Rei Music & a massive lineup of national and local talent!
With a diverse range of food and drink available on site, an awesome stage and a massive line up – this event is an awesome want to end 2020 on an awesome note!
Kirby Lane (105 Bridge Street), 4pm-9pm
$10+bf tickets available here:
Special Guests:
Afta Dina Mint
Mike Nicholas
***Are you a Youth artist? (DJ, band, solo etc.) please message the page, we have a few slots left!***
Rei, a.k.a Callum Rei McDougall (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Pākeha) is a 26-year-old multi talented musician from Wellington, New Zealand. Currently based in Auckland, his music seamlessly bridges multiple genres, in particular Urban and Electronic. His new album “The Bridge” was released on July 26th and was nominated for 2 Tui’s at last years’ VNZMA’s. It features his recent single ‘Good Mood’ which hit #1 on the US Viral 50 Chart on Spotify in 2018 and has racked up over 3 million streams. Rei recently toured heavily across NZ last
summer, playing to thousands at major festivals One Love, RnV, Sounsplash and Splore. His latest single ‘Too Easy’ was also playlisted heavily on ZM, Mai and Flava. Rei has won a number of awards for his music and has been a finalist in major categories. He won Best Māori Urban album at the Waiata Māori Music Awards in 2015 and 2017 and the best music video award (for The Chief’s Speech) in 2016. His albums were finalists for best engineer at the 2017 and 2018 NZ Music Awards. Rei co-won best emerging manager in 2018 at the Music Managers Awards. In March 2019, Rei had the opportunity to write songs with Justin Grey (Luis Fonsi, John Legend, Avril Lavigne), Jenna Andrews (Drake, Majid Jordan, Noah Cyrus) and Nate Campany (Dua Lipa, Broods, Carly Rae Jepson). 2020 also saw Rei win the Māori Music Award for Best Hip Hop Album for his Te Reo Album ‘Hoea’. He has also mentored as a part of the prestigious young Māori songwriters program ‘Pao Pao Pao’.
Other notable achievements: His album ‘A Place to Stand’ debuted at #1 on the NZ iTunes Hip Hop chart and #1 on the NZ Heatseeker albums chart. The trap remix of his single ‘Hāti’ was also featured on TrapMusicHD, reaching over 158k views on Youtube in its first month.
In April 2018, Rei released his first fully Te Reo Māori project, his EP ‘Rangatira’. The EP debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music charts and has racked up over 150,000 streams
This young chief is tipped for big things, get on the waka while you still can..

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