Six60, Bic Runga to perform at Waiata Māori Music Awards

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 15: Marlon Gerbes (keyboards), Eli Paewai (drums), Matiu Walters (vocals),  Ji Fraser (lead guitar) and Chris Mac (bass) of Six60 perform on stage during the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Spark Arena on November 15, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage)
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Kiwi band Six60 has been confirmed to perform at the upcoming Waiata Māori Music Awards alongside a host of other homegrown talent. 

The 'White Lines' hitmakers will be joined by Troy Kingi, Taisha, Bic Runga, Theia and La Coco, who will also take the stage at the red carpet event. 

New Zealand songstress Pixie Williams will receive the Iconic Award with a performance by Kristen Te Rito in her honour. 

The awards ceremony will take place on September 13 as part of Te Marama Pūoru Waiata Māori - Māori Music Month. 

It aims to "to encourage, honour and celebrate the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical composition by Māori artists". 

Katchafire, Tipene, Theia and Amba Holly are among those nominated for awards. 

On September 6, many of the country's biggest musicians will release their hit songs in Te Reo in celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week. 

The Waiata/Anthems album will feature Six60's 'Don't Forget Your Roots', Stan Walker's 'Thank You' and Big Runga's 'Sway'. 


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