Stan Walker, Bic Runga, Drax Project to perform in te reo Māori at Waiata Athems Live

A host of Aotearoa's most iconic artists are set to perform their biggest songs in te reo Māori for one night only at Auckland's Civic Theatre. 

Stan Walker, Bic Runga, Che Fu and Hollie Smith are among the acts taking the stage for the live reimagining of the Waiata Anthems album which topped the New Zealand charts last year. 

The September 17 gig will take place during Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020 (Māori Language Week), and all proceeds will be donated to the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, who provide music therapy services to help people with disabilities.

Bic Runga said in a statement she was "so excited" to be a part of the show. 

"It will be a great chance to share the beautiful Civic stage with so many fellow musicians for the first time live on our shared te reo Māori musical journeys."

Also joining the line up are Annie Crummer, Don McGlashan, Drax Project, Katchafire and Melodownz, with more to be announced.

Waita Anthems album project manager Hinewehi Mohi says the music featured in the event has "unlocked massive potential for the way we might perceive, create, produce and consume music in Aotearoa". 

"It's shown how powerful music is as a way to popularise, normalise and revitalise te reo Māori and that we have the capacity to wow the world through waiata."

Tickets to the general public go on sale August 4.