When it comes to Kiwi music legends they don't come much bigger than Herbs – and on Saturday they’ll be performing live before the NRL clash between the Vodafone Warriors and Manly.
For more than three decades the unrivalled kings of the Pacific reggae sound have been making their mark, their enduring appeal and popularity most recently being recognised with the Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards in June.
In April the band's 1981 debut album, What's Be Happen?, was named the Independent Music NZ Classic Record in the Taite Music Prize honours, accolades which followed the band's induction to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
Their legendary hit list includes such greats as Long Ago, Nuclear Waste, Sensitive to a Smile, Dragons and Demons and the collaborations Parihaka with Tim Finn, Slice of Heaven with Dave Dobbyn and See What Love can do with Annie Crummer.
Herbs Acoustic, made up of three long-time members of Herbs, will present the Herbs magic in a stripped-down acoustic format the Vodafone Warriors and Manly do battle at 5.00pm on Saturday.
So get along to Mount Smart Stadium for a memorable treat as Herbs bring a slice of New Zealand’s music heritage to a day when the Vodafone Warriors celebrate their own heritage with their 20th anniversary season old boys’ day.