Charting rapper Kaleb Vitale - aka K.One - is to head a host of performers in his hometown of Masterton for the Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Matariki Festival this week.
Kyra Hill, event organiser and Kahungunu ki Wairarapa administrator, said the twilight event is to be held at the Marist Rugby Club at Trust House Memorial Park and will start about 4pm on July 6 with free children's rides and a karaoke concert.
She said entry is free to the festival, which will run to about 7.30pm.
Performers to take the festival stage will include Wairarapa acts DJ Main-1, Tama Pira from the Songs From The Inside television show and album, Makoura College band Koia, and Kiriana Wilcocks.
The Rezpect and Swagga dance crews from Hastings also will perform and host a Move Your Body dance competition, Ms Hill said.
Guest artist for the night will be rap juggernaut Kaleb Vitale, aka K.One, who was born and raised in Masterton. His song So Long with Scribe is the latest in a mounting list of big name collaborations off his debut album, Far From Home.
Over the past several years Vitale has worked with Opshop's Jason Kerrigan, J. Williams and his childhood idol, Che Fu.
The event will end with a fireworks display set to Maori music, which will hopefully be a spectacle the whole community will enjoy.
It would be the fourth Matariki fireworks display the pyrotechnics team has completed in a month and reviews of the previous show had been fantastic.
Matariki is a small cluster of stars known as the Pleiades and translated means tiny eyes, or eyes of God.
Matariki appears from late May in the western dawn skies, where the star system remains until the end of June.