Performers 2019

Show:

Alan Downes

Alan sings lyrical ballads about the New Zealand that we need to remember, the good times and how the bad times can give you the best yarns

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Ana Te Kōtiro

Waiporoporo; The Purple hues of a bruise etched on your psyche, the purple hues of a kiss etched on your psyche

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Anahita

Anahita is a Wellington based songwriter who spends her time making pop music with an ambient, experimental kick

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Annabel Lee

Ethereal music from the sanctity of teenage bedrooms

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Archie The Brave

Thoughtful lyrics sung with catchy melodies over full bodied synth-pop-rock-dance music

Where:Colombo St
When:3rd Mar

Balkany

Brass, vocals, percussion, strings, and squeezebox; music, wine, and good times!

Where:Colombo St
When:3rd Mar

BEING.

Being.’s music leans towards a Melancholy-Surf aesthetic as she jumps from zest-drenched Indie Pop to introspective spoken word

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Ben Woods

Christchurch based artist whose music exists in a limbo between considered lo-fi sounds and tuneful emotional prose.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Bic Runga

The winner of almost every musical honour in New Zealand.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

BIG FAT RARO

Tokerau Wilson is a Rarotongan/European multidisciplinary artist, working within improvisational visuals and sound

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Big Girls

Giant Puppet representatives made by Women of diverse cultures who call NZ Aotearoa home will be out and about at the Fair.

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar

Brannigan Kaa

Innovative and infectious blues, funk, reggae, pop, R’n’B, big band sounds.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Bulgarian Dance Ensemble Horo

We want to share our culture with the community by introducing people to Bulgarian folk dances.

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

C-26

C-26 bring the passion and vibrancy of Colombian-style street Salsa to Kiwi audience. Be prepared to dance.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Céilí Mór with Wellington Irish Sessions

We play Irish traditional music - great for dancing!

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

Church Of Goya

Church of Goya is a three piece band that sounds like a construction site during a thunderstorm.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

CRYSTAL

Drawing inspiration from what it’s like to be a teenager in this windy city.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

D. Tyrone

D. Tyrone is a queer, electronic musician based in Tamaki Makaurau.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

D. Tyrone (DJ set)

D. Tyrone is a queer, electronic musician based in Tamaki Makaurau.

Where:Bebemos
When:3rd Mar

Dr Reknaw

Medicinal music for all ages

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

E/N/T

SOLITARY SUBURBAN DRONE

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

Earth to Zena

Lucid dream pop melodies and reverb heavy rhythms that ricochet from searing noise to delicate ambience

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Everybodies Choir

Everybodies Choir - An inclusive community choir.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Flix Rose

Her focus on originals makes you feel connected to her songs with their honest observations.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

fruit juice parade

we make emo music

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Grawlixes

Indie-folk band with intelligent, infectious songs about relationships and not being invited to parties.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Grayson Gilmour

Grayson Gilmour has a threefold musical life - solo artist, band member and film composer.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

Hawaiian inspired dance with lovely warm music from the islands

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Holy Serpent

It's safe to say that Holy Serpent's venom is more potent than ever before

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Hot Drugs

When spies, secret agents and beatniks get together to drink cocktails and go wild, the punch will be spiked with HOT DRUGS!

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

i.e crazy

Shards of sonic debris and forgotten pop-culture detritus and braids them together with refractive, idiosyncratic narrative-folk voices.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

imugi 이무기

A poppin’ two-piece band consisting of colourful producer Carl Ruwhiu & Yery Cho- a smooth mix of synth-pop, R&B, funk and spoken word

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Ingrid and the Ministers

Psychedelic 'frock' music from down-under.

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

IT

An up and coming Hip-Hop/RnB Artist taking the local scene by storm, pulling inspiration from a range of old-school to modern artists.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Jaggers X Lines

scratched-up sideways pop with tender lyrics and turntablist sensibilities

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

JDK

A showcase of inclusive performance, demonstrating the powerful force of dance to move, inspire and transform lives. Dance for life, dance for all, but above all, Just Dance Krazy!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Jesse Drysdale

Born and raised here in Newtown.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Jude Madill

Living in Wellington, Jude plays both solo and in The Madillionaires around the local folk scene.

Where:Monterey Courtyard
When:3rd Mar

Julie Lamb

Julie Lamb and Shan Jordan originals, rearranged into acoustic kick arse goodness!

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Kubatana and the Moringa Dancers

African style moves and grooves to get you rocking.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

La Cura

Southern Italian traditional folk roots punk

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

Ladyfruit

put me in a box and i'll imagine it into a spaceship and blast off.

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

Linen

Acid Rock Trio, Linen, are three long-time friends who live in Wellington NZ.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Luochen Dance Academy to China Culture Centre

Our mission is to promote Chinese Dance, enriching local culture life.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Lydia Cole

Inspired to translate emotion into song, Lydia touches hearts by the purity in her voice, intimate lyrics, and flawless live performances.

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Lynette Diaz

If Joan Baez and Marianne Faithful got together and birthed a singer-songwriter, Lynette would be their love child.

Where:Monterey Courtyard
When:3rd Mar

MaracaTui

All the way from Pernambuco in north-east Brazil to the shores of New Zealand

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

Maxwell Young

Independent romantic pop futurist.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Mermaidens

Mermaidens' sound offers a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

mHz

Hi-fi low-res techno

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Mimi Gilbert

In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi Gilbert is harmony driven with a love for deep rhythm creating layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound.

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Miss June

Combining elements of punk, no-wave and rock to create sound with melodic hooks and fast driven immediately recognisable riffs.

Where:WIlson St
When:3rd Mar

MOMENTUM

Aotearoa's premier Jungle collective bringing back the classic 90s bass and breaks sound

Where:Donald McLean St
When:3rd Mar

Move It Danceworks

Move It Danceworks is a dance school with classes available in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary for all ages.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Mr Fungus

NZ’s Loudest Mime returns to sample the fair

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:3rd Mar

mr sterile Assembly

Boisterous non-fiction rock from the southern suburbs of Wellington

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

Mr Wizowski

Mr Wizowski will be performing with Craig the stunt carrot

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:3rd Mar

Narukami Taiko

You'll hear them before you see them, Narukami Taiko spread the sound and vibrations of Japanese drums to Wellington.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Nation

Energetic and engaging music that will have you grooving long after they've left the stage

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Neils Gedge

Niels Gedge is a songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist from Greytown. He draws on country, blues, gospel, folk and soul styles.

Where:Monterey Courtyard
When:3rd Mar

No Man's Heath

Fusing intricate finger style guitar with sorrowful vocals the songs of No mans heath are reminiscent of Elliott Smith, Sun Kil Moon and Nick Drake.

Where:Monterey Courtyard
When:3rd Mar

O-Boy!

Just two gals making heavy fuzzy tunes

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

OgKushhh

OgKushh brings you sweet smooth sounding music to further increase your high and take you to another level.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Orangefarm

Urgent melodic indie pop

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

Owen Carty

A listenable mixture of some of the best Spanish, Country/Jazz and Blues fingerstyle

Where:Monterey Courtyard
When:3rd Mar

Pascal Ackermann

It’s not always plain sailing for Swiss clown Pascal Ackermann…

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:3rd Mar

Qualen Mathlay

Smack in the middle of old school and new school hip hop

Where:Mid Constable St
When:3rd Mar

RadioActive.FM DJs

RadioActive.FM will have DJs on the RadioActive.FM and Coffee Supreme South Stage all day.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Ria Hall

A blazing female force on the NZ music scene, creating music with an urban yet distinctive Māori flair.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Richter City Rebels

Aotearoa's first and finest New Orleans second-line band!

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar

Rick Sahar

Rick Sahar will be supporting performers on the New World Community Stage, providing a bit of comedic continuity in between the great local talent.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Rob Whelan

Rob performs heartfelt life journey originals and protest songs never fail to captivate and move hearts.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Rogernomix

D-beat hardcore punk from down the road.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Sam Manzanza & Afro Beat Band

Highest energy performance sure to move your soul, a spectacular showcase of high energy, upbeat music and positive vibes.

Where:Colombo St
When:3rd Mar

Samba Coletivo Aotearoa

Bringing the sweet sounds and fun festive vibes of roots Samba music

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

Sendam Rawkustra

Turning madness on its head into something spontaneous, special, unique, and creatively rich.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Septic Steamfish

Half an hour of jaw dropping aerial and ground acrobatics

Where:Arney St
When:3rd Mar

Ska Pai

Upbeat six-piece ska/punk group incorporating energetic alternative ska with some classic Kiwi sounds and a slice of South America

Where:Colombo St
When:3rd Mar

Sky Canvas

Absorbing, charged vocals and colourful synth/guitar textures meet with fiery, dancing rhythms.

Where:Colombo St
When:3rd Mar

Skye Broberg

Multiple Guinness World Record holder Skye Broberg brings a joyful show of circus brilliance and amazing contortion

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:3rd Mar

Só Samba

High-energy exposition of Brazilian culture

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

Solid Gold Dance Crew

Welington's bombastic retrotastic futuristic dance crew!

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Spook the Horses

Weaving together a unique sonic texture, as well as mesmerizing visual art

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

SUB:BASS

heavy bass and crashing breaks

Where:Donald McLean St
When:3rd Mar

Summer Body

Newtown local duo, fresh out of a mouldy flat basement.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

Tai Chi

Join in with the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre’s Tai Chi class - for a bit of mellow before the hectic festival day!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Tangata Circus Company

Three Wellingtonians demonstrate spectacular skills in this high energy circus show

Where:Arney St
When:3rd Mar

Tazo and Wozza

A fun filled circus adventure about two friends learning about teamwork and friendship

Where:Arney St
When:3rd Mar

The Brooklyns

The Brooklyns are a group songwriters and perform songs written by the members, ranging from Folk and Country through to Punk.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

The Cosmonauts

Wellington world music trio with Soviet sauce, Balkan brashness and Italian hop hop!

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

The Gracious Deviants

Two voices, two guitars, and a good measure of excellent original acoustic music. What more could you need?

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

The Loose Cannons

The Loose Cannons are a refreshing and exciting young band bringing a mix of original material and classic rock favourites.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

The Night

A Newtown youth band with an upbeat sound that re-imagines alt-pop for a new generation. Infectious and energetic!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

The Polly Johnson Set

Performing dazzling nuggets of musical gold, tunes of murder, love and farming equipment. 

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

The Scallywags

The Scallywags are a group of kids that love to Rock the Uke!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

The Spectre Collective

A mixture of off-kilter swampy grooves, mind altering psychedelia, and catchy kraut jams.

Where:Wilson St
When:3rd Mar

The T-Bone Trio

The T-Bone Trio present a soulful blend of high-energy Americana music played on guitars, banjos, fiddles and double bass.

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

The Thirsty Night Music Club

One morning they woke up and realised they had become The Thirsty Night Music Club.

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

The Toni Smith Show

Fun and wicked, the Toni Smith Show will amuse kids of all ages.

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:3rd Mar

Thomas Swingler

Swingler is a lyricist/songwriter crafting honest music that inhabits thought, depth and a positive darkness

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Tidal Rave

Wellington’s Tidal Rave draw from a variety of styles of garage rock, including a healthy dose of the surf rock alluded to in the group's name.

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Tohorā

Māori composer-performer Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) is a diverse explorer in the newly revived evolution of Taonga Puoro.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Totems

Totems makes experimental electronic music that combines a wide range of styles which are equally ready for dancefloors or headphones

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

Totems (DJ set)

Totems makes experimental electronic music that combines a wide range of styles which are equally ready for dancefloors or headphones

Where:Bebemos
When:3rd Mar

Unchained XL

Hiphop artist and producer with unique, afrocentric sounds, and themes of faith, identity, justice, virtue and cultural innovation

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Ursula Le Sin

Electronic music inhabiting the intersection of meteorite shower soundscapes and luminous icicle techno

Where:Newtown Ave
When:3rd Mar

VANDEL

Dancing through life, even when the music stops

Where:Normanby St
When:3rd Mar

Vic Manuel and Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly

eclectic with a nod to early Americana

Where:Gordon Pl
When:3rd Mar

Vox Ethno

16 member female vocal group performing traditional Balkan and European folk music à capella and with a band featuring traditional instruments.

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

Wellington Batucada

Bringing the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to Wellington

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar

Wellington New Chinese Friendship Association

Our team is the first Chinese dancing group in Wellington, promoting Chinese culture for more than 15 years.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Wistful Tunes

Wellington-based world music ensemble spanning continents and genres from traditional to nostalgic, from folk to dance music.

Where:Emmett St
When:3rd Mar

WOMB

'I want to listen to their music on my deathbed.' - Womb’s Mum

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar

Yayné

Neo-soul singer, songwriter

Where:South Riddiford St
When:3rd Mar