Performers 2018

Show:

A Girl Named Mo

A unique brand of soulful electronica is led by the amazing vocal talents of Moana Ete.

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 10:50am

Afrokan Quintet

100% authentic Afro-Cuban Jazz, a collaboration between graduates of the NZ School of Music and resident Afro-Latino musicians. 

Where:Colombo St
When:4th Mar 12:00pm

Alexa Casino

cheer up try hard tear up cry hard

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 1:15pm

All Seeing Hand

Throat///Turntables///Drums

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 3:00pm

Anastasia Dolinina & Matias Ceballos

Wellington based Chilean composer, musician and vocalist, and Russian and Spanish vocalist, actor.

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 12:10pm

Ayn Randy

Aotearoa punx, pop, garage-y, grunge-y, emojicore, DIY, dog lovers and one extreme cat lover, artist....

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 6:00pm

Bad Friend

four young emos at heart

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 12:30pm

Black Coffee After Party and Exhibition

133 Riddiford Street

Where:Black Coffee
When:4th Mar 1:00pm

Bonaparte

Berlin’s own electronic-rock-afro-rave-pop outfit BONAPARTE is back in Aotearoa

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 7:20pm

Bulgarian Dance Workshop

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

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 10:30am

C-26

instinctive South American flair and Kiwi musical talent

Where:Colombo St
When:4th Mar 12:00pm

Carb On Carb

...we just keep touring.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 2:20pm

Career Girls

Career Girls focuses on the fundamental basis of bass orientated club music - rhythm and texture.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 4:15pm

Circus Cabaret

Iva Nolife, Julia Bromley, Laura Oakley, and Aidin Ralfe perform.

Where:Arney St
When:4th Mar 11:00am & 1:45pm

Clube do Choro

Clube do Choro are New Zealand’s very own Brazilian Choro band. 

Where:Colombo St
When:4th Mar 11:00am

Connor Moore

Connor Moore is an acoustic singer-songwriter originally from Wanaka; music to her is like breathing.

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 4:30pm

Cumbia Blazera!

South American Cumbia music which is fast, groovy and made for dancing.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 3:30pm

Cumbia Bros

We play happy and energetic music, making the audience dance and assuring a great party atmosphere.

Where:Colombo St
When:4th Mar 1:00pm

Dam Dans

Olivia, Jacqui, Brooke & Penelope

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 3:50pm

Dimestore Skanks

Wellington's 8 piece party ska pack with potato and gravy.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 2:20pm

DJ Panda

DJ Panda likes to organize events with people and for people in her communities.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 12:30pm

Dub fi Dub

Rapid fire rounds from SUB BASS and MOMENTUM!

Where:Donald McLean St
When:4th Mar 4:00pm

E/N/T

The mood is dark, ambient, tribal, heavy, deep, post punk, minor, psychedelic, hazy, trancy, intense, afro-goth.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 2:45pm

Earth Tongue

Earth Tongue dwell in the distant future past

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 1:10pm

EDIE

Edie explores vocal and sonic worlds, sometimes haunting, sometimes transcendental, and sometimes downright confronting.

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 11:40am

Forn Sow Mai by Educate Thai/New Zealand Society

a traditional dance from Northern of Thailand

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 3:00pm

Gold Medal Famous

Gold Medal Famous is an excellent avant-garde pop trio that has been kicking round Wellington stages since 2008.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 11:40am

Grove Roots

It's more than a band, we're a production unit, a waka, a culture and way of life, a platform and network for our reo and kaupapa Maori.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 11:00am

Hans Pucket

Introspective and off-kilter lyrics and melodies.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 11:20am

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

A group of women ages 25-75, who enjoy dancing hula to beautiful Hawaiian music.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 12:50pm

Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington.

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 2:00pm

Hula Fix

Hula Fix is a fusion of Pacific Island movements to get your body moving.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:45am

Into Orbit

An experimental rock duo based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 3:20pm

Jef Minus

A slick mix of punk pop and rock, high octane chorus driven hookfest!

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 10:20am

Josie Moon

Restless pop songs I guess

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

Klezmer Rebs

Klezmer Rebs are a 7 piece Wellington band formed in 2002 that plays (mostly) klezmer music.

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 11:20am

Kozo Kaos

A high energy roller coaster ride of juggling, stunts, and danger!

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:4th Mar 11:30am & 3:15pm

Kubatana and the Moringa Dancers

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers are a high energy, high tempo drum and dance group.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 11:40am

Ladi6

Having spent yet another summer wowing audiences with effortless grace it’s no wonder Ladi6 has been in such high demand.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 2:00pm

Le French Confection - The Boomtown Okrabats

Wellington based circus duo, blending fun characters, ridiculous ideas and graceful, death defying stunts into tidy little stories.

Where:Gordon St
When:4th Mar 12:15pm

Lisa Tomlins

Expect an assortment of original tunes and rearrangements of old and nu skool R&B/Soul and Jazz.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 2:20pm

Ludus

Ludus is the downtempo ambient electronic project of Wellingtonian Emma Bernard.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 7:15pm

Matiu Te Huki

Musician, Teacher, Facilitator, Bad ass

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 1:20pm

Mehana

A 5-piece ensemble with a unique repertoire influenced by traditional Balkan and gypsy music styles

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 12:50pm

Mighty Ukes

The Mighty Ukes love to network and build happy fun communities because they know how to Uke & Spread the Love.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 12:00pm

MOMENTUM

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

Where:Donald McLean St
When:4th Mar 12:30pm & 2:00pm

Motte

Experimental Delay loop violin artist Motte, creates carefully constructed layered strings with vocals and improvised noise flourishes.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 5:00pm

Move It Danceworks

Move It Dance showcases some of their 2017 competition routines.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:20am

Mr Fungus

Check out the latest nonsense from ‘New Zealand’s Loudest Mime’ MR FUNGUS.

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:4th Mar 1:00pm

Myrtle the Mermaid

Come and meet Wellington's very own mermaid!

Namesake

Low-fi indie emo pop, simple hooks and hearts on sleeves. Sentimental, sad and hopeful summer vibes.

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 2:20pm

Newtown Festival Official Opening

The Newtown Festival Street Fair Day Official Opening is on the Newtown New World Community Stage

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 9:30am

Newtown Rocksteady

Newtown Festival's favourite house band

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 12:30pm

Nga Uri Taniwha

Mai i te karamatamatatanga o te Remutaka ki Põkai Mangumangu, ki Pareraho, ki Tirohanga, ki Tukutuku, ki Puke Tirotiro, ki Pukeariki, huhū rā te puaha o Te Awakairangi, whakawhiti atu ki Tangi a te

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:20am

No Accident

No Accident has been producing music for the last couple of years, with two album releases to show for it and a third just around the corner.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 11:00am

Onono

ONONO is a New Zealand psych pop band, borrowing from fellow Wellington acts Red Sky Blues, Sport Royal and Hans Pucket.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 3:15pm

Orchestra of Spheres

Psychedelic disco and ancient future funk.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 4:15pm

Pablo The Puzzle

Pablo invites you to come solve The Puzzle

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:4th Mar 12:15pm & 4:00pm

Physical

Songs to wake up to, songs to break up to, songs to work out to.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 2:00pm

Priest Fr. Alexey Popkov

Preserving Russian culture and introducing it in New Zealand

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 2:35pm

Rainbow Chan

pop hooks, fractured samples and incisive lyrics to interrogate love, power and gender relations

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 5:00pm

Ras Judah

Our sound reflects the band's cultural diversity; a fusion of Afro Jazz, Folk, Roots Reggae, Kiwiana and hinds of Latin rhythmic flavours. 

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

REI

It’s not often that an artist seamlessly fuses hip hop, dancehall, club bangers and some sweet love songs...

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 11:40am

Richard Dada

Creamy low-fi psychedelic folk music.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 4:00pm

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:4th Mar

Sam Manzanza Africa Music Experience

hot and spicy afro beat to take you to the moon and dance non stop

Where:South Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 11:00am

Sendam Rawkustra

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

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 1:20pm

Sheeps

The Sheeps sound is complex, genre-bending and highly dynamic. For fans of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, and Jakob.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

Signer

Dubbing some minimal grooves

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 5:45pm

Sky Canvas

Sky Canvas are a 5-piece kaleidoscopic prog/soul-hop fiesta. Delivering their blend of stirring vocals and colourful, fiery grooves, ready your fine selves for a grippingly energetic ride!

Where:Hall St
When:4th Mar 8:00pm

Slow

Indie-pop for romantic skeptics.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 11:45am

Sport Suzie

I don't play Sport, I am Sport

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:4th Mar 10:45am & 2:30pm

Strange Stains

Strange stains is a solo Wellington-based musician whose sound is personified by dominant deep drone and synth sounds, 80's alien beats and layered vocals.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 3:30pm

SUB BASS

With a passion for heavy bass and crashing breaks, SUB:BASS was born.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:4th Mar 10:00am & 1:10pm

Tai Chi

Join in with NCCC’s Tai Chi class - for a bit of mellow before the hectic festival day!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

Tary-Bary

Tary-Bary performs Russian folk music and songs the way they were traditionally played in Russian road taverns.

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 10:50am

Teeth

Teeth. NZ's freshest new fuzz-fanfare gentle-chaos-noise group.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 1:20pm

Tei.

He hit me up, yeah he thinks I’m bold / I’m a chai soy latte they don’t make me cold.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 6:30pm

The Alex Moffat Selection

A singer songwriter based in Karori, Wellington.  Influences are  The Blue Nile, Counting Crows and Graham Parker. Alex’s first album is ‘East’. It is a mixture of Pop, Soul and Gospel in an

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 4:30pm

The Beths

Auckland 4-piece THE BETHS channel their longtime friendship into smart, earnest and powerful guitar pop.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 6:20pm

The Famous Rubberband Boy

The Rubberband Boy, Man or Monster? Ingenious or Idiot? You decide!

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:4th Mar 10:00am & 1:45pm

The Scallywags

Scallywags gather from schools around the region and sing songs from the last 100 years. At the festival this year we’re treated to the team from Newtown School.

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 11:10am

The Spines

The Spines have been and continue to be a big part of the fabric of Wellington’s original music scene for 35 years now.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 4:20pm

The Travesties

With a Dunedin sound, two women guitarists rock the stage backed with musical bass lines and atmospheric drumming.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 10:50am

The Tudor Consort

The Tudor Consort is a specialist early choral group based in Wellington, New Zealand, made up of the region’s finest choral singers.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 1:20pm

TUi MAMAKi + DiNYOSA Balkan Choir

DiNYOSA Balkan Choir is a specially formed group of Wellington singers crystallised around the jewel-like voice of TUi MAMAKi, a bi-cultural songbird.

Where:Emmett St
When:4th Mar 1:40pm

TUMA (Maori Martial Arts)

taking Maori Martial Arts to a new level

Where:North Riddiford St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

Unsanitary Napkin

Anarcho-punk band from Pōneke.

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 7:00pm

Upper Hutt Posse

Upper Hutt Posse are a three to seven-piece rap-reggae fusion band with radical lyricism at its core.

Where:Constable St
When:4th Mar 2:10pm

Wallace

Future soul singer and songwriter

Where:Normanby St
When:4th Mar 3:00pm

Wax Chattels

Guitarless Guitar Music

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 5:20pm

Wellington Batucada

Bringing the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to Wellington. Image credit: Geoff Infield

Where:Parade: Rintoul St to Newtown Ave
When:4th Mar 3:30pm

Zamba Flam

Zamba Flam will get your Latino juices flowing & you will just have to dance to their old favourites and inspiring originals.

Where:Colombo St
When:4th Mar 10:00am

Zero Cool

minimalist cry-laugh feels with rural NZ drama community charm

Where:Wilson St
When:4th Mar 12:20pm