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:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 1:35pm

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:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 5:35pm

Anahita Mukherjee

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

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:30am

Annabel Lee

Ethereal music from the sanctity of teenage bedrooms

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:00pm

Archie The Brave

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

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:00am

Aw B (DJ set)

House, disco and techno with the odd shameless banger thrown in.

Where:(V1) Bebemos Garden Party
When:3rd Mar 2:00pm

Balkany

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

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:00pm

Bamzel (DJ set)

A set filled of old and new disco, techno and house dance floor grooves.

Where:(V1) Bebemos Garden Party
When:3rd Mar 12:00pm

BEING.

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 6:20pm

Ben Woods

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:20pm

Bic Runga

The winner of almost every musical honour in New Zealand.

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:00pm

Big Fat Raro

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:35pm

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 11:00am

Blood Bags

Slowed, gruffly crooned and bordering near balladry. Two great platters that are impossible to find stateside.

Where:(4b) Death Ray Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 8:10pm

Brannigan Kaa

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

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:00pm

BTD Bitches

BTD Bitches - Taking it to the streets

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:45am

Bulgarian Ensemble Horo

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

C-26 Salsa Band

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:15pm

Capoeira Angola Wellington

A mix of live music and singing bringing to the present a long historical story of resistance and the fight against an oppressive system

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

Céilí Mór with Wellington Irish Sessions

We play Irish traditional music - great for dancing!

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:15pm

Church Of Goya

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

Where:(4b) Death Ray Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 5:00pm

CRYSTAL

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:00am

D. Tyrone

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:35pm

D. Tyrone (DJ set)

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

Where:(V1) Bebemos Garden Party
When:3rd Mar 6:00pm

Dr Reknaw

Medicinal music for all ages

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

E/N/T

SOLITARY SUBURBAN DRONE

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Earth to Zena

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:20pm

Everybodies Choir

Everybodies Choir - An inclusive community choir.

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:55am

Flix Rose

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 3:20pm

fruit juice parade

we make emo music

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:50pm

Grayson Gilmour

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:20pm

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

Hawaiian inspired dance with lovely warm music from the islands

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:00am

Hollie Overton

Soothing fingerstyle indie folk with mellifluous vocals.

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 4:00pm

Holy Serpent

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

Where:(4b) Death Ray Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 7:00pm

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:(4b) Death Ray Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:00pm

i.e. crazy

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 7:20pm

Ilena

Scrawls ----> sounds

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:20am

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:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 6:25pm

Ingrid and the Ministers

Psychedelic 'frock' music from down-under.

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:40am

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:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:00pm

Jaggers x Lines

Scratched-up sideways pop with tender lyrics and turntablist sensibilities

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:50am

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:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:50am

Jesse Drysdale

Born and raised here in Newtown.

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 2:10pm

Joanna by Day

Local singer-songwriter

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Jude Madill

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

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 5:00pm

Julie Lamb

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 4:30pm

Kubatana and the Moringa Dancers

African style moves and grooves to get you rocking.

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:20am

La Cura

Southern Italian traditional folk roots punk

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:20pm

Ladyfruit

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

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:30pm

Linen

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:20am

Luochen Dance Academy & China Cultural Centre

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Lydia Cole

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

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:05pm

Lynette Diaz

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

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 11:00am

Mamazita

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:00am

MaracaTui

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:45pm

Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews crafts songs of blues, rock n roll, country & folk but his roots are firmly in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

Maxwell Young

Independent romantic pop futurist.

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:50am

Mermaidens

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:45am

mHz

Hi-fi low-res techno

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:40pm

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:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:45pm

Mirian Caberlon Dance School

Originally from the Middle East and North Africa, now a popular form of exercise inspiring women to embrace their creativity and femininity

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 11:30am

Miss June

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 7:30pm

MOMENTUM

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

Where:(12) Renegade Base Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:30pm & 2:00pm

Mongo Skato (DJ set)

Mongo Skato is Thomas E Richards, an electronic music producer and DJ from Wellington.

Where:(V1) Bebemos Garden Party
When:3rd Mar 4:00pm

Monique Aiken

Christchurch artist Monique Aiken, drifts between folk and dream pop, enjoying the challenge of pairing emotionally loaded lyrics with an upbeat band feel.

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

Move It Danceworks

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Mr Fungus

NZ’s Loudest Mime returns to sample the fair

Where:(8) McDonalds Buskers Pitch
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

mr sterile Assembly

Boisterous non-fiction rock from the southern suburbs of Wellington

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:10pm

Mr Wizowski

Mr Wizowski will be performing with Craig the stunt carrot

Where:(8) McDonalds Buskers Pitch
When:3rd Mar 11:30am & 3:15pm

Mystery Waitress

Heartache queen, sad and true.

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm

Narukami Taiko

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:05pm

Nation

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

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:50pm

Niels Gedge

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

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 12:00pm

Nigel Parry with Ruth Prentice

Nigel is a Wellington based award winning songwriter, performing with the lyrical violin of Ruth Prentice (Balkanistas).

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 11:50am

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:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 2:00pm

NZ Myanmar's Cultural Performance

Maintaining our traditional cultural dance, music, and language and share with wider communities in New Zealand

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:30pm

O-Boy!

Just two gals making heavy fuzzy tunes

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:25pm

OgKushhh

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

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:50pm

Orangefarm

Urgent melodic indie pop

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:50am

Owen Carty

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

Where:(V2) Newtown Social Club
When:3rd Mar 3:00pm

Qualen Mathlay

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

Where:(6) Living Wage Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:00pm

RadioActive.FM DJs

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Ria Hall

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

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:00pm

Richter City Rebels

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

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar 1:45pm

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:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Rob Whelan

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 12:25pm

Rogernomix

D-beat hardcore punk from down the road.

Where:(4b) Death Ray Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 6:00pm

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:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:45pm

Samba Coletivo Aotearoa

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:00pm

Sendam Rawkustra

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:15pm

Septic Steamfish

Half an hour of jaw dropping aerial and ground acrobatics

Where:(13) Circus Hub Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:40pm & 3:00pm

Ska Pai

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

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Sky Canvas x Ants Ransley

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

Where:(3) Tuatara Colombo St Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:00pm

Skye Broberg

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

Where:(8) McDonalds Buskers Pitch
When:3rd Mar 12:15pm & 4:00pm

Só Samba

High-energy exposition of Brazilian culture

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:05pm

Solid Gold Dance Crew

Welington's bombastic retrotastic futuristic dance crew!

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:30pm

Spook the Horses

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 5:20pm

SUB:BASS

Heavy bass and crashing breaks

Where:(12) Renegade Base Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Summer Body

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:20pm

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:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:15am

Tangata Circus Company

Three Wellingtonians demonstrate spectacular skills in this high energy circus show

Where:(13) Circus Hub Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:15am & 11:00am

Tazo and Wozza

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

Where:(13) Circus Hub Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:40pm & 1:00pm

The Brooklyns

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 11:15am

The Cosmonauts

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 2:15pm

The Faustians

An originals duo with deep roots in Old-time Appalachian banjo and fiddle music. Dark songs using metaphor,religious icons and poetic imagery

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 5:50pm

The Gracious Deviants

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 2:45pm

The Loose Cannons

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 1:35pm

The Night

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:15pm

The Polly Johnson Set

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 5:10pm

The Scallywags

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

Where:(5) New World Community Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:30am

The Spectre Collective

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

Where:(4a) ParrotDog Wilson St Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:20pm

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:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:15pm

The Thirsty Night Music Club

Mixing elements of old school country, bluegrass, gospel and good old fashioned random.

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 6:30pm

The Toni Smith Show

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

Where:(8) McDonalds Buskers Pitch
When:3rd Mar 10:45am & 2:30pm

The Vinyl Burns Rock & Roll Circus

"Everybody loves him, and that's not even his demographic"

Where:(8) McDonalds Buskers Pitch
When:3rd Mar 10:00am & 1:45pm

The Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers

The Shake-‘Ems really are trying their best. They’re giving it a red hot Kiwi hot go, bless them. They’ve got great energy, and it looks lik

Where:(V6) Moon DJs + Afterparty
When:3rd Mar 8:30pm

Thomas Swingler

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

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 10:35am

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:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:00am

Tohorā

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

Where:(1) Tangata Whenua Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:10am

Totems

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:35pm

Totems (DJ set)

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

Where:(V1) Bebemos Garden Party
When:3rd Mar 8:00pm

Unchained XL

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:45pm

Ursula Le Sin

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

Where:(7) Garage Project Newtown Ave Stage
When:3rd Mar 12:40pm

VANDEL

Dancing through life, even when the music stops

Where:(9) Normanby St Stage
When:3rd Mar 4:30pm

Vic Manuel and Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly

Eclectic with a nod to early Americana

Where:(10) Gordon Place Songwriters Showcase
When:3rd Mar 3:55pm

Vox Ethno

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:45am

Wellington Batucada

Bringing the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to Wellington

Where:Parade
When:3rd Mar 3:30pm

Wistful Tunes

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

Where:(2) Songs From the Old Country Stage
When:3rd Mar 5:15pm

WOMB

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

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 3:15pm

Yayné

Neo-soul singer, songwriter

Where:(14) RadioActive.fm Coffee Supreme South Stage
When:3rd Mar 10:45am