Performers 2017

Show:

* STAGE - 'Niceplace' Curbside Cabaret *

Your indie-rock/singer-songwriter fix

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - Latino/Filipino Stage *

Latino/Filipino Stage

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 10:30am

* STAGE - Living Wage Stage *

Wellington musicians and poets bring a message about poverty and inequality to this year’s Festival.

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - Main St Stage *

Dance and sway all around the world and back to Newtown with Aotearoa's prolific and popular performers

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - Newtown New World Community Stage *

Local artists, musicians, performers and dancers

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 9:30am

* STAGE - Renegade Bass Stage *

Dub and Jungle meet inna street party sound system style and fashion!

Where:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - Shambleland *

DON'T BOTHER IT'S A TOTAL SHAMBLES

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 11:00am

* STAGE - Songs From The Old Country Stage *

Song, cheer, and lament from distant lands and home countries

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - Tangata Whenua Stage *

Programmed by Atiawa Toa FM

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - The Hits FM Buskers Pitch *

International street entertainers to shock and amaze!

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 10:00am

* STAGE - VUWSA and Victoria present Newtown Ave Stage *

Alternative electronic music

Where:Newtown Avenue
When:5th Mar 11:00am

* STAGE - Wilson St Stage *

Rock n roll, psychedelia, indie, sludgy stoner doom, feminist, garage and surf punk rock

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 10:20am

*STAGE - Circus Hub Stage*

Inspiring passion for circus arts

Where:Green St
When:5th Mar 10:30am

*Street Rides: Wishbone Bikes*

FREE street rides for littlies!

Where:Gordon St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

*Street Sports*

FREE games for everyone to enjoy

Where:Arney St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

*VENUE - Baobab*

Baobab Cafe

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:5th Mar 10:00am

*VENUE - Bebemos*

Get the party shoes on for live music in the garden bar

Where:Bebemos
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

*VENUE - Black Coffee*

Come join us for fine coffee, company and 6 hours of fantastic local musical offerings

Where:Black Coffee
When:5th Mar 10:00am

*VENUE - Moon*

When the festival dies down, Moon takes off!

Where:Moon
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

Amba Holly

Wellingtons very own RNB pop princess is heating up the capital with her infectious personality.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 12:40pm

Anastasia Dolinina & Matias Ceballos

themes of love, injustice, and dreams of better life and equality

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 10:40am

Arrival of Shabby Sheik & Digitaries

Arrival of Shabby Sheik & Digitaries

Where:Colombo St
When:2:00pm

AtiawaToa Fm & Te Upoko Radio MCs

AtiawaToa Fm & Te Upoko Radio MCs

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:10am

Aw B

slave 2 the rave

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 2:45pm

Bazurka

Intricate and exotic melodies, driving rhythms and tear jerking ballads

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Beat Girls

The Beatgirls are a stage show bringing alive the music, fashions and dance of the eras they pay tribute to

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

Beatcomber

super delayed sonic pop, infused with spasming psychedelia and distortion

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 6:20pm

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:Riddiford St, Newtown
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Black Rainbow And Her Big Band

Black Rainbow And Her Big Band is a mélange of electronic afro-futuristic protest music

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 10:45am

Bric-a-brac Ravers Takes Over

Bric-a-brac Ravers Takes Over

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 4:30pm

Bulgarian dance workshop with Lilia de Castro

passion for Bulgarian traditional music and dance

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

Cave Circles

the main DJ/ production name for renowned NZ musician Riki Gooch

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 4:15pm

Chocolate Box Deluxe

A delicious assortment of vinyl selected by delectable divas Vanessa Stacey and Lisa Tomlins bringing funk disco soul and good times.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 4:20pm

Cirq-ish!?

Performing at the Circus Hub

Where:Green St
When:5th Mar 10:30am & 12:30pm

Clube Do Choro

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

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 10:30am

Corin

a gathering knot of permutations—the sound of something meticulously ruined and renewed

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

Cumbia Bros

a Latin party

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 3:20pm

Darren Watson

He plays a little Gibson acoustic guitar and says he sings songs about real life.

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 12:15pm

Dinna O'Meara

Dinna O'Meara

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 1:30pm

DJ Dr Vinyl Burns & Guests

DJ Dr Vinyl Burns & Guests

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 1:00pm

DJ No L

DJ No L

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:30am

DJ Panda

the panda will be playing music from the mid to late 80s for those of you NOT in the know, so don't be asking for requests.

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 11:40am

Draghound

psychedelic grunge pop

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 2:00pm

Dub fi Dub

Momentum and Eyes Down deejays back 2 back

Where:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar 4:00pm

Earth Tongue

Earth Tongue dwell in the distant future past

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 7:00pm

Ed Zuccollo

Jazz pianist turned vintage synth/keys enthusiast

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 3:15pm

Ella Cabuatan

Ella Cabuatan

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 1:10pm

Emilio Bertrand and Alexander Gunchenko

Emilio Bertrand and Alexander Gunchenko

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 1:10pm

Emily Fairlight

She writes lyrics straight from her heart to yours

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 5:15pm

Emmett Sutherland

Emmett Sutherland is a Wellington based musician recently graduated from the New Zealand School of Music.

Where:Black Coffee
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Eva Prowse

Eva Prowse ventures in folk, indie, alt-pop, and childhood dreamscapes

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 2:50pm

Eyes Down Sound

Dub and Jungle meet inna street party sound system style and fashion!

Where:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar 10:00am & 12:00pm

Feng

lo-fi low-key pop; keyboard confessionals

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 1:15pm

Flo Wilson

Alien Love Sounds

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 12:30pm

Fraser Hooper

Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge all comers in a three round bout of pure comedy carnage.

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 11:30am & 2:30pm

Freak Magnet

Inspired by dogs, cars, getting too wasted/comfortable to leave your friends place, and a general distain for human existence, the songs of Freak Magnet lull you into a partied stupor in preparation for the apocalypse.

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

French For Rabbits

Their live shows are a mesmerising experience, punctuated by the sideways charm of their lead vocalist

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 3:00pm

Gemma Lipana

Gemma Lipana is 10yrs old, she goes to St Teresa's School Karori

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 12:25pm

Girlboss

Girlboss is a girl-and-boy band. Girlboss is a riff on a hashtag. 'Girlboss-splain' is not yet a word and won't become one by the end of this biography, it is not very catchy. Girlboss is best explain

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 3:45pm

Greek dance workshop with Jo Mellas

Greek dance workshop with Jo Mellas

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 11:10am

Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker for Latino/Filipino Stage

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 1:05pm

Gypsy Hendrix

a new and just slightly irreverent take on the work of rock history's most influential guitar hero

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 3:15pm

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

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

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:20am

Hex

HEX is the heavy triumvirate of Liz Mathews and GG and Kiki Van Newtown.

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 7:20pm

Huxx

His solo performance will bring good vibes.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 1:10pm

i.ryoko

analogue synthesiser, drum machine and voice combine in kaleidoscopic layers

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 6:00pm

Ida Lune

3 piece with intricate melodies + full harmony.

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 4:30pm

Jhan Lindsay

Soulful jazz ballads

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 4:15pm

Joe Blossom

Joe Blosssom is the collaboration project lead by long time artist Sean O’Brien.

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 11:20am

Karakia

Tangata Whenua Karakia (official opening)

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Kathy Lopez

Kathy Lopez

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 12:55pm

Kemara Samuel

His band is a Whanau affair jamming covers and originals

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 2:15pm

Klezmer Rebs

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

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 1:10pm

Kubatana and the Moringa Dancers

African drumming & dance

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 11:50am

Latino/Filipino stage: Opening Remarks

Latino/Filipino stage introduction/opening remarks

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 12:30pm

Leah & Graham

Leah & Graham

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 2:10pm

Leah & Graham Duo

Leah & Graham Duo

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 1:20pm

Leila Adu

music for social change

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 1:10pm

Madagascan dance workshop with Lala Simpson

She has taught West African dances, led dance and singing workshops at seminars, music camps, choirs and schools, led workshops and performed at International Dance Day, Cubadupa and Africa day.

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 1:50pm

Make Music Aotearoa

Make Music Aotearoa

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 11:40am

Mantle

sound from below the earth's crust

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 11:00am

MC Hillsy

MC Hillsy is stoked to be back on the Wilson Street Stage for the 4th year in a row.

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Mehana

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

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 12:15pm

Mel Parsons

award-winning indie folk artist Mel Parsons has a dynamite live show with a red hot band not to be missed.

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 1:45pm

Melting Faces

ranges from the relaxed, the mellow, through to the psychedelic and beyond into the realms of heavier and darker territory

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 2:00pm

Mighty Ukes

Uke & Spread the Love

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:50am

Mischancerie

A collage of fractured beats, swooning synths and transfigured samples

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 3:30pm

Momentum

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

Where:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar 11:00am & 1:00pm

Moses

Ambient-Psychedelia

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 12:20pm

Move It Danceworks

You'll be seeing routines and some dances from our 2016 show "Heroes and Villains".

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Mr Fungus

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

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 1:00pm

Mundi

a duel of woodwind and strings, hypnotic grooves and haunting melodies, percussion and drums, dancing and merriment

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 4:15pm

New Age Leper

a musical journey that may require an exorcism afterwards

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 1:20pm

New Dawn

Transcend your astral being through the dimensional barriers and into the New Dawn

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 7:15pm

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:5th Mar 9:30am

Nice Up the Dance

Inna carnival style!

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Nikita

Performing New Songs from the Now

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 2:15pm

Noa dela Cruz

Noa dela Cruz

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 12:45pm

Norac Salad - The Magic Little Shed

Nestled in a row of five gritty garages is Norac Salad, New Zealand’s only dedicated origami bookshop and studio

Where:Garage 4, 13 Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 9:00am

Not The Day Job

Not The Day Job play their music with passion and a definite political edge

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Opening Ceremony/Shambleland Radio Show

Opening Ceremony/Shambleland Radio Show

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 11:00am

Oy Azoy

the band bring a vibrant and colourful mashup that'll get you moving!

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 11:00am

Pacifiesta

This group perform multicultural performances and have travelled the world sharing our Pacific culture

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 1:40pm

Palmerston North Filipino "Rondalla"

Palmerston North Filipino "Rondalla"

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 1:45pm

Pascal Ackermann

A Swiss clown has fallen off the mountain in his homeland and finds himself sailing the high seas.

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 12:15pm & 3:15pm

Patio Español

Let's play musica amigos!!!!

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 1:25pm

Peach Milk

powerful dream-house witchcraft

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

Presentation Capoeira Angola

Presentation Capoeira Angola

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

Prizegiving

Newtown-based, Papaiti-associated coffee-punks Prizegiving deliver honest and catchy emo pop

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 2:20pm

Raw Collective

Raw Collective started when producer/emcee Raw Deezy was looking for a musician to help craft and create something new, and found what he was looking for in Pauly Plum.  Local DJ Art-Official asked

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 3:00pm

Ready Sett

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Ready Sett began working on material in early 2014

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Salad Boys

sweet garage-pop

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

Sam Manzanza

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

Where:North Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 12:15pm

Saritah

SARITAH is on a worldwide musical mission to uplift, inspire and heal.

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 2:20pm

Second Shambleland Games Opens

Second Shambleland Games Opens

Where:Colombo St
When:5th Mar 2:00pm

Sendam Rawkustra

a multi-headed rhythm beast which first emerged from the murky depths of the south Wellington mental health scene

Where:Mid Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 12:25pm

Sew Love - Free creative activity

Sew something colourful to wear or wave throughout your festival day

Where:Gordon St
When:5th Mar 9:00am

Sianne

Performing on the Tangata Whenua Stage

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 3:40pm

Slim F. Pickings

He is ergonomically designed for enhanced shape and has a relatively handsome appearance.

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 10:00am & 1:45pm

Só Samba

The group offers a high-energy exposition of Brazilian culture, showcasing an authentic and vibrant experience of Rio de Janeiro’s traditional “rodas de samba” (samba circles)

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 11:30am

SoccerPractise

a genre-bending multimedia musical and visual experience which incorporates English and Te Reo Māori lyricism, electronic beats and electric guitar

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 2:00pm

Sophie Ani

She brings the soul and jazz to her renditions of classic waiata.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 11:10am

Syrian community musicians

traditional Middle East folks songs from the period 1960 - 1970

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 1:00pm

Taikoza Wellington

Taikoza Wellington is a group committed to the perpetuation of the local rhythms known to have been played for hundreds of years.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 2:45pm

Te Kahu Rolleston

Te Kahu is a rising talent in slam poetry and spoken word. Hailing from the Tauranga area, he is now based in Wellington.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 12:20pm

The All Seeing Hand

Sound-wave tsunami, surging forward to pick up all and everything.

Where:Constable St
When:5th Mar 3:10pm

The Boomtown Okrabats

Energetic circus acrobatics

Where:Green St
When:5th Mar 1:45pm & 3:45pm

The Junkshop Circus

Performing at the Circus Hub

Where:Green St
When:5th Mar 11:30am & 2:45pm

The Vinyl Burns Rock & Roll Circus

brimming with inept sophistication, extreme stunts and surprisingly polished skills

Where:McDonalds Carpark
When:5th Mar 10:45am & 4:00pm

Tidal Rave

Tidal Rave is a wall of sound garage-pop-surf five piece from Wellington

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:5th Mar 2:10pm

Tigers of the Sea

wild surf-garage rock and roll

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 3:20pm

Tonic & Co

Be prepared to be transported to Greece with nostalgic melodies

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 11:25am

Transistor

a three-piece psychedelic rock band

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 10:20am

Tui Mamaki

an evocative and sensual voice, colored by her many musical travels

Where:Rintoul St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

TUMA (Maori Martial Arts)

taking Maori Martial Arts to a new level.

Where:South Riddiford St
When:5th Mar 10:50am

Warrick and The Wankers

warwick and the wankers - one man blues band - no backing tracks - no loopers - no drum machines - no bullshit.

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

Waterfalls

deconstructed modal pop music balances a strong melodic sensibility with hypnotic, ostinato cycles and invocations of mood via her exploration of analog synthesisers and processed flute and vocal timbres

Where:Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 11:45am

Wellington Batucada

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

Where:Parade: Rintoul St to Newtown Ave
When:5th Mar 3:30pm

Wolf Witch

An unholy amalgamation of fuzzed-out wild surf guitar set to the metronomic fervour of the disco drum machine.

Where:Wilson St
When:5th Mar 6:00pm

Womb

psychic siblinghood, dreamlike logic and a deep-seated love of nature

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

Zamba Flam

Zamba Flam will get your Latino juices flowing

Where:Emmett St
When:5th Mar 4:15pm

Zero Cool

minimalist cry-laugh feels with rural NZ drama community charm

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 12:15pm

Zoe Moon

local singer songwriter Zoe Mahal brings an amazing energy and passion

Where:Normanby St
When:5th Mar 10:55am