Performers 2020

Show:

Adoneye

Adoneye are an folk infused alternative band intent on bringing their audience on a journey of tension and release.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

AJA

A truly grounded and powerful musician. Aja is inspired by the everlasting; the elemental; the kindred.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Al Fraser

Ngā taonga pūoro and live electronic manipulations collide to create lush soundscapes of Aotearoa

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Albert River

Indie Folk Artist from Naenae

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Alexa Casino and PollyHill

Queer bedroom producer icons coming together to blend dream pop, hard hitting bass lines and lo-fi boom bap rap.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Amamelia

Queer electronica from Tāmaki Makaurau.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Androgynous Lemon

Keys dialled up to 11, and energy not far behind, the Wellington four piece forage whimsical hooks, screaming synths, growling low ends and slick, tasty grooves.

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar

Angelique Te-Rauna

Angelique will be performing a mix of modern Maori and English music set to soothe the ears of the listeners.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Annette Esquenet

Annette Esquenet is a singer-songwriter whose songs have a gentle ‘Indie-Folk’ sound.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

AyN RaNdY

AyN RaNdY - are the graage punk version of the "yass queen' emoji.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

b*tchmagic

Harnessing the power of heart (Billie), strength (Nicole) and bravery (Xanthe).

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Barry and the Crumpets

Barry and the Crumpets are a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Big Girls (Giant Puppets)

Big Girls for International Women's Day 2020

Where:Street Parade
When:8th Mar

Bill Hickman

Bill Hickman is an intense, lyrical singer/songwriter.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Bill Lake

Veteran songwriter

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Billy Lyrical

Billy Lyrical lives near the zoo.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Bollywood Dance by SDANZ

An energetic Bollywood Dance using various Indian folk and modern style.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

BRAZZA

Brazilian rhythms high energy fusion.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

BTD B*tches

The BTD B*tches are ready to bring the galaxy get-down to the streets of Newtown. Specialising in a unique mix of outer-space style, athletic energy, and unreal choreo, the BTD B*tches know just how to get the party started..

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Bulgarian Ensemble Horo

Feel the Freedom of the Balkans Down Under!

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Céilí Mór

Irish Traditional Music for dancing - we play, you dance!

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar

ColdxWar

Aotearoa Straight Edge

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

crone

crone is the sci-fi goth duo of Emily Berryman and Lucy Reid. Their sound is underpinned by a sustained sense of drama, effected live loops and samples.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Dad Jokes

All Hooks and Choruses - Aucklands Premier Party Two Piece.

Where:Death Ray Stage
When:8th Mar

Dam Dans

A rare performance from Wellington dream team featuring members of Yumi Zouma, Grawlixes & French for Rabbits.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Dawn Diver

Dawn Diver traverses the untrodden paths between progressive song form, provocative narratives, and sonic freedom.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Dr Reknaw

Medicinal music for all ages

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Eamonn Marra

Eamonn Marra is a writer and comedian from Pōneke.

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Everybodys Choir

Everybodys Choir sings high energy modern and old school songs with the backing of four professional musicians.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

FeÑa Latino

Original Latin American music.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Fire & Emergency Burning Kitchen

Get a demonstration of what NOT to do in the event of a grease fire as part of Fire & Emergency New Zealand's Kitchen Fire Demonstrator.

Where:Activity Zone: Donald McLean St
When:8th Mar

Freya Daly Sadgrove

Freya Daly Sadgrove is a writer and performer from Pōneke.

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Gale Force Gospel Choir

Wellington’s Gale Force Gospel wow us with their traditional African-American sound. A glorious mix of acapella four-part harmony and irresistible rhythms.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Gravel Pit

Wellington Punk Hardcore Band

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

H4LF CĀST

Tastefully mixing the new with the old, the H4LF CĀST crew create soulful Reggae/DUB grooves.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Hans.

Hailing from Auckland, Hans. is part of the newest wave of exciting Korean artists and has been proving to be one of the rising stars of NZ hip-hop.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Happy Valley

Pōneke post-hardcore

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Hybrid Rose

Hybrid Rose doesn't give a f*ck!

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

InDuna

Aimed at giving people hope and a good vibe/time.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Israel Starr

Israel has learnt from the best and is now notorious for his energetic yet mature live shows.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

JDK - Just Dance Krazy

We live to dance and dance to live.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Joanna by Day

Local singer-songwriter on guitar and vocals.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Jörmungandr

An aggressive Viking metal act that incorporates powerful imagery and eclectic musical influences to deliver a visual and aural spectacle

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Kali Ora (Κάλι ορα)

Greek Sounds Greek Kids.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Kaniere

11 songs in 25 minutes, just punk enough.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Koizilla

Surf-psych from Dunedin.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers

African style moves and grooves to get you rocking.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

L(())VE & HOPE

Troy Kingi, Mark Vanilau & Mara TK are L(())VE & HOPE

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Last Exit

We are a band of kids from Wellington, run by the Rock Academy.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Lilith

Scorned Punk Demons.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Lola

Lola is poised to bring you into her world.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Louis Baker

A powerhouse voice that’s capable of a primal RnB scream or tear-inducing plea, and a talent for writing deeply personal, stirring songs.

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar 1:00pm

Louisa Nicklin

Louisa Nicklin is joined by Eamon Edmunson-Wells and Mason Fairey to bring an engaging and frank performance.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Malcolm S.

Malcolm S. is a producer of semi-ambient electronica from Aotearoa.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Mara TK

New waiata performed alongside harpist Michelle Velvin and drummer Cory Champion

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar 3:00pm

Mirrors 解离的真实

Shanghai Psych Rock will explode your f****ng mind

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Momentum

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

Where:Renegade Bass
When:8th Mar

Move It Danceworks

Dance routines from our 2019 repertoire

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Museum Stork

Museum Stork is a brand new three piece band who perform bright, earnest and gently emomusic.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Na Noise

Na Noise is a candied lo-fi pop duo based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Niko Ne Zna

Niko Ne Zna is a world class world music extravaganza.

Where:Street Parade
When:8th Mar

No mans heath

Fusing intricate finger style guitar with sorrowful vocals.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

ODA Dance Studio

To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Oriental Voices

Acappela "The beautiful grassland is my hometown"

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Ounce

Auckland based psych rock band. Duo drums and a heavy dose of fuzz.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Ovus

With a foundation in Metal and a fusion of other influences, Ovus seeks to blend genres and time signatures to carve it's own unique place in the instrumental scene.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Paper Plates

Wellington based alt pop duo Paper Plates brings light to mental wellbeing within the music industry as well as the wider NZ community.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Peach Milk

Peach Milk's approach to song-writing is to create simple yet hypnotic melodies and dreamy synth-lines over spacious ambient soundscapes and textures.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Pencarrow

Pencarrow offer a modern twist on classic progressive rock, balancing lush keyboards with searing guitars and dramatic rhythms to deliver punchy and thought provoking music.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Polaroids of Polarbears

A familiarity, and a longing for a simpler time.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Power Nap

Power Nap is the solo electronic project of Tāmaki Makaurau’s, Chris Cudby. His debut album 'Shaped Canvas' dropped in mid-2019.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Ptwiggs

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ptwiggs otherwise known as Phoebe Twigg is a producer and qualified audio engineer.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

RadioActive.FM DJs

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

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar

Rangatahi o te Pene

Rangatahi o Te Pene are a collective of young Māori writers, Ko tatou te rito o te harakeke.

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Riddim Cartel

Riddim Cartel aka DJ Antikz

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Rubita

Rubita, infuses her sweet and sparkling indie pop with sultry, addictive melodies.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Scattered Wreckage

Newtown's own string band bringing you a cheerful songs about murder lust betrayal and the false hope of salvation

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Secret Knives

Effects-heavy guitar pop.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Severed Beliefs

WINDY CITY HARDCORE EST. 2019

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

shannengeorgiapetersen

Shy synth pop for having feelings to

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar

Shut Up & Dance

Performing at the Newtown Festival is our opportunity to believe that we were good enough to be accepted into a professional dance troupe, so come along for the ride.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

SOFIA

Incorporating moody folk ‘SOFIA’ is an alternative indie group based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:8th Mar

Solid Gold Dance Crew

Welington's bombastic retrotastic futuristic dance crew!

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Sounds Almighty Sound System

Sounds Almighty Sound System is a custom built Jamaican Music Sound System.

Where:Sounds Almighty Sound System Laneway
When:8th Mar

Sounds Like Us

Sounds Like Us' is a Wellington based group that performs traditional and folk music from Persia, the Middle East and the Balkans.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Sports Dreams

Pōneke via Te Papaioea emo dream pop.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Ssendam Rawkustra

Multi-psycho-schizo-mani-phobia-neurosis/Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious/If you say it long enough you'll know your diagnosis/Multi-psycho-schizo-mani-phobia-neurosis

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Strange Stains

glossy, smokey industrial pop and electronic beats complete with reverb-heavy vocals and swirling forboding synth.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:8th Mar

Sub:Bass

With a passion for heavy bass and crashing breaks, The SUB:BASS crew are cementing their place into the Wellington Drum and Bass scene.

Where:Renegade Bass
When:8th Mar

Sugarfoot Stomp

Sugarfoot Stomp is a swing dance collective in Wellington celebrating and showcasing the joy of swing and other vintage dances.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Swallows Nest

Swallows Nest play emotionally cathartic screamo

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:8th Mar

Tangata Circus Company

Three Wellingtonians demonstrate spectacular skills in this high energy circus show

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:8th Mar

Tarrant Dancers Parking Angels

Tarrant Dancers are committed to being a visual, vibrant, unexpected and moving part of Wellington.

Where:Street Parade
When:8th Mar

Tary Bary

We take the original tunes and songs of the 18-19-20 century and perform them in a funny and entertaining style.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

Te Kapa Haka o Te Kura o Ngā Puna Waiora - Newtown School

Our Kapa Haka rōpū is diverse and ranges from year 4-8 students.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage & Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Te Mana

Te Mana is a revolutionary R&B, Rock, Reggae fusion band delivering a message of peace, love and unity.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:8th Mar

Terry Shore and the VolunTerry Band

Terry Shore is a well known Wellington-based singer/ songwriter/entertainer who has played in various venues such as open mic nights and other gigs for over 25 years.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

The Doubtful Sounds and Te Arokura

Wellington's funkiest little choir, teams up with the Aro Valley's favourite childrens Kapa Haka group.

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

The Godwits

We live to dance and dance to live

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

The Wellington Youth Circus

A group of talented young performers.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:8th Mar

The Wooden Box Band

Goose bump harmonies and runaway instrumental solos.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:8th Mar

Tidal Rave

Tidal Rave are a six-piece garage rock band from Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Wellington

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Tiny Ruins

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins have been treasured by crowds and critics for almost a decade.

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar 4:00pm

Traditional Capoeira Angola Roda

Wellington Capoeira Crew performing the Traditional Afro-Brazilian Dance/fight game...live music, singing and cunning moves.

Where:Activity Zone: Donald McLean St
When:8th Mar

Transistor

Psychedelic rock trio hailing from the Hutt - conjuring up lush walls of sound, injected with fuzzed-out grooves.

Where:Death Ray Stage
When:8th Mar

Unsanitary Napkin

Te Whanganui-a-Tara anarchopunk 3-piece.

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Upper Hutt Posse

Aotearoa’s seminal rap-reggae-funk group with a fluid lineup coalescing around leader Te Kupu on bass/vocals

Where:South Stage
When:8th Mar

Vox Ethno

The 15 member ensemble Vox Ethno is a female vocal group that performs traditional (ethno) folk music from the Balkans and Europe.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:8th Mar

VU/ZU

Join in the procession of life.

Where:Street Parade
When:8th Mar

Warwick and the Wankers

Blues trash one man band

Where:Living Wage Stage
When:8th Mar

Wellington Batucada

Brazilian-Style Carnival Band and Dancers.

Where:Street Parade
When:8th Mar

Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre

An exciting and highly energised Chinese Dragon combining strength, team work, and flexibility to produce an entertaining masterpiece for the eyes and ears.

Where:South Stage & Street Parade
When:8th Mar

Wellington Fire and Flow Club

A passionate collective of performers showcasing the ever-growing Wellington circus, fire, and flow community.

Where:Community Stage
When:8th Mar

Whaea & The Rumble

Industrial, indigenous. Explorations of identity, pain and history. Ideas for the future.

Where:Newtown Ave Stage
When:8th Mar