Performers 2023

Show:

Agatha Pantha

Need some therapy? We've got you covered.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 11:50am

Aw B

Simply loves a banger.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

BAD TASTE

Experimental Hip Hop duo comprised of turntablist Alphabethead and rapper Young Gho$t.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Beans Maries

Beans is a musical fruit, serving up funny introspective folk originals with heaps of heart, and a side of Britishness.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 2:35pm

Belladonna

With a well-honed knack for musical storytelling, Belladonna delivers indie pop song souvenirs that capture the quirk and romance of everyday life.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

Big Girls with REACT

Giant Puppets made by and for Women of diverse cultures through workshops run by Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre.

Where:Street Parade
When:5th Mar

Birdmann & Egg

An out-of-this-world circus comedy concert originally from Australia and Japan!

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:5th Mar

BIRDPARTY

Two musical roads intersect for one big hard hitting BIRDPARTY.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

BLEEDING STAR

Powerfully crafted indie noise rock curated by an exciting and utterly convincing new talent from Wellington.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 12:50pm

BTD Bitches

Synchronised booty shakin' to pop bangers.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

BUB

Bub are an indie rock band based in Tamaki-makaurau.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

canadian tuxedo

canadian tuxedo is a midwest emo band hailing from the west-coast of New Zealand.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Capoeira Angola Street Roda

Welcome all Capoeira players and admirers of the art. Bringing Brazilian culture to the Wellington streets.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar

Carb On Carb

Aotearoa Emo Club.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Cool Kids Play Hard

Cool Kids Play Hard present an hour of high energy breakdance battles, Jams, workshops and more!

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Cotton Daisy Backstep

Old time Tub thumping tunes, Gospels and haunting ballads of Appalachia.

Where:Songs of the old country stage
When:5th Mar

Crash Bandihoot

8 piece New Orleans style Brass Band - high energy with lots of smiles, colours and fun.

Where:Street Parade
When:5th Mar

crone

Crone is the experimental techno duo exploring the space in between dance and drone, dark and melancholic.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Crying Club

2000's emo - It's not a phase!

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Culture Embassy Band

We are a multi-ethnic/multicultural band, and our sound is a rich infusion of cross cultural and contemporary rhythms.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:5th Mar

DÄHTM

A doom punk 3-piece from the wider Wellington region

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:5th Mar 5:30pm

Damon Manning Aerial Pole

Swinging Pole - A visual interpretation of strength and support

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:5th Mar

Danica Bryant

Rowdy pop star with a guitar.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

Death Without a Priest

Heart shaped rock-n-roll.

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:5th Mar 3:30pm

DEE

DEE is an alt-folk-rock band based in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 5:20pm

deepState

deepState aka Jessica Morgan is a music producer and DJ from Tāmaki Makaurau.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Dick Move

Dick Move spit out short sharp hot takes that call to the increasingly fucked up world around them.

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:5th Mar 7:30pm

Dirty Spoons

Wellington-based two-piece.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 10:55am

Displeasure

Displeasure is a digital anarcho-punk band from Whanganui/Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 2:50pm

DJ Ayesha

She has been DJing for over 18years, based in Mount Maunganui she has played a regular venues and festivals over the years.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:5th Mar

DJ Kerb

DJ Kerb will be playing a combination of Afro-Latin and Chicago house music to continue the funky vibes.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Feildings Best Dancers

Straight outta Feilding, two dero's who play emo drenched noise pop.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th 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:Donald McLean St
When:5th Mar

Footnote New Zealand Dance

Renowned national dance company.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Fun And Funner

Songs about helicopters, mermaids, sharing, scary old ladies and pooh.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

Girl Best Friend

Wāhine fronted silky and soulful R&B powerhouse, sure to have you grooving along with their fresh rhythms.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

Goodnight My Darling

Goodnight My Darling, is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara based songwriter, producer and vocalist.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 4:25pm

Greta O'Leary

Pōneke artist Greta O'Leary is heartbreak, humour and an alternative folk sound that is truly her own.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 12:45pm

hanbee

With a buttery smooth sound, hanbee is a fast rising indie pop singer from Auckland by way of Korea.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Hannah Davenport

Hannah Davenport is (literally) the hottest solo artist breaking into the Wellington music scene.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

A group of people ages 13 to 83, Dancing to beautiful Hawaiian Music

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Hemi Hemingway

A glittery, heartsick crooner playing '60s-pop inspired indie garage-punk.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 10:50am

Hoot'n'Annies

Hot and Funky New Orleans style street music that will have you groovin' and movin.'

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

impress

impress is a DJ and Soundwoman living in Te-Whanganui-a-Tara.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

Iskra

Intense saxophone led rhythms from around the world and beyond.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Jaedyn Randell

A performance infused with neo-soul, rnb and Te Reo Māori.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:5th Mar

Japes

Taking influences from post-rock and ambient music, Japes is an attempt to wrap these sounds around stories of living in our strange twisted world.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar

JDK

JDK live to Dance and Dance to Live.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Judy Virago

Diva, Goddess, Mistress, Mother.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Julia Bromley

Aerial antics beautiful and spell binding to see.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:5th Mar

Kenny's First Set

It's not a cry for help, it's a scream to exist.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 6:15pm

King Fish

King Fish is an indie band formed in 2019 based in Wellington, New Zealand. This is their last gig!

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:5th Mar 4:30pm

Krakerjack

Spirited Polish folk and Klezmer band.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:5th Mar

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers

Smashing out soulful rhythms that will make your spirit soar, bringing life energy and joy to the street with Afro-Inspired drumming and dance.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Landlords

Heavy Shoegaze from Kirikiriroa/Hamilton.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Luke Buda

Founding member of The Phoenix Foundation performing songs from his 2020 album Buda with band.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

Matt Joe Gow

Critically acclaimed troubadour Matt Joe Gow brings a soulful Americana sound to any performance.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Matthias Goed

Matthias brings a high energy, family friendly show full of fun and crazy stunts. Not to be missed!

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:5th Mar

Matthias Goed

Matthias brings a high energy, family friendly show full of fun and crazy stunts. Not to be missed!

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:5th Mar

Mirror Ritual

Pōneke dream-fuzzers Mirror Ritual are an ever-evolving blend of warped pop sensibilities filtered through noisy, shoegaze-tinged psychedelia.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 3:50pm

MOTTE

Neoclassical, cinematic, ambient, alt/experimental pop built around the art of songwriting with a violin.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 8:00pm

Move It Danceworks

Move It Danceworks is a dance school based in Island Bay

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Mr Fungus

New Zealand's Loudest Mime.

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:5th Mar

Mr Wizowski

Juggling clown extraordinaire.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:5th Mar

Mystery Waitress

Dark country shoegazing crawlers, Mystery Waitress will serve you a healthy platter of moody bangers.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

ODA Dance Studio

ODA based on folk dances and cultural dances. We aim to create a cross-cultural experience on many dances.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Ollin Yoliztli

Traditional Dances and Music of Latin America.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Orlęta Dance Ensemble

Orlęta dance ensemble brings you a vibrant and energetic performance.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Orzeł Dance Ensemble

Polish dance group with a vision to modernize traditional polish folk dance.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Outer Space Food Fight

Inscrutable dance music with sounds plucked from "reality", performed on sampler, synthesizer and vibro-wheel.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

Peyton Morete

Young rising singer songwriter Peyton Morete brings her powerful vocals and moving lyrics to the stage.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 3:30pm

POP O.D.

Queer Garage Punk from dankest Berhampore.

Where:Creeps Stage
When:5th Mar 6:30pm

Rachel Andie

Multi-instrumentalist Rachel Andie performs original music with her full band.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 11:50am

RadioActive.FM DJs

Radio Active DJs will keep the crowd going in between live acts on The South Stage.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Recitals

Recitals are a 7-piece band making alternative music that spans genres.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 1:50pm

Renee Millner

“Millner is able to convey a spine-tingling depth of emotion with her incredible voice...power is held within its soulful gentleness.”

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 1:40pm

SING! Community Choir

We're a friendly bunch who love to have fun & enjoy the simple pleasure of singing Pop songs together!

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Sinjin

Curating performances to keep everyone on their toes, let Sinjin’s array of heavy, eclectic selections take you on a journey.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:5th Mar

Solid Gold Dance Crew

Breaking hearts and blowing minds an Newtown Festival since 2018.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Sounds Almighty Sound System

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

Where:Sounds Almighty Sound System Laneway
When:5th 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:5th Mar

Storytellers from Wellington's Polish Community

Tall Tales From Old Poland.

Where:Arney Street
When:5th Mar

Sugarfoot Stomp

Sugarfoot Stomp is a swing dance Incorporated Society showcasing the joy of swing and other vintage dances.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Susurrations photo exhibition and happenings

Join us for a vibrant celebration of Women in Photography NZ + AU in collaboration with Twentysix Gallery.

Where:26 Constable St
When:5th Mar 10:00am

Tarrant Dancers Traffic Angels

Tarrant Dancers bring energy and colour to the job of escorting stall owners cars, vans and gear out of Newtown after Festival Day!

Where:Street Parade
When:5th Mar

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

Te Kura o ngā Puna Waiora Kapa haka.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:5th Mar

The Flying Femmes

"The Flying Femmes" is here to transport you into the world of 1900s traditional circus to experience the wonder of circus all over again.

Where:The Circus Hub
When:5th Mar

The Handmade Darkroom makes with tea and coffee!

The Handmade Darkroom is a photographic collective based in Te Whanganui-a-tara. Watch us use sustainable photography processes, and ingredients like tea and coffee, to make photographs!

Where:26 Constable St
When:5th Mar 12:00pm

The Nudge

Local Psychedelic Blues Trio

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

The She Jays

We love music, we love to dance. We bring records, we bring the party!

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

The Warratahs

One of New Zealand’s best loved bands

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Toby Sussex

Toby Sussex is an indie-folk artist, bringing a mix of fast-paced textured looping and finger-style acoustic ballads.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:5th Mar 10:00am

TOOMS

TOOMS are a noisy bass and drum duo from Tamaki Makaurua.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Unlawful Arise

We are a local Metallic Hardcore/Thrash/Punk band.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Vera Ellen

Vera Ellen is a Wellington/Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist and wildly prolific songwriter.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:5th Mar 5:50pm

Victor Victorious

Victor Victorious has been yelling into microphones at festivals across Aotearoa and Australia for over a decade.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Vietkids

Vietnamese traditional dance and bamboo flute.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

WALLACE

Wallace’s music has been described as a vibrant mosaic of soul, hip-hop and pop, her trademark jazz-influenced vocals.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Wanderkamera

Have your analogue large-format portrait taken and developed on the spot.

Where:26 Constable St
When:5th Mar 11:00am

Warm Regards

Warm Regards is a sleek sedan equally at home on the racetrack or with the family bundled safely in the back. Style. Comfort. Economy. Power.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:5th Mar

Welcomer

Wellington's proponents of wilted pop.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:5th Mar

Wellington Batucada

Like in Carnival we're loud, colourful and fun - and we LOVE Newtown festival!

Where:Street Parade
When:5th Mar

Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre

Dynamic, engaging, colourful and exciting performances.

Where:South Stage
When:5th Mar

Wellington Fire and Flow Club

Wellington Fire and Flow Club is a community of artists passionate about fire, flow, circus, expression and movement.

Where:Community Stage
When:5th Mar

Womb

Womb is made up of siblings, their music is a composite of the three and inspired by shoegaze and dream pop sounds.

Where:To The Front Stage
When:5th Mar