Performers 2021

Show:

ABRZY

ABRZY's debut album is an expression of his Bengali identity, as well as the collective experiences of his family still living there.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 1:00pm

Alpaca Social Club

A quantum leaping musical curiosity.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 12:00pm

Alpha Beta Gamma

Elaborate soundscapes and three-dimensional techno.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Amba Holly

Singer songwriter based in Wellington, origionally from Waikato. Passionate about culture and music. Aspiring to inspire the next gen.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 12:30pm

Annette Esquenet

Annette Esquenet has a style of her own, accompanied by Scott Pilgrim they deliver the kind of performance that makes you want to listen in.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 2:10pm

Aw B

Aw B is Emma Hall-Phillips, a DJ, musician, and promoter based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Where:Bebemos Bloco Party
When:7th Mar 9:00pm

Babyteeth

Pop-punk for gay emos.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 1:30pm

Bambin

Ol' mate dreamo from ol' mate jasmine.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 11:00am

Banana Mundo

Banana Mundo is a collective of musicians from around the world bringing together an infectious mix of Latin and Afrobeat tunes.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 11:00am

Bella Cook

With a well-honed knack for musical storytelling, Belladonna’s debut outing sees her trading in the tape recorder for a handful of pop song souvenirs.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:7th Mar 11:15am

Ben Woods

Blending ruminative verse and modulating lo-fi noise, Woods and his group of all stars bring to life his newfangled brand of poignancy.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Big Girls

The Big Girl puppets are larger than life representatives made with women of settled and newly arrived communities.

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar

Billy Lyrical

Billy Lyrical lives near the Zoo.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 10:50am

Birdfeeder

Birdfeeder brings you the saltiest of tunes summoned from the wild south seas and granny’s curiousity cabinet.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 1:50pm

Booth the Clown

Booth the Clown is exactly what's stated on the tin! A contemporary physical comic and joyous fool!

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 2:00pm & 3:20pm

BTD B*tches

The BTD B*tches are ready to bring the galaxy get-down to the streets of Newtown.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 12:05pm

Capoeira Angola Street Roda

Capoeira presentation - the Brazilian dance - fight - game.

Where:Donald McLean Street
When:7th Mar

Charlotte Kerrigan with Bluesette

Charlotte Kerrigan is a bluesey soul singer/songwriter from Kāpiti backed by piano, sax and bass.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 1:20pm

Clear Path Ensemble

Cosmic future jazz.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 8:00pm

COFFIN CLUB

Punky Grungey Chunky band from Auckland.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Colette Rivers

Expect to hear indie-music and songwriting at it's best; songs about life, love, nature and New Zealand.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 4:40pm

Common Unity Koha Cart

The Koha Cart is a makeshift café on wheels which attends progressive gatherings and runs on the gift economy.

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar

Coolkidsplayhard

Cool kids party hard first and second, let's go!!

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 11:00am

Corrosive Moses

Hard hitting thrash rock trio from Coromandel.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 10:50am

Cosmonauts

Travel across Southern and Eastern Europe with this exciting musical trio .

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 2:15pm

Crash Bandihoot

New Orleans Style Brass Band Explosion.

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar

Current Bias

The alchemy of granulated Enya samples, overcooked 40hz, seratonin midi, and a overworked CPU.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 12:00pm

Dance Ensemble Horo

Feel the Spirit of the Balkans with Traditional Bulgarian Music and Dance.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 3:15pm

DARTZ

The band from Wellington, New Zealand.

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

Dateless

Dateless is Tāmaki Makaurau’s preeminent garage punk power-trio.

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:7th Mar 6:30pm

Dave Murphy and Janet Muggeridge

Two big voices, harmony, driving fingerpicked acoustic guitar and sparkling mandolin.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 5:30pm

Deb5000

Deb5000 is a punk band from Tāmaki Makaurau who loves Keanu Reeves.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 2:20pm

Diggy Dupé

A Niuean rapper raised in Central Auckland, Diggy Dupé brings us hip hop with a lens of urban gentrification, Polynesian heritage and identity in Aotearoa.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar 3:00pm

Disconnect

Inspired by 70s punk, 80s hair metal and 90's grunge - these young teens want to disconnect and kick out the jams.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 1:20pm

Dj Gooda

Dj Gooda 2x NZ DMC Champion. Wellington Local.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar

Dj Oboe

Who knew that a midi oboe could be so fonky?

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 2:00pm

Earth Tongue

Explosive fuzz-laden stoner pop with a slug of lush vocals and punishing drums. Prepare yourself for mind frying riff action!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 6:50pm

Estère

Estère doesn’t play music - she creates sonic amalgamations that merge culture, language and legend.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar 4:15pm

FABU

FABU is excited to bring an array of energetic and vibrant sounds that will make you move!

Where:Bebemos Bloco Party
When:7th Mar 7:00pm

Feng

Maudlin fuzzies.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 11:50am

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 Street
When:7th Mar

First Move

First Move is a noise-rock band from Te Papaioea / Te Whanganui a Tara.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Fool Steam Ahead

A chaotic cargo ship circus! ‘Fool Steam Ahead’ is setting sail, full of pure imaginative joy for children and adults alike!

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 3:00pm

Footnote New Zealand Dance

Renowned national dance company, Footnote, performs an exhilarating excerpt of This.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Fun and Funner

Karen and Tom are ECE teachers who write and perform amazing hilarious songs about helicopters, ballet, sharing and poo amongst other things.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:7th Mar 1:00pm

Geena and Julia

A series of acts involving creature-like contortion, and aerial skills that combine grace and strength.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 1:00pm

Guardian Singles

Auckland based post-punks Guardian Singles are a band known for their electrifying live shows, hypnotic melodies and ferocious energy.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 5:50pm

Hagseed

Face-feasting frenzy of feminist punx from Tāmaki Makaurau.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Hans Blix and the Inspectors

Beatniks, lotharios, grizzled folkies, suave punks and dolorous malcontents play Misty for you.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 3:00pm

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

Hawaiian Dance Wellington is a group of wahine aged 11-81 who love dancing together to beautiful Hawaiian Music.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 10:20am

Housewitches

The Socialised Union of Housewitches writes happy songs for cynical souls.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 11:50am

Hugo Grrrl

Hugo Grrrl is a drag king, a doofus and comedy and cabaret producer from Wellington, New Zealand, creating  smutty, rough-around-the-edges, politically-charged late-night

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar

Huia

Te reo Māori electronic and acoustic vibes.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 12:40pm

Idhayam

Enjoy the dulcet ancient sounds of the raga brought to life by an energetic young group of musicians.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 2:50pm

JDK Crew

JDK are a group of passionate dancers showing the world that anyone can do anything.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 10:40am

Judy Virago

Diva, Goddess, Mistress, Mother.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar

KAZOO

A quirky trio sat at the piano.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 1:30pm

KÉDU CARLÖ

Live electronic act using drum pads, midi controller, keyboard and live vocals.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage & Bebemos
When:7th Mar 3:15pm & 7:00pm

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers

West African Style moves and grooves to get you rocking!

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 10:55am

Latinaotearoa

Latinaotearoa bringing modern latin sounds to NZ Summer.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:7th Mar 3:00pm

Laughton Kora

Prolific and beloved musician, producer, mentor, actor and self-described “total clown”, Laughton Kora brings the funk back to Pōneke.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 4:10pm

Lilith

Scorned Punk Demons.

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

Marrowspawn

Drum machine grindcore with chainsaw guitars.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Move It Danceworks

Move It Danceworks is a friendly dance school that teaches tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 10:00am

Mr Fungus

"NZ’s Loudest Mime…" -Radio Active

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:7th Mar 11:30am & 2:30pm

Mr Wizowski

Starring the worlds only performing Stunt carrot "Craig".

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 12:00pm

MulletMan & MiM

Acrobatics, Juggling, Contortion and a whole lotta cheek!

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:7th Mar 10:30am & 1:30pm

NahBo

A multidisciplinary artist and university trained musician hellbent on fucking shit up.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Newtown Rocksteady

Newtown Rocksteady performs Jamaican dance music from Jamaica and Newtown.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 2:05pm

Newtown Tuesday

Newtown Tuesday are four talented young muso's who write and perform their own banging rock tunes.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 12:35pm

Night Lunch

Dunedin's dynamic duo: NightLunch, combine drums and diddley bo for sick riffs.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 4:50pm

OdESSA

Original rock band.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 2:50pm

Oriental Voice Choir

An active non-profit singing group in the Wellington local community, an adult choir group from Oriental Cultural and Performance Art Group (OCA).

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 11:25am

Orlęta

From our youngest dancer who is 4 right up to the eldest who is 16, enjoy the colours and energy of the wonderful Orleta dancers.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Orzeł

Orzel Polish Dancing Group is Wellington's newest young adults, Polish dancing group, ready to perform with energy!

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Qualms

Your favourite band's least favourite band from Tāmaki Makaurau and Kirikiriroa.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Queens Cup

Queens Cup is a big, new and fun band.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 4:00pm

RadioActive.FM DJs

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

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

Raucous Productions

This quirky and delightful duo will take you on a fantastic journey of hilarity to surprise your spirits.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 11:00am

Rei

Encouraging rangatahi to 'hoea tō waka' with new waiata Māori

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 3:15pm

Riki Gooch and Al Fraser

Percussion and Ngā Taonga Pūoro.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 10:30am

Sam Manzanza & Afrobeat band

Sam Manzanza Music Experience is the highest energy performance and is sure to move your soul.

Where:Community Stage
When:7th Mar 3:35pm

Samara Alofa & Friends

Samara Alofa, Enchanting and a bit surreal they trade stories of past, future and present vibrations!

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 6:30pm

Scattered Wreckage

A bit country, a bit folky, a bit rocky, a whole lot Newtown!

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 3:50pm

shannengeorgiapetersen

shannengeorgiapetersen makes shy synth pop for having feelings to.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Siblings

Siblings is a soft-grunge band that constantly swaps instruments to make every song sound different from the rest.

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:7th Mar 3:30pm

Ski Resort

Collaborative jazzy pop-rock lead by Violet Hirst.

Where:Girls Rock Stage
When:7th Mar 3:10pm

Snowqueen

...a Wellington based three piece formed in July 2020. We are committed to noise, melody and speed.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Soda

Soda is pop.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 6:20pm

SODA BOYZ

Slowcore trio from Manawatu.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Soft Plastics

Soft Plastics are a Wellington based guitar-pop trio that makes catchy garage tunes with reflective shoegaze moments.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 3:50pm

Solid Gold Dance Crew

Bombastic retrotastic futuristic dance crew!

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar 2:45pm

Sounds Almighty Sound System

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

Where:Sounds Almighty Sound System Laneway
When:7th Mar 10:00am

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:7th Mar 1:50pm

Stress Ghetto

NZ Hardcore Royalty.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Synthetic Children

Synthetic Children is a Te Papaioea hardware electronica project, exploring many genres from dark ambient to uk garage and breakbeats.

Where:Ferguson St Stage
When:7th Mar

Taikoza Wellington

Taikoza is a Wellington based taiko drumming group performing powerful traditional Japanese rhythms with dynamic choreography.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

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:7th 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
When:7th Mar 10:00am

The Bandits

The Bandits are a group of 12-13 yr olds who play in a 5 piece covers band.

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:7th Mar 10:30am

The Circus Hub

Celebrate circus with us!

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 10:20am & 11:20am & 12:20pm

The Godwits

The Godwits play acoustic tunes about life and love.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 11:40am

The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop.

Where:South Stage
When:7th Mar

The She Jays

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

Where:Colombo St Stage
When:7th Mar 10:00am

The Steampunk Minstrels

Afro-Celtic acoustic based music.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 12:30pm

Tight Weave

NZ folk songs reimagined though a pop filter.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 10:00am

TUi MAMAKi

Beguiling vocal melodies over hypnotic guitar grooves, a meeting of delicacy and power.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 4:00pm

Valley Kids

Groove. Attitude. Musicality.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 1:15pm

Vanessa Worm

Musically free and anarchic, Vanessa conforms to nobody's dogma.

Where:Gordon Pl Stage
When:7th Mar 5:15pm

Vera Ellen

Vera Ellen doesn't know how to sell her act. Help her out!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:7th Mar 12:50pm

Vince Cabrera

Music of instrumental cinematic beauty.

Where:Songwriters Stage
When:7th Mar 10:00am

Vox Ethno

The 13 member ensemble Vox Ethno is a female vocal group that performs traditional folk music from the Balkans and Europe.

Where:Songs From The Old Country Stage
When:7th Mar 1:15pm

VU/ZU FREE-SHOP-FOTO-SHOOT

Roaming free shop of horrors.

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar 11:00am

WAI

WAI are a Porirua based Māori electronica roots band that perform entirely in Te Reo Māori with the poi at the forefront.

Where:Tangata Whenua Stage
When:7th Mar 11:45am

Wellington Batucada

Wellington Batucada is in its 20th year of bringing samba-inspired beats, dance and fun to New Zealand. And we're based out of Newtown!

Where:Street Parade
When:7th Mar 3:30pm

Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre Dragon, Lion & Dance Groups

Dynamic, engaging, colourful and exciting performances.

Where:South Stage
When:7th 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:7th Mar 11:35am

Wellington Youth Circus

Wellington's next generation of circus artists.

Where:The Circus Hub Stage
When:7th Mar 10:00am

Wiri Donna

Nothing but dinky riff rock.

Where:Creeps Rock n Roll Street Party Stomp
When:7th Mar 4:30pm

Zane & Degge

"An outstanding crowd pleaser." -Courtney L'amour

Where:Buskers Pitch
When:7th Mar 12:30pm & 3:30pm