Tiny Ruins announced to headline Newtown Festival 2020

On Sunday 8 March 2020, Newtown Festival invites a 80,000 strong crowd to the streets of Newtown to enjoy over 150 acts in celebration of the spirited community. 

Newtown Festival is delighted to host critically-acclaimed and David Lynch-approved Tiny Ruins to headline their event. “Traversing influences that cross genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia.” Hollie’s full band is set to perform on the RadioActive.FM & Coffee Supreme South Stage (zoo end of Riddiford Street). This stage has production support by Massey COCA School of Commercial Music. Listen to RadioActive.FM tomorrow morning (8:15am, 15 October 2019), to hear breakfast host Maggie Tweedie chat to Tom Healy, producer and guitarist of Tiny Ruins.

The new Tiny Ruins album Olympic Girls is praised globally in The New York Times and The Wire, as well as in New Zealand. Grant Smithies on Olympic Girls: “I had to pick my jaw up off the floor.” Tiny Ruins have been releasing this album on a massive tour across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. They performed to sold out shows in Wellington, twice at the Khandallah Town Hall as well as at St. Peters Hall in Paekakariki. The title track was also shortlisted for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award this year.

Hollie Fullbrook began Tiny Ruins during her time at Victoria University of Wellington. Wellingtonians may remember her intimate shows at defunct venues such as Mighty Mighty, Happy, and Puppies performing songs from her first album Some Were Meant For Sea (2011). This album features references to landmarks and details peculiar to Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, holding special memories for those in this part of Aotearoa.

Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls album
Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls music video
Tiny Ruins website
Tiny Ruins Facebook

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School of Commercial Music, COCA website

Newtown Festival 2020 event
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Emi Pogoni
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