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Performers 2015

Aio

Blended elements of Soul/Jazz/Roots/Rock with lyrics written in both English and Te Reo Maori.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 2:45pm

Alan Downes

A singer and writer of original New Zealand songs.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Awa

Streetwise Maori musician with a voice that is draped in vulnerability and conviction.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 3:25pm

Balkanistas

Come and experience the force that is the BALKANISTAS experience.

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 3:00pm

Baobab Oasis - Nice Up The Dance

Reggae sound system at Baobab Courtyard

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Beasts & Birds

Incredible live and raw funk 'n' soul from these local boys, not to be missed.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 12:30pm

Boxing starring Fraser Hooper

Award winning clown and festival favourite Fraser Hooper returns after the worldwide success

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Brannigan Kaa

Probably the most popular recording artist on the Maori Radio Network

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 11:50am

C-26

A great mix of South American and Kiwi musicians who all love playing salsa.

Where:Viva Mexico
When:8th Mar 8:00pm

Chocolate Strings

A mix of soul, funk and reggae into one amazingly memorable performance.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 5:00pm

Cumbia Bros

Cumbia, the music genre more popular throughout Latin America, is brought to you by Cumbia Bros, a nine piece band for you to enjoy and dance to.

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 4:15pm

D Burmester & The Blind

Wellington folk rock hillbilly band

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 4:00pm

Delaney Davidson

Catch the dark Grump Master himself.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 2:45pm

Demolition of the Century

Duncan Sarkies, writer of Scarfies, performs a live reading of his latest novel.

Where:Fringe Corner
When:8th Mar 12:30pm

DJ Pleeze

Best known for making indelible impressions on party-goers and listeners through his musical range, seamless blends, and party rocking beats

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 12:15pm

DJ Rhys B

Rhys has been DJing for 20 years and continues to DJ at various clubs and events.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar

DJ/MC No L

Founder of the band Grove Roots and breakfast host on the local Maori radio station Atiawa Toa FM.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar

Eb & Sparrow

A genre-defying, five-piece folk band that has been gaining attention across the country.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 1:30pm

Fraser Ross & The Felt Tips

Wild songs that sound great around a campfire..

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 2:00pm

French for Rabbits

A sweet and dreamy, nautically themed duo from Wellington

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 12:30pm

Funkacybin

A high-octane funk band who are renowned for their boisterous and highly energetic live performances.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 3:45pm

Gamelan Taniwha Jaya

Traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia, characterised by unpredictable rhythms and wild dynamic contrasts

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 11:10am

Garage Latino

Vibrant, energetic mix of Latin-American rhythms such as huaynos, carnavales, cumbias and more.

Where:Bebemos
When:8th Mar 5:30pm

Ha The Unclear

Alt-Pop from South Dunedin

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 11:30am

Handmade Records

A mixture of hip hop, reggae and rnb all backed by the HMR band lead by CEO Lotz and producer Tomi.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 12:25pm

Hoop Hooligans

Hoop Hooligans are a dynamic comedy fire duo from New Zealand.

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 1:00pm

Iron Dubz

Digital reggae, dub and the sound system culture.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 2:45pm

Jahnetix

An eclectic sound, based on their varying tastes in music from Reggae to RnB to Funk, Soul and Hip hop to name a few.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 11:00am

King Kapisi

Never one to follow, Always one to lead, the Pacific’s most influential hip-hop artist, King Kapisi returns to Newtown.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar

Klezmer Rebs

Newtown Festivals most consistent and fun band..

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 12:30pm

Matiu Te Huki

He has performed with the likes of Fat Freddies Drop, Rhombus, Pitch Black, Tiki Taane, Anika Moa and many more of New Zealand's top artists.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 1:05pm

Mau Rakau Perspectives

Come down and learn Mau rākau, a martial art based on traditional Māori weapons. Maori Martial Arts - Mau Rakau Perpectives Register Now! 4 x 30 min sessions availiable

Where:Atiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar

MC Paora

Former Tahu FM radio announcer and currently with Atiawa Toa FM running the night show from 6pm weekday

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar

Mermaidens

Undersea dream-pop trio.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 6:45pm

Mr and Mrs Alexander

Magic, mind reading and sideshow stunts.

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 10:45am

Mr Fungus

New Zealand’s Loudest Mime

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 12:15pm

MS Deluxe

‘M S Deluxe’ is a band of well-seasoned musicians from such bands as ‘Tunes of I’ and ‘Three Rays’.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 11:30am

Name UL

Talented Wellington local who lands his self-affirming raps with metronomic rhythm.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 1:30pm

Newtown Rocksteady

Newtowns favourite sons - an infectious combination of mellow rhythms and upbeat dance tunes!

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 2:45pm

Newtown Sound

Heavyweight reggae, dancehall, rub a dub, and hip hop from DJ Art, the man behind Newtown Sound.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 5:45pm

Niko Ne Zna

New Zealand’s very own Balkan Gypsy brass extravaganza.

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 3:45pm

No Problemos

Thick Kiwi accents and lyricism combine to create a uniquely NZ hip-hop sound.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 12:45pm

Paddy Fred

A brand of surreal, psychedelic synth-soul inspired by the West Coast beat-scene

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 3:30pm

Polly Johnson Set

Endearingly dysfunctional and endlessly entertaining "gypsy punk vaudeville cabaret"

Where:The Office
When:8th Mar 7:30pm

Powershop Family Zone

Powershop Family Zone

Where:Newtown Primary School Grass Area
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Ranea Aperahama

Original music as well as covers of Bob Marley songs in te reo Maori

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 4:10pm

Raw Collective

A fresh hip-hop sound built from funk, soul and rap, with banging beats.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 6:30pm

Salvation Army

The Wellington South Salvation open their doors and showcase their style of music on their front door step, along with awesome activities for all ages!

Where:Constable St
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Sausage Circus Sound System

"Roll up", for the bicycle powered street theatre extravaganza.

Where:Corner of Rintoul & Riddiford St
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Sendam Rawkustra

Turning madness on its head into something special, unique, and creatively rich.

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 1:00pm

Sheep, Dog & Wolf

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 1:40pm

Shogun

Rap flow of international quality and use of words that are second to none.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 2:10pm

Sianne with Grove Roots

A local student from Naenae College with a bright future ahead.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 1:40pm

Sonic Delusion

Funky electroacoustic folk incorporates triggered electronic drum sounds, acoustic cajon beats, and an array of guitar effects.

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 10:35am

Southern Cross Family Zone

Chill out with the kids

Where:Green St
When:8th Feb 10:00am

Stage - Atiawa Toa FM Raukura Stage

Newtown Festivals newest stage!

Where:South End
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Stage: Baobab Oasis

Music all day in the rear courtyard of Baobab Cafe.

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:8th Mar 11:00am

STAGE: Newtown Community

See some of the best and brightest stars that the Newtown community has to offer! At the corner of Constable and Riddiford St.

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 10:00am

STAGE: Newtown Sound

Celebrating 10 years of Newtown Sound at the Newtown Festival in 2014 with a huge line up of reggae, hip hop, and jazz!

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 10:15am

STAGE: Nice Place Curbside Cabaret

Soloists and bands with a street cafe vibe

Where:Nice Place Curbside Cabaret
When:8th Mar 10:00am

STAGE: Summer City Mainstreet Stage

Come one, come all! Some of the finest that the Newtown Festival has to offer are on display.

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 10:00am

STAGE: The Hits Buskers' Pitch

Come and be entertained by some of the best buskers around!

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 10:00am

STAGE: Wilson St

Newtown's favourite side street; with another bangin lineup for 2014!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 10:30am

Taikoza Drummers

Wellington based Taiko Drumming performance group, dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of Taiko alive

Where:International Woman's Day Stage
When:8th Mar 12:50pm

Team Dynamite

Hip hop that sounds like it was made for summer. It makes board shorts actually look cool!

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:8th Mar 4:15pm

The All Seeing Hand

Music of dissonant beauty and an intense live show that leave observers in an ecstatic state of both wonder and confusion.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 7:45pm

The Bellycats

The Bellycats are a belly dance troupe from Wellington

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 12:10pm

The Courtneys

Sun drenched flying nun influenced pop with sweet licks that'll stick with you for days.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 5:45pm

The Dancing and Drinking Society

Chugging gats, honking bass sax, and silky clarinet sit under some bluesy vocals with a side of trumpet finished with a big bass drum.

Where:Baobab Oasis
When:8th Mar 7:30pm

The Digg

Drums, bass and guitar is all you need... Digg it.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar

The Golden Awesome

A 4-piece band from Wellington. They play loud shoegaze music and feature former members of Mink, Cloudboy and Mestar

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 2:45pm

The Mighty Ukes with Flix Rose

Come out of the ukulele closet and join The Mighty Ukes of Wellington and the Ukulele Revolution.

Where:New World Community Stage
When:8th Mar 11:10am

The Next Generation

A blend of originals as well as reggae and old school covers that we all know and love.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 10:30am

The Nudge

Newtowns best psychedelic blues band.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:8th Mar 4:45pm

THING-O-RAMA

A primitive rock n roll showcase at Newtown's AMAZING!!! music store, Death Ray Records

Where:Death Ray Records, Wilson Street
When:8th Mar

Tola

An emerging talent emersed in spoken word, music, drama.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar 2:30pm

Vinyl Burns

Self-deprecating magical illusion and physical comedy.

Where:The Hits Buskers' Pitch
When:8th Mar 11:30am

Wellington Batucada

Wellington Batucada is a community-based percussion group that brings the flamboyant world of samba. Parade from Emmett to Constable St.

Where:Parade
When:8th Mar 3:00pm

Wellington Community Choir

Music from different choral traditions from the world's cultures, including New Zealand Aotearoa.

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 10:00am

Young Life Vanuatu

The Younglife Band is an international award winning pacific reggae band from Vanuatu.

Where:Summer City Mainstreet Stage
When:8th Mar 1:45pm

Zulu Nation

As we know knowledge is infinite, thus the Universal Zulu Nation‘s main goal is to teach and enlighten the youth through positive hip hop culture.

Where:Ātiawa Toa FM Te Raukura Stage
When:8th Mar