Performers 2016

Show:

*Full Performance Schedule

You can download a full schedule here

Where:All Newtown Festival
When:6th Mar

*STAGE: Mainstreet Stage

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

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: 'Nice Place' Curbside Cabaret

Soloists and bands with a street cafe vibe

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: 'VUWSA' Newtown Ave

Featuring contemporary alternative electronic music.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: Circus Stage

Watch one of the exciting performances and then learn some moves to try out yourself.

Where:Newtown School
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

*STAGE: Living Wage Stage

Wellington musicians and poets bring a message about poverty and inequality to this year’s Festival.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: Newtown New World Community Stage

Some of the best and brightest stars from the Newtown community! At the corner of Constable and Riddiford St.

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: Shamble Land

DON'T BOTHER IT'S A TOTAL SHAMBLES

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: Tangata Whenua Stage

Programmed by Atiawa Toa FM

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: The Hits Buskers' Pitch

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

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*STAGE: Wilson St

Newtown's favourite side street; with another bangin lineup for 2016!

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*Street Rides: Ghost Boards

Ghost Boards - freestyle riding by the Ghost crew + $5 rides

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*Street Rides: Wishbone Bikes

FREE balance bike street rides for littlies!

Where:Gordon St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*Street Sports

FREE games for everyone to enjoy

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

*Street Theatre: Gloria Bone Puppet Pavilion

An Intimate Evening With Gloria Bone And Friends

Where:Green St
When:6th Mar 12:30pm

Ainslie Allen Band

Soulful anthems from Titahi Bay.

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 4:15pm

Aldous Harding

Gothic fairytales. This is folk music, simple and bleak.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 12:20pm

Altero

Alternative art rock from Christchurch.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 11:20am

Amba Holly: with Grove Roots

Māori Singer/Songwriter, passionate and determined to express life through music.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 12:40pm

Amy Jean

Minimal-centric architect of dusty emotive dance music.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 11:45am

Anne Kennedy (poet)

Artist for a Living Wage. Anne Kennedy is an inventive poet and fiction writer.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 2:00pm

Anything Left

More songs about the working peoples’ struggles, unions and democracy.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 10:40am

Aroha String Quartet

One of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 2:10pm

Aura

Intimate and often confronting.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 5:15pm

Awa

One of N.Z.'s most accomplished singer/songwriters.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 1:45pm

Baobab Oasis - Nice Up The Dance

Reggae sound system at Baobab Courtyard

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Basketball Jones (busker)

Fun entertainment for all ages and tastes, tricks and pure talent.

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Bebemos GARAGE PROJECT Garden Party

Join us for the 20th Annual Newtown Festival & our second Garage Project Garden Party.

Where:Hall St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Biggest Little Circus

An action packed, high energy explosion of circus street theatre!

Where:Newtown School
When:6th Mar 5:15pm

Black Spider Stomp

Traditional style Gypsy Swing Jazz

Where:Hall St
When:6th Mar 1:00pm

Borrowed Cs

Borrowed Cs: synthetic explorations through minimal dance forms.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 1:00pm

Brannigan Kaa: with Grove Roots

Probably the most popular recording artist on the Maori Radio Network

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 12:40pm

Bunnies on Ponies

Ridiculously infectious explosive distorted 90s guitar pop.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 6:40pm

Carcosa Saint Funeral

Playing what could be called ‘pop-indie-alt-country’.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

City Housing Choir

Enthusiastic singers Creating Harmony Optimistically In Rhythm – the CHOIR!

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

Cookie Brooklyn and the Crumbs

Wellington psychedelia, 2 parts Orchestra of Spheres and one part Marineville.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 1:20pm

Daniel Boobyer

A haunted ghost blues project by Wellington Daniel Boobyer featuring Mike Benton.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 3:05pm

David Ladderman (busker)

2014 World Buskers Festival Critics Choice winner is back to cavort and contort at his favourite festival!

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 12:15pm

Death and the Maiden

Melancholic synth arpeggios, reverb-drenched guitars, and sighing vocal melodies.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 1:30pm

DJ No L

Atiawa Toa Fm breakfast show host is founder and member of the band Grove Roots from Waiwhetu

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 3:15pm

DJ Rhys B

DJing for over 30 years now - crowned NZs first ever DMC champion

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 1:35pm

Double Ya D

The man witch is about to get busy outside Death Ray. He'll be lickin his fingers and he'll be shakin his shit.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 5:15pm

EPIC Newtown Festival After Party at Moon

Newtown's community venue. Come visit!

Where:Riddiford St
When:6th Mar 8:30pm

Faith Wilson (poet)

Artist for a living wage. A writer and artist - 'forever learning how to talk.'

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 11:30am

Finn Johansson & Band

Psychedelic. Country. Music.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 12:45pm

Fis

Spirited, physical and exploratory electronica.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 6:30pm

Flamenco Wellington

Flamenco - the passionate dance from the south of Spain, accompanied by guitar and cajon. Fiesta!

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 3:00pm

Fortunes

Blending the gritty grooves of hip-hop with the raw emotion of R&B.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 2:45pm

Frank Burkett Band

A unique blend of blues, country, bluegrass, swing and Scottish folk.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 10:45am

Gamelan Padhang Moncar

Music from the courts and villages of central Java.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

GEN 77

3 Wise Punkys from Hutt City

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 1:20pm

Glass Vaults

Psychedelic pop - songs of celebration, environment and love.

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 3:15pm

Groeni

Complex textures and dancey beats are both captivating and engaging for listeners of all styles of music.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 5:15pm

Grove Roots

A waka – a vessel for singers and songwriters to jam on.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 12:40pm

Hawaiian Dance Wellington

Women (ages 25-75) who enjoy dancing hula to beautiful Hawaiian music.

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 11:45am

Hypnos

Hypnos explore the murky world of Rebetiko, an urban folk music of the immigrant Greek underclass.

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

Israel Starr

an important part of Aotearoa’s ever-growing Reggae, Dub, EDM and Hip-Hop scenes.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 4:10pm

Jaded Nineties Raver (J9R)

Hardware-based and focused on maximising the capabilities of limited equipment.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 4:45pm

K2K

katherine is a dj/producer/coder from wellington

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 2:15pm

Kapa Haka (Tangata Whenua Stage)

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 10:10am

KARAKIA & TAONGA PUORO

Check them out.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Karlo Mila (poet)

Poetry that speaks to the soul

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 1:10pm

Keely T

A regular performer at top Wellington venues and events.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

Keepsakes

Keepsakes is an Auckland-based techno producer and DJ.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 6:00pm

Kirsten Te Rito

An award winning singer-songwriter from Wellington

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 12:15pm

Knights of the Dub Table

Expect a dynamic live journey with uplifting grooves, live dubs, featured guitar riffs and infectious sonic bass.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 3:20pm

Kubatana & the Moringa Dancers

The percussive rhythms, sound and dances of Africa

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 12:15pm

Lady Fruit

Wellington based and multi talented.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 1:05pm

Leilah and The Bellycats

Newtown-based bellydance troupe

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 1:45pm

Maria McMillan (poet)

An Artist for a Living Wage. Two published collections of poetry.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 12:20pm

MC Hillsy

Wilson Streets official rock n roll MC for the 3rd year in a row.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Mehana

Travel vicariously on the feverish rhythms and soulful laments across Balkan Peninsula

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Mighty Ukes

We love to network and build happy fun communities. Our motto is "Uke & Spread the Love"

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Miles Calder & the Rumours

Atmospheric Americana nestled somewhere between Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and 70s Neil Young.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 1:30pm

Milkthistle

Original cello-based arty-folk rock pop

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 10:50am

Mongo Skato

Mongo Skato is Thomas E Richards, an electronic music producer from Wellington.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 3:30pm

Mono Sonic

The Baddass Fuzzed Out Primitive Trash Stomp Death Party Beer Lightning Chancellor.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 4:10pm

Move It Danceworks

Dance school - Tap, Jazz and Ballet. For 3 year olds right through to adults.

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 10:01am

Mr Fungus (busker)

Check out the latest nonsense from ‘New Zealand’s Loudest Mime’ MR FUNGUS.

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 10:45am

Mr sterile Assembly

Outsider-punk noise experimental rock two-piece from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 11:40am

Newtown Rocksteady

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

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 5:00pm

Orchestra of Spheres

Part Sun Ra otherworldiness, part Sublime Frequencies and part ESG.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 3:00pm

Pacific Island Gospel Choir

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 2:45pm

Pales

Dark and intimate alt/folk

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 2:15pm

Parsima

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 11:30am

Pascal Ackermann (busker)

A Swiss clown has fallen off the mountain in his homeland and finds himself sailing the high seas.

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 1:00pm

Pie in the Sky

NZ and UK based artists who design playful tournaments, mini-festivals and celebrations for people.

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Pip Adam

An Artist for a Living Wage. Writer -short stories, novel.

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 2:50pm

Rainbow Country

Keeping it strictly Roots as a reflection of New Zealand's beautiful landscape and culture.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 11:20am

Raskolnikovs -cancelled

Drunken Russian polka-rock - a cross between some kind of Eastern European music and The Munsters.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 10:20am

Raw Collective

This is Raw Collective: a funk, jazz, and hip-hop sound, born with a livewire.

Where:Moon
When:6th Mar 8:00pm

Red Sky Blues

An awesome sludgy, psych, fuzz stoner band from Wellington and some of Newtown.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 5:35pm

Richter City Rebels

A raw, heavy and soulful show with loads of singing, dancing and beads - come and join the Mardi Gras Party!

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 3:45pm

Rick Sahar : MC

Community Stage MC: an award winning Wellington entertainer.

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Roidz

Roidz are proving to be one of New Zealand's most exciting bands.

Where:121 Skate Festival: Treetops
When:5th Mar

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:Mid Constable St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Sam Manzanza Afrobeat band

Hot, spicy rhythms to make you dance and feel good

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 12:15pm

Secret Knives (solo)

Secret Knives write pop songs: scaffold for melancholia, effects-heavy guitar, ambient debris.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Sendam Rawkustra

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

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 1:00pm

Sergio Velcro's Sexy Morning Workout Class

World renowned fitness guru and tantric healing master travelling the world promoting the life changing power of his sexy workout fitness DVD's.

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Seth Frightening

Blood Yodels - Folk - Ballads

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 4:15pm

Shocking Pinks

Shocking Pinks is the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Harte.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 7:45pm

Shogun

his rap flow is of international quality and use of words are second to none

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 2:50pm

Shoutin' Preachin'

Auckland Hip Hop/ Brass crew, Shoutin' Preachin' are making the trip to Wellington to show us what we've been missing.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 4:30pm

Shuedet

Lush atmospheric vocal electronica.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 10:30am

So Laid Back Country China

Self proclaimed Canyon Rock band from Wellington.

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 3:00pm

Só Samba

Wellington's first roots samba band: a high energy exposition of Brazilian culture.

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 12:30pm

Street Sports - Capital City Volleyball

A fun sport for all ages!

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Street Sports - Hoop Club Wellington

Providing children the opportunity learn and develop key basketball skills.

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Street Sports - Kilbirnie Rec Centre

For kids that can't sit still

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Street Sports - Push Play

The Push Play team will be out with fun equipment and exciting games to keep everyone active and entertained – even the adults.

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Street Sports - The First Tee Values Coaching

Local youngsters from all different backgrounds are getting the chance to learn the art of golf.

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Street Sports - Wellington Floorball

Keen to try a new and exciting sport?

Where:Arney St
When:6th Mar 11:00am

Sui Zhen

Melbourne¬based artist Becky Sui Zhen.

Where:Newtown Ave
When:6th Mar 4:00pm

Super Duper Girl (busker)

Flying in to save the day with stupendous stunts and amazing escapes…

Where:McDonald's Car park
When:6th Mar 11:30am

T-Bone Trio

A soulful blend of high-energy Americana

Where:Emmett St
When:6th Mar 11:30am

Taikoza Wellington

Passionate about Taiko Drumming, with beautiful, strong bass tones, powerful group rhythms and dynamic choreography.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 4:45pm

Tape Wolves

100% Esoteric surf trash morphs from a one man haunted figure to 3 wolves

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 7:25pm

Terror of the Deep

Fuzzed out psychedelic dream pop.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 2:20pm

The Eggs

Roll up the rugs and stack the chairs - The Eggs are cooking once again.

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 11:15am

The Front Liners

Cheeky war jazz

Where:Hall St
When:6th Mar 5:30pm

The Hag

Ghoulish crypt-rock - a creepy musical enigma.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 6:20pm

The Kugels

Wild and haunting tunes of traditional Klezmer

Where:Constable St
When:6th Mar 12:30pm

The Spines

Playing a fiery brand of rock love songs, totally original and honest

Where:Rintoul St
When:6th Mar 1:15pm

The Tyson Smith Band

Wellington based swampy roots blues folk band.

Where:Wilson St
When:6th Mar 3:25pm

The Underground

Bringing The Underground party to the Bebemos back yard.

Where:Hall St
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

TrinityRoots

A boil-up of ingredients that seem to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea.

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 1:45pm

TUMA (Tu mau rakau, tu mau taiaha)

An old one and a good one taking Maori Martial Arts to a new level.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 10:30am

Twinset

Feel-good jazz from the heart.

Where:North Riddiford
When:6th Mar 10:00am

Tyna Keelan

Tyna's music is a mix of the best - old school Soul to hardcore Hip Hop and more.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 2:15pm

Vaa Nui Dance Group

Sharing experiences from all of the pacific cultures, expect a massive Aotearoa cultural experience.

Where:Donald McLean St
When:6th Mar 10:55am

Wellington Batucada

Bringing the flamboyant world of samba from Brazil to Wellington.

Where:Parade
When:6th Mar 4:00pm

Wellington Community Choir

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

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 2:25pm

Wellington New Chinese Friendship Association Dancing Group

A dancing group showcasing Chinese culture.

Where:Mid Riddiford
When:6th Mar 2:15pm

Wellington Youth Circus

Watch talented young students performing at the Newtown School Circus Stage

Where:Newtown School
When:6th Mar 12:00pm

ŽillionŻ

Catch them at the Moon After Party

Where:Moon
When:6th Mar