12:45pm - 2:00pm
Kia ora Koutou katoa!
Of course you know who Anika Moa is.
Yass Queen, same-sex symbol, Māori princess (literally), mum-of-three with one in the oven, humble and reluctant TV STAR, children’s entertainer, and a wondrous bloody New Zealander.
But let’s not forget that before all the above, Anika Moa was a musician, and a singer. And a beautiful, heartfelt songwriter.
In a career spanning 20 years she has released six studio albums, two wildly successful Songs For Bubbas albums and toured her music and stories to every corner of the country.
And some corners of the world too.
2:30pm - 3:45pm
Modern soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.
In 2013 he was selected to attend the prestigious annual Red Bull Music Academy in New York. He then recorded and released his self-titled EP, and was a top five finalist for the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Award for Back On My Feet .
Baker’s also performed at festivals across the world, including Field Days, Sziget Festival, Sonar Festival, The Great Escape, and Splendor in the Grass, building an appetite for bigger crowds as well as more intimate spaces.
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Niko Ne Zna is a world class world music extravaganza.
A staple of the New Zealand festival circuit and frequently selling out shows at home and more recently in Australia.
A hot and spicy taste of the old countries right here in the capital of New Zealand.
Playing captivating original music as well as classic songs from the gypsy-soaked Balkan States, Niko Ne Zna’s hypnotic melodies and wild infectious rhythms will set even the most rhythmically challenged moving and grooving!
5:45pm - 7:00pm
Born out of the famed New Zealand School of Music, Wellington dub rockers Tunes of I are fast developing into one of the nations most exciting live roots acts.
Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, complemented by two of the capitals finest horn players, the jazz trained six piece collective are renowned nationwide for their original, tight and dynamic live performances.
Raw talent matched with classical training that is best witnessed up close and personal!