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EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB at East St Cafe & Bar
21 - 30 Oct | 9pm

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Need coffee? Fancy a beverage pre or post show? Or have you just finished performing and you need somewhere to unwind and meet other artists, audiences and crew?
No fear! (Almost) every night of the Fest we’ve got you covered at East St Festival Hub with post-show gigs, excellent beverages and food to save the planet by.

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MATALA | Fua Creative

THE SUTER THEATRE
Wed 27 Oct, Thurs 28 Oct | 6.30PM

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Dance and spoken word, song and pure energy, this exciting new work from Fua Creative celebrates growth, culture and new life — and the energy, experiences and creative excellence of the rangatahi of Waiharakeke Blenheim who co-created MATALA.

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PĪPĪ PAOPAO | Rutene Spooner

AT YOUR KŌHANGA REO OR KINDY
Tue 26 & Wed 27 Oct

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The tūi chatters, the kākā cackles, and the kererū coos: each bird has its distinctive sounds from the moment they hatch. Te Taiao (the natural world) shapes their growth, stance, and song, until they are finally set to soar across the sky.

SILVER. STONE. WOOD. BONE.

THE SUTER THEATRE
Mon 18 Oct | 7.00pm

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Enduring materials, beaten, hollowed, carved, and polished to sing songs of the past and breathe life into the future. This is music of, and for, Aotearoa.

A special pre-Festival event

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THABANI GAPARA | The Griots Path

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB
Sat 30 Oct | 9.30pm

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Missing international travel? Get your dancing shoes on and explore the far flung reaches of African Jazz with the most charismatic of saxophonists, Thabani Gapara.

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IMUGI 이무기

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB
Thurs 28 Oct | 9pm

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As imugi 이무기, Tāmaki Makaurau’s Carl Ruwhiu and Yery Cho navigate the slipstream between the listless ennui of late 90’s downbeat and trip-hop, silicon smooth synth-pop, and the undeniable bounce of modern R&B.

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BEN WOODS

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB
Wed 27 Oct | 9pm

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We’re told to expect a ‘psychedelic mash of futurist guitar jank and meditative croon’. Are you curious yet?

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KITA

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB
Sat 23 Oct | 9.30pm

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Following hot on the heels of their self-titled debut, Pōneke-based musical wonders KITA make their Whakatū premiere with their dreamscape of synth-pop, layering stunning melodies over soulful beats.

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RUBI DU & POLLYHILL

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB
Fri 22 Oct | 9:30pm

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Ready for a night of hip-hop and dancehall with a reggae backbone? Oof yes!

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VANESSA WORM | A Sound Experience

OLD ST JOHN'S HALL
Thurs 21 Oct | 8pm

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What would the love child of Courtney Love and The Gathering look like?

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THE BETHS

NEUDORF VINEYARDS
Sun 31 Oct | 2pm

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Catch The Beths while you can Whakatū, ‘cos trust me — they’ll be taking off again real quick!

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SOUNDTRACKS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN | Nelson Symphony Orchestra

NELSON CENTRE FOR MUSICAL ARTS (NCMA)
Sat 23 Oct | 3pm & 6pm

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Nelson Symphony Orchestra in association with NCMA present a tribute to the big screen.

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TIERRA Y MAR FLAMENCO PROJECT | Paul Bosauder

NELSON CENTRE OF MUSICAL ARTS (NCMA)
Thurs 28 Oct | 6.30pm

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How does a surfer of Lebanese/Aotearoa origin become a flamenco guitar star in Spain?

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LUCIEN JOHNSON QUARTET

NELSON CENTRE OF MUSICAL ARTS (NCMA)
Sun 24 Oct | 6pm

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Some of Aotearoa’s finest music luminaries gather at NCMA for one night only, with the Lucien Johnson Quartet promising a sumptuous evening of mesmerising music.

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FLAVIO PLAYS FRAHM | Flavio Villani

NELSON CENTRE OF MUSICAL ARTS (NCMA)
Fri 22 Oct | 6.30pm

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Both deeply immersed in classical piano and masterful improvisation, Nils Frahm and Flavio Villani have the same worldview.

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TAMI NEILSON | The F Word - Songs of Feminism in Country Music

THEATRE ROYAL
Sat 30 Oct | 7.30pm

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From Dolly to the (Dixie) Chicks, The F Word is a journey of feminism through country music, from 1952 — the 1st female country artist at #1 – to today.

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MĀUI | Rutene Spooner

THEATRE ROYAL
Mon 25 Oct, 7.30pm

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Many moons ago, a different kind of superhero ruled this side of the Pacific: Māui-Tikitiki-A-Taranga.

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REB FOUNTAIN

THEATRE ROYAL
Sun 24 Oct | 8pm

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Taite Music Prize 2021 winner Reb Fountain will premier material from her highly anticipated new album IRIS along with songs from her self titled Flying Nun debut.

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