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Performers 2014

Agitator

It all began with the “cave” somewhere along the South Coast of Wellington.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 12:00pm

Ainslie Allen

Soulful sounds from this household name.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 11:00am

Bakers Eddy

Loud guitar, loud bass, loud drums, ROCK!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 11:00am

Baobab Oasis - Nice Up The Dance

Reggae sound system at Baobab Courtyard

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Box of Tricks

Famous for acrobatic displays of strength and flexibility with flamboyant flair

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 10:45am

Brockaflower

Terribly talented all star band of amazing youngsters taking off in the Welli scene.

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 4:15pm

Carlos Navae

Share good vibes with a conscious mind.

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 2:00pm

Coin - Operated Girl

This one of a kind cowgirl is so realistic, she’s almost human!

Cumbia Blazera

Cumbia music of South America

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

David Ladderman

Whip-cracking, ladder-climbing feats of dexterity and delusion will amaze and amuse you.

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 11:30am

DJ Choice One (Audio Mechanics)

Hip-hop, funk, reggae, dub, jungle, Pasifika and home grown vibes with sweet melodies, big bass-lines and stompin’ horns.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 1:30pm

Electric Wire Hustle

A great blend of forward thinking hip hop, jazz and soul

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 6:15pm

Goldbeard Guitars

Fine quality handmade guitars

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Hoop Hooligans

A spellbinding combination of spectacular tricks and slapstick tomfoolery.

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 11:00am

Jim Wisp

Dreamy soft melodic harmonies.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 2:00pm

Jonathan Crayford - Big Band

The most incredible big band you will ever see!

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 3:15pm

Joshwa

Owner and operator of Auckland based reggae sound system, Lion Rockers Hi Fi, Joshwa is on a mission to forward the best in sound system culture to the people of Aotearoa.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 2:45pm

Julie Lamb Band

70's vibed indie art rock.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 4:15pm

Kapt 'n' Dirt

Cello and Loopstation

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 2:30pm

Klezmer Rebs

Back for their fourth performance at Newtown Festival - anarchia total will certainly prevail.

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 1:30pm

Kristelle Plimmer

Newtown Festival Poet in Residence. Baobab Cafe on Sat & Debra Tent of Fair day.

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:1st Mar 12:00pm

Lord Echo

Local funk making huge waves Internationally

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 7:30pm

Mat Enright

He plays, he writes, he eats music. Then sings it back out while playing the guitar!

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Matiu Te Huki

Amazing vocal skills and energy

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 12:00pm

MazRoy

Feel good, nod your head, move ya feet.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 3:30pm

Mesala Groove Soundsystem

Check out the MesalaGroove Stage on Green St

Where:Donald Maclean St
When:2nd Mar

Mr Fungus

New Zealand’s Loudest Mime

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 1:00pm

Mullet Man

The best haircut in the world

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Naram

Naram is a reggae fanatic with a penchant for vintage synthesisers, cheesy 80s horror films, Test Match Cricket and dal makanis.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 4:15pm

Newtown Rocksteady

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

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 2:00pm

Newtown Sound

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

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 5:45pm

Niko Ne Zna

Niko Ne Zna is a hot and spicy taste of the old countries right here in the capital

Where:Community Stage
When:2nd Mar 3:15pm

Orchestra of Spheres

Channeling ancient future funk from the IS! Warping spatioelastoplasticity with sound!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 6:30pm

Paddy Burgin and the Wooden Box Band

Unofficial kiwi folk - a lyrically uplifting tour of the this country’s vast and sweeping landscapes.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 3:00pm

Paddy Fred

Hugely Groovy Local Musician! At the Baobab Cafe After Party.

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:2nd Mar 8:30pm

Powershop Family Zone

Powershop Family Zone

Where:Newtown Primary School Grass Area
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Raiza Biza + Live Band

Raiza Biza is helping usher in the new wave of NZ hip hop. Don't miss the chance to check his blend of jazz influenced hip hop performed with his live band!

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 5:00pm

Ras Stone

Ras Stone is a multi talented vocalist, percussionist, and radio host who is originally from Nima-Accra Ghana, West Africa, known for his conscious lyrics and unique singjay roots style.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 2:45pm

Raw Collective

Sample based, live hip-hop project, fresh from the Evil Mule camp.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 11:15am

Rhino Boogie

Party Funk! At the Baobab Cafe After Party.

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:2nd Mar 9:30pm

Rosita Vai

Rosita Vai rose to prominence as the winner of NZ Idol 2005

Where:Carrara Park Jazz Picnic
When:8th Mar 2:30pm

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:2nd Mar 10:00am

Sam and Myele Manzanza

Masterclass of Drumming

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 11:30am

Sausage Circus Sound System

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

Where:Corner of Rintoul & Riddiford St
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Sendam Rawkestra

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

Where:Community Stage
When:2nd Mar 1:00pm

Shaw Shot

DJ Shaw Shot aims to show people the enormous variety of music Jamaica has bought to the world. And - what better way to share a vinyl collection?

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:45am

Solid Gold Soundsystem

Solid Gold on the Corner in the Heart of the fair!

Where:Corner of Rintoul & Riddiford St
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Soul Samba Circus

Aucklands Premier Samba band hits Bebemos Cafe

Where:Bebemos Carnival After Party
When:2nd Mar 5:30pm

Southern Cross Family Zone

Chill out with the kids

Where:GREEN ST
When:3rd Feb 10:00am

Spartacus R

At times raw and wild, other times achingly beautiful.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 5:30pm

Stage: Baobab Oasis

Music all day in the rear courtyard of Baobab Cafe.

Where:Baobab Cafe
When:2nd Mar 11:00am

STAGE: Batucada Parade

A massive parade of Samba drummers grooving their way from Emmett St to Constable St

Where:Parade
When:2nd Mar 4:00pm

STAGE: Buskers' Pitch

Come and be entertained by some of the best buskers around! Outside McDonald's Newtown, 190 Riddiford St

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

STAGE: Emmett St Curbside Cabaret

Soloists and bands with a street cafe vibe

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

STAGE: Mainstreet

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

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

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:Community Stage
When:2nd Mar

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:2nd Mar 10:15am

STAGE: Wilson St

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

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:30am

Stink Magnetic One Man Band Stage

A selection of one-man band performances: I Drank your Blood - Wawick & the Workers - Double Ya D - Tape Wolf

Strings Intemporal

Touring GErman Musicians combining elements found in classical music with ideas from jazz, rock and folk music.

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 3:00pm

Taulanga U Brass Band

Brass Band from the Tongan Methodist Church

Where:South End of the Fair
When:2nd Mar 12:00pm

Terror of the Deep

One of the 10 great NZ band you should know.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 12:00pm

The Balkanistas

20+ musicians putting their own twisted spin on Eastern European gypsy music.

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 11:00am

The Digg

The illegitimate funky child of bygone psychedelia and progressive desert-jazz.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 2:30pm

The Lyttelton poets

6 New Zealand writers who among other things happen to all live in Port Lyttelton and to perform live poetry.

Where:Rintoul St Fringe Corner
When:2nd Mar 12:15pm

The Nudge

A concoction of a blues and rock base, with a deep swamp filling, and a raucous party crust.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 1:00pm

The Pyramid Scheme

The forgotten energies of an ancient underworld

Where:Bar Edward
When:2nd Mar 9:00pm

The Soldiers of the Pharoah

Fela Kuiti's footsoldiers - our own afrobeat superband!

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 1:00pm

The Valve

Huge Sound from these young lads! Future Rockers!

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

The Wend

Writers of the famous Aro St Song

Where:Bar Edward
When:2nd Mar 7:30pm

Thief

Top ranking selecta representing Rongotai Hi Fi and Strictly 138 Crew.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 12:00pm

Wellington Batucada

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

Wellington Mingus Ensemble

Bringing the music of Charlie Mingus to Wellington.

Where:Mainstreet Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Wellington Sea Shanty Society

A two-man tempest of pure shanty.

Where:Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
When:2nd Mar 1:00pm

Wellington Youth Circus

Be amazed by the astonishing thrills and superb skills of the Wellington Youth Circus…Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things!

Where:Buskers' Pitch
When:2nd Mar 12:15pm

Wild Bill Ricketts

It is not that his music defies categorization, but rather that he constitutes a category all of his own.

Where:Wilson St Stage
When:2nd Mar 4:00pm

Winston Spliff

Winston Spliff is one of NZs most seasoned dancehall vocalists. He is well known for his unique Pacific raggamuffin style, and as an energetic host.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 10:00am

Zulu Nation - Aotearoa Chapter

Positive hip hop activities that give back to the community.

Where:Newtown Sound Stage
When:2nd Mar 12:30pm