Wellington “abuzz” with New Zealand Festival


After enjoying a successful first week, the annual New Zealand Festival continues in full swing with an exciting line up of performances.

Taking place in the country’s creative capital of Wellington, the multi-arts festival is New Zealand’s largest and longest running, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

On until the 20th March, the 2016 New Zealand Festival will welcome audiences and performers from around the country, as well as from overseas, as they descend on the city to experience an impressive line up of cutting-edge acts across multiple arts platforms.

The three week programme features something for everyone, from contemporary and classical to family-friendly, including exciting exciting Australasian exclusives, an avian-inspired light and sound experience in the midst of native bush, 150 international musicians playing a ‘love letter to peace’, and a free junkyard fairground.

Commenting on the 2016 New Zealand Festival, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive Chris Whelan says: “New Zealand Festival is the highlight of our city’s cultural calendar, and once again, Wellington is abuzz with some of the most exciting contemporary art and performance on the planet, and the whole region is feeling the festival spirit.”


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