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21 – 24 Feb 2019
The Performance Arcade is back, and music curator Thomas Friggens is pleased to present an exciting line-up as part of the Live Music Series programme. Featuring a hand-picked selection of bands and artists, laidback afternoon sessions will lead into vibrant night time sets.
Kicking off the exclusive opening night programme on 21 Feb will be the experimental synth-pop sounds of Wellington-based Paper Ghost. Energetic indie band Hans Pucket will follow, performing an energetic and eclectic set of tunes to prepare you for the rest of the Arcade weekend.
Audio-visual duo Kuki Koori, otherwise known as VJ artist Mick Finn, and Iain Gordon of Fat Freddy's Drop will be closing the evening with their performance piece 'The Time Flies Show' as they take us on a groovy journey into the night with relentless beats and a captivating projection show.
Opening the Friday evening on 22 Feb will be multi-instrumentalist musician Harris with experimental alt-rock sounds. Recently billed as one of Wellington's top five up-and-coming artists, Josie Moon will be performing electro-pop tunes from her latest EP 'Rose Tinted'. Closing the Friday night will be the soulful vocals of Wellington-based Moira Jean and her band - get down early for a good spot!
Indie-pop folk band Grawlixes will be opening the Saturday 23 afternoon music session, before the folk-inspired electronic music of Blaek. Wellington band Anxiety Club will take us into the evening with their alt-country feel good anthems, followed by the sounds of critically-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Lake South.
Closing the first Saturday night will be Same Name Confusion, playing tracks from their recently released debut EP 'In Theory'. Having quickly made a name for themselves as one of New Zealand's most exciting new bands, this is a show not to be missed.
Sunday 24 is about words and lines. Local poet Freya Daly Sadgrove will be bringing her poems to The Arcade for the first time, followed by Gypsy jazz ensemble Black Spider Stomp. Dry Waters will be closing the days music programme, with a multi-disciplinary performance developed by artists from New Zealand, USA, Cuba and Germany in co-operation between the Goethe-Institut New Zealand and No Boundaries e.V. in Berlin/Germany.
The award-winning event will be showcasing a diverse programme of art, live music and performance, installed within a special architectural arrangement of shipping containers. Free performance events and interactive activities will showcase both NZ and International artists.
Since 2011 the Live Music Series has developed a reputation amongst musicians and fans as an exciting opportunity to discover new sounds, try new ideas, and encounter some of the best from Wellington’s formidable music scene.
A pop-up bar provides exclusive Arcade brews from Tuatara, wine from Leftfield and cider by Three Wise Birds, whilst Food For the People will be cooking up the best in hot foods using local ingredients.
Full line up - week one.
Thursday 21 Feb:
7:00pm - Paper Ghost
8:00pm - Hans Pucket
9:30pm - Kuki Koori
Friday 22 Feb:
7:00pm - Harris
8:30pm - Josie Moon
10:00pm - Moira Jean Band
Saturday 23 Feb:
4:00pm - Grawlixes
5:30pm - Blaek
7:00pm - Anxiety Club
8:30pm - Lake South
10:00pm - Same Name Confusion
Sunday 24 Feb:
2:00pm - Freya Daly Sadgrove
3:30pm - Black Spider Stomp
6:00pm - Dry Waters
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