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Great gigs and cool concerts

Whether it’s a big name, electric beats, impeccable orchestras or hip hop happenings, Wellington will have you tapping your toes or going manic in the mosh pit. Load up your nights with some of these tunes:

International headliners

David Byrne

See Courtney Barnett, one of the most unique Australian voices to emerge this century, tears up the stage with full band on 30 August. 

David Byrne's coming to Wellington (13 November) and bringing along plenty of your Talking Heads' favourites like Burning Down The House and songs from his critically acclaimed new album, American Utopia. Not to be missed. 

Homegrown talent


Hot on the heels of their 5th studio album release ‘LEGACY’, Katchafire stop off in Wellington for two shows (31 August & 1 September) on their annual winter tour. Their new album has seen the group hit no.1 on NZ itunes album chart and no.1 on the US reggae charts, so get in quick for tickets! 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra play Wellington (7 September) to celebrate new album Sex & Food - its most eclectic and expansive release yet. Recorded in a variety of locales from Seoul and Hanoi to Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue.

A classic touch


The incomparable Borodin Quartet return to New Zealand to mark the 125th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s death (13 September). 

And one for the whole whanau (family) — NZSO Associate Conductor, Hamish McKeich, leads the orchestra as they present a Classical Hits programme (15 September).

And one for the lovers: NZ Opera presents one of opera's great romances, La bohème, (4–13 October). Whether you're seeing it for the time or fiftieth, La bohème will captivate your heart. 


This is just a tribute

bootleg beach boys

The Bootleg Beach Boys hit Wellington on 19 August for a fun show featuring classic hits and cult favourites from California's most famous band.

If Swedish pop is more your style, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to relive the live magic of ABBA in an incredible two and a half hour stage spectacular on 14 December. 

Enjoy the timeless Motown tunes of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at high-energy live show Oh What a Night, coming to Wellington on 16 October. 

Join Darren Coggan for Peace Train (30 August), a celebration of one of the most inspiring and prolific singer songwriters of our time, Cat Stevens.

Relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits with the world's No 1 Roy Orbison tribute star, Dean Bourne, when Roy Orbison Reborn rocks into The Opera House, 11 August. 

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Check out some of the other gigs and concerts Wellington has on offer.  

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