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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


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

The ever-cool, Kimbra is back and she's playing San Fran on 14 July. Get along and see the Grammy Award-winner as she plays new songs from her critically acclaimed new album, Primal Heart. 

Homegrown talent


Award-winning and wonderfully retro performer Tami Neilson's new album Sassafrass! is all about sass, soul and country - hear it live in Wellington on 3 August.

And in the ultimate musical mash-up, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and iconic Wellington group The Phoenix Foundation are teaming up for an evening of audience favourites on 2 August. 

A classic touch

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Orchestra Wellington and acclaimed South Pacific ensemble Te Vaka perform favourites from Disney’s hit movie Moana in an incredible energetic live show on 14 July. 

And New Zealand Opera bring to Wellington a charming, funny and classic opera - The Elixir of Love - on 23-30 June, featuring Pene Pati of Sol3 Mio fame. 

This is just a tribute

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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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