Two street performers dresses in silver and blue with disco balls on their heads are dancing and waving as a part of the CubaDupa street festival in Wellington.


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    Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Famed for its diversity and boundary-pushing lineups, CubaDupa is back. The yearly street festival will take over Cuba Street and its surrounds, and transform it into a giant party. The 2024 festival theme is ‘Find Your Wild’. The two-day event includes a range of acts from musicians to street performers, circus acts, and cultural experiences. You’ll be able to wander through art installations, food vendors, and stalls, and soak up the atmosphere. The surrounding bars and cafés get into the spirit by setting up outside seating. You can watch the parades and wandering musicians seated if you prefer.

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The first lineup of performers spans Aotearoa and the globe. Musicians from Korea, large-scale live painting work from Australia, afro-groove and jazz musicians from Ghana, and French digital and sound artists.

Local bands include Afrofunk/Highlife style ensemble Yaw Asumadu and Ozi Ozaa, and femme-lead soul, funk, disco eight-piece Revulva. Auckland pop duo Foley and Māori/Samoan rapper MELOWDOWNZ will also take to CubaDupa’s many stages.

Street performances include the award-winning theatre partnership, Birdline Productions. The group will bring its family-friendly performances to the streets of CubaDupa. Be entertained with puppetry, masks, and music. Roaming the streets will be CubaDupa’s first-ever Uke-a-Dupa parade. Around the festival you’ll find 23 diverse groups of musicians, showing their skills through the ukulele. Eventually, they will meet up to play a mass performance.

Punters can fuel their day at over 100 food vendors at the Fresh Choice Street Feast. Food trucks, pop-ups, and local businesses will be serving up delicious treats and meals all weekend.