Big Sima and Boomtown will leave a trail of funk-driven, hip-hop stardust in their wake as they unveil their new single Pluto in six cities across Aotearoa this summer.
This is why I’m here
This April, world-renowned Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will share songs, stories, and highlights from his illustrious career with Wellington audiences. Here’s a teaser!
Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition
Superheroes and villains have descended on Pōneke! From artefacts to art, interactive displays to memorabilia, get your Marvel fix at Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre before they blast off.
Time, place, and light are what drive photographer Ben Lowe to interpret life through his lens. Experience the wild Wellington coast in all its mystical and midnight beauty through the Courtenay Place light boxes.
Say yes to heaven
Indulge in some Summertime Sadness at Olivia Dreams’ Lana Del Rey: The Drag Show, featuring a line-up with a Lust for Life performing sad girl bops, cinematic sonatas, melancholic melodies, and tragic romance rhythms.
Tuscon, Arizona’s favourite sons
We caught up with Joey Burns of Calexico ahead of their Wellington concert this February, where they’ll celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal record Feast of Wire.
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