Titirangi Festival

Titirangi Festival

About the titirangi festivaL


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This year

For the first time, there will be a central festival space in front of the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. It will feature giant street games, arts activities and competitions. A marquee will stretch out over the outdoor stage and audience, and there will be a street food market to tempt the taste buds, plus stilt walkers and street performers will help bring the whole village to life. 

As always we have a lineup of fabulous local music, this year created by local musician and radio DJ Dan Sperber. 

Headlining the 2018 concert lineup on Sat 24th will be iconic NZ musician Don McGlashan. The free outdoor lineup features a wide selection of music, from the the fresh hip-hop electronica of Yoko-Zuna to the uplifting Afrobeat of ljebu Pleasure Club.

This year’s festival also looks beyond music to emphasise community and celebrate the many reasons Titirangi is such an interesting and beautiful place to live. Events such as Te Uru Gallery’s ‘From Scratch’ exhibition, ‘Flicks’ music-themed movie season , school workshops, as well as a panel discussion at SOUL Centre hosted by ‘Changing Minds’, discussing “Finding the balance… healthy approaches to working in the arts in Aotearoa”.  

This is a vibrant festival event for a vibrant community, we look forward to seeing you on the weekend of March 23/24/25. 

The History

Since its beginnings in 2005 the ‘Titirangi Festival of Music’ (TFM) grew from small beginnings, (with an awesome team of volunteers) to building a reputation as a unique and vibrant community event with a professional team and a small army of volunteers. The Festival attracted the participation of some of West Auckland’s, and New Zealand’s finest musicians; artists such as the Phoenix Foundation, Nathan Haines, Dave Dobbyn and Sola Rosa, to name but a few. The festival’s core objective was to draw talent from the community, and it has been phenomenally successful in achieving this.

After a break of one year the Festival returns with a fresh approach. Now simply entitled the ‘Titirangi Festival’, it will have a core central space in front of the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. As always the central programme element will be Music, as it speaks the universal language. However, this year’s Festival also looks beyond music to emphasise community and celebrate the many reasons Titirangi is such an interesting and beautiful place to live. Exhibitions, workshops, an Art trail for kids, Movies, Music, in-depth discussion and as always an emphasis on how creativity connects us all. These are the things that bring community’s together. We very much look forward to seeing you from the 23rd to 25th March and perhaps, even enjoying your contribution.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

David Parker, Director