FRIDAY 23RD MARCH
HOPETOUN BROWN + VILLAGE NIGHT + Extra bits
FREE FAMILY EVENT
5PM - 8PM
FEATURING MUSIC FROM SURREY BOUDIT AND AVONDALE COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS
Enter our specially designed ‘village in the trees’ on this early autumn evening. Rain or shine there’ll be plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy, like giant games and face painting, and being entertained by street performers.
You’ll no doubt find yourselves grooving to rising talent from Avondale College (as they prepare to perform at the Tauranga Jazz Festival the following weekend) and the 8-piece reggae, ska and rocksteady sound of Surrey Boudit on the outside stage - under cover of the giant stretch marquee.
You’ll also be able to smell and savour the street cuisine and coffee from boutique food trucks and perhaps sample a beverage in the special licensed area as you prepare for the party ahead.
Outside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall in Titirangi Village
500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi
HOPETOUN BROWN / CARNIVOROUS PLANT SOCIETY
WITH DJ DUBHEAD
9pm-12pm (doors 8pm)
Festival returnees Hopetoun Brown headline this evening’s concert. You’ll recognise Tim Stewart (vocals, trumpet, trombone, stomping) and Nick Atkinson (saxes, hollering) from the legendary band Supergroove. These guys played support for 2016’s Dave Dobbyn festival concert and totally won the hearts of the sell-out crowd with their infectious and funky performance. Think Louis Armstrong meets Tom Waits and James Brown and you’re almost there. It’ll be a foot-stomping good time!
They’ll be joined in the lineup by the wonderful musical mash-up which is the Carnivorous Plant Society. CPS use a multitude of instruments to create an intriguing and psychedelic blend of mariachi, spaghetti western and sci-fi flavours. Together with mind-bending visual projections, Finn Scholes and his band will lead you on a journey that will stimulate the mind as well as the body.
To top off the lineup, and to make sure everyone gets their fill of hip-shaking rhythms, DJ Dubhead will be on hand to make sure you arrive at your destination safely (though maybe a little exhausted).
Note: Dress in a colourful plant-themed costume to win spot prizes and go in the draw for the grand festival prize pack.
The Titirangi War Memorial Hall