Titirangi Festival

Titirangi Festival



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12:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Free family event
Featuring an afternoon of music, food, street performances, an art trail and prizes.

We’ve organised a wide-ranging and entertaining programme in our specially created ‘Village In The Trees’ - Stilt walkers and street performers will wander the village while kids can play on giant games, follow the Te Uru Art Trail: from 12 to 4pm, and enter the Titirangi Festival Colouring in competition. 

The music programme:

12pm: The Nukes, celebrating their tenth year together, will be joined by a ‘Western Schools Ukestra’; a huge group of young ukulele players drawn from schools from around our community. 

1pm: The fun continues with Captain Festus McBoyle’s Travellin’ Variety Show. Festus puts on a wonderful, irreverent and engaging show that kids of all ages enjoy - not to be missed!

2pm: Local favourite Tui Mamaki leads the Balkan polyphony group Acapollinations, filled with harmony and the wairua of Aotearoa.

3pm: Sandy Mill (of SJD, New Telepathics, Bellbirds fame) has performed with a wide range of famous musicians. Now it’s Sandy’s turn to take centre-stage, together with a full band, to deliver her unique brand of edgy, energised soul from her new EP.

4pm: Ijebu Pleasure Club - Quirky and fun, Ijebu Pleasure club are an Afrobeat big band who perform the most loved 80’s retro-radio pop hits in an African style; get your dance moves out on the lawn front of stage.

5pm: Yoko-Zuna - Wildly exciting,  high-energy electro hiphop with jazz flavours, from the streets of Auckland.

Street Music sounds: 12 till 4pm

Look out for these musical performers out and about around the village; Funky and brassy marching band Superhero Second Line, retro and classic jazz sounds with the The Strolling Tones. The sounds of the Shona people of Zimbabwe with Mhara Marimba. Watch out for trouble-makers Festus McBoyle and his crew wandering the village causing mayhem and laughter.

Follow the Art Trail as it winds its way around the village up to 'Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery', Lopdell House and down to the library and festival hub. This interactive treasure hunt is full of exciting, family-friendly activities: make a headdress, an instrument, or get your face painted. Along the way discover all the answers to the art trail clues and you could win a copy of Te Uru’s magical pop-up publication ‘SWELL: The Art of Judy Millar’ and even a new ukulele from KALA. What are you waiting for??

Festival Colouring competition with Kala Ukulele


Entry forms available from the festival information tent. Use lots of colour, and remember the entries we choose on the day will not always be the neatest. We are looking for creativity, so go wild! The winners in each age category will win a Kala Ukulele! 

Also on offer all afternoon will be street-food cuisine, ice cream and coffee from boutique food trucks.

As always free music will run all afternoon on the outside stage under the giant stretch marquee.


Outside the Titirangi War Memorial Hall in Titirangi Village
500 South Titirangi Road




8pm-11pm (doors 7pm)

Headlining our 2018 festival is iconic songwriter Don McGlashan. He will be performing solo in an intimate concert that will feature older classic songs and new faves. 

With a career that spans groups ‘Blam Blam Blam’ to ‘The  Muttonbirds’ and beyond, he has a unique place in NZ music. This will be his first ever Titirangi Festival show. Don is the author of  much loved tunes like ‘Dominion Road’, ‘Anchor Me’, ‘Bathe In The River’, ‘Don't Fight It Marsha….’ and so many more.

So join the festival for an evening with one of Aotearoa’s most revered songwriters. With support from South Auckland’s sisterly R&B singing sensations Shed Siddahs and rock’n’roll queen bee Labretta Suede turning the tables as the night’s resident DJ.


Titirangi War Memorial Hall
500 South Titirangi Road


$40 (DOORS 7 PM)

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