• Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

15 Mar | $28 – $58

One of the most beloved and respected indie bands in America brings its “laid-back melange of shuffling beats, guitar fuzz and vocal purity” (The Independent) to the Festival. Read more

  • Neko Case

Neko Case

12 Mar – 13 Mar | $43 – $48

As well as being a member of The New Pornographers, indie singer-songwriter Neko Case has released six solo albums. Her latest is “typically sumptuous and lusciously heart-rending” (NME). Read more

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The Ballad of Backbone Joe

5 Mar – 6 Mar | $43 – $48

Award-winning “junkyard theatre” trio The Suitcase Royale tell the story of a bare knuckle fighter in the outback and the mysterious death of his promoter Messy Dimes Dan. Read more

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Brel: The Words and Music of Jacques Brel

Selling Fast | 26 Feb – 2 Mar | $63 – $68

Cabaret noir comes to the James Cabaret as Kiwi rock stars Jon Toogood and Julia Deans join singers Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Tama Waipara to interpret Jacques Brel’s infamous songbook. Read more

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Frente Cumbiero

14 Mar – 15 Mar | $43 – $48

Frente Cumbiero’s modern take on Afro-Caribbean cumbia mixes live instruments with electronica. Read more

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Candice McQueen: Nasty!

8 Mar – 9 Mar | $43 – $48

Starring an immortal demi-goddess who has partied her way around the world for thousands of years, Nasty! is a comedy cabaret set against a backdrop of ‘90s pop culture. Read more

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Paul Brady

Sold Out | 9 Mar | $43 – $48

Get along to the James Cabaret to see one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular songwriters, who defies genre by incorporating folk, rock, blues, traditional Irish and classic pop styles. Read more

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Royale Riot

7 Mar | $43 – $48

Wear your best dancing shoes for Royale Riot – it’ll be a night of bent and broken rockabilly tunes. Read more

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Dawn Pōwhiri

21 Feb | FREE

Join the Festival team as we welcome international and local artists to Te Ahurei Toi o Aotearoa / New Zealand Festival. Read more

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Rime of the Ancient Mariner-Festival Talk

9 Mar | FREE

Artist Mark Holthusen will talk about the magical world of multimedia and working with cult British musical trio The Tiger Lillies. Read more

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Charles Bradley

Selling Fast | 22 Feb – 23 Feb | $43 – $48

This will be an unforgettable night of heartfelt grooves from the “Screaming Eagle of Soul”, who overcame a lifetime of struggle to become a professional singer at age 62. Read more

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Madeleine Peyroux

Sold Out | 23 Feb | $28 – $78

Madeleine Peyroux, whose latest album debuted at number one on the jazz charts on Billboard, iTunes and Amazon, performs one very special concert, accompanied by a band and string ensemble. Read more

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