CubaDupa: Wellington’s festival announces performers

Wellington is to be transformed into a unique, energetic festival on 30 – 31 March 2019. 

Photography: Ollie Crawford

Ranging from dance music to opera, kid’s activities to parades, visual art to food and beverage stalls, there’s something to suit every musical taste at CubaDupa, Australasia’s largest, free multi-arts festival. Crammed full of free entertainment with 250 performances over 17 hours, this spectacle is a must-see for the entire family. Attendees are encouraged to express their own creativity, dress up and participate in the interactive art, dance, music and theatre performances. 

CubaDupa have now announced their festival line-up to fill the city. Wellingtonian’s should be prepped to witness (and join in with) performances by Hoot! A Collaborative 45-minute performance with 15 bands from New Zealand and around the world. Get up close and personal with the opera singers, Coffee Cantata, a 15 minute opera presented in association with New Zealand opera. Or enjoy Dress Up Jam, where performers offer a colourful selection of costumes and props to encourage participants to explore their playful side. 

Additional artists performing are Kuki Koori featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop keyboardist, Iain ‘Kuki Blaze’ Gordon and visual artist Mick ‘Koori boy’ Finn and Binge Culture, offering audience the chance to participate in an interactive game. 

Key facts about CubaDupa 

  • Free of charge for all ages 
  • Entertainment 250 performances across two days of local, national and international talent, including acts from Canada, USA and Australia. 

When: Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 March 2019
Where: Cuba St precinct and roaming performances. 

UPDATE: In light of the events at Christchurch, CupaDupa are moving to arrange an alternate programme within the Cuba Street precinct, changing to Cuba Dupa | OFF STREET. 

Visit their website here. 

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