New Performance Festival
Based in a pop-up festival venue in Auckland's Aotea Centre, leading companies from Canada, Europe and Australia link up with some of Aotearoa's finest in the inaugural New Performance Festival.
A brand new opportunity for arts adventurers to get their fix, New Performance Festival encourages audiences to drop in after work or pre-show, to sink a beer courtside and experience conversations, music, design and even the odd hair cut in the cutting edge atmosphere which is the Festival Club.
For the night owls, the New Performance Festival brings the cutting edge of New Zealand alternative music for the meagre sum of $5. Late Night Music is headlined by the mighty Orchestra of Spheres who return to our shores after flying the New Zealand flag across Europe in 2011. Having been spotted by indie recording artist Caribou at the annual Campus A Low Hum, the Wellington outfit were invited to play the hallowed music festival All Tomorrow's Parties, performing alongside such popular artists as Battles, No Age, Les Savy Fav and fellow kiwi Connan Mockasin. Orchestra of Spheres will perform at 10.30pm on Friday 17 February.
Superstars of Westlynn, the brainchild of improvised music impresario Jeff Henderson, are best described as transcendental dance collage and will be playing at 10.30pm on Friday 24 February.
More information is available at http://www.npfestival.co.nz