Past Event5 Feb - 24 Feb 2017

February Music Lineup

No longer available

Aotea Square


Matthew Crawley has been involved in almost every aspect of the New Zealand music industry over the past 10 years, and has handpicked another great summer music lineup for you.

Alien Weaponry

Sunday 5 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Teenage thrash metal band Alien Weaponry surprises audiences on many levels. Performed in English and te reo Māori, their songs are complex and highly political.


DJ Linda T.

Monday 6 February (Waitangi Day), 12pm - 5pm

D.A.N.C.E. Art Club member Linda T. enjoys seeing people groove to local contemporary Māori and Pacific sounds and jazz.


DJ King G.

Tuesday 7 February, 12pm - 3pm

King G, aka Greg Smith, is a producer and actor who has spent over a decade holding down his radio show, SeaQuench on Auckland’s KFM.



Wednesday 8 February, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Charlotte Forrester makes dreamy folk music that gets under your skin and into your subconscious, and will have you lost in its mist.


WuKong the Monkey King

Thursday 9 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Singing in Mandarin and English, Wu Kong the Monkey King is influenced by post-rock, punk and psychedelia, through to jazz, funk, hip hop and soul!


Very Tall Stories

Friday 10 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

What began as a bedroom project for Tom Everett (Kolab) has since expanded into a fully-fledged future-soul band, complete with live horns and percussion.



Saturday 11 February, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Will Cooper Barling combines his melodic vocal style to bring old school R&B into the modern day as indie electro-pop, with undertones of classic trip-hop.


Ben Salter (AUS)

Sunday 12 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Ben Salter has a penchant for the melodic mixed with the esoteric, and has performed/toured with artists such as Cat Power, Counting Crows and more.


DJ Corysco (BRAZIL)

Monday 13 February, 12pm - 3pm

DJ Corysco’s roots lie in Brazil, but he’s lived everywhere in the world! Los Angeles made him fall in love with hip-hop, and Paris broadened his horizons.


Courtney Sina Meredith

Tuesday 14 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Playwright, fiction writer and musician who describes her writing as an “ongoing discussion of contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique.”



Wednesday 15 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

An alternative folk trio with a distinctive style of catchy melodies, poly-rhythms and tight-knit, complex vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys and Joni Mitchell.


Kendall Elise

Thursday 16 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Alt-country folk darling Kendall Elise has a breathtakingly beautiful voice that is offset by her often dark and personal lyrics.



Friday 17 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Nikolai is a multi-talented Auckland-based musician with a smooth voice over a disorienting beat. Prepare for a little taste of what you think you know, be it R&B, hip hop, neo-soul or electronic dance music, and sit back to have your expectations reconstrcuted.


Motte and New Dawn

Saturday 18 February, 12.30pm - 2pm

New Dawn is the latest collaborative project of Anita Clark (Motte) and Indira Force (Doprah). Their music is comprised of ambient washes and ethereal melodies.


Awesome Tapes From Africa (USA)

Saturday 18 February, 6.30pm - 8pm

Possibly the world's only cassette tape DJ, Brian Shimkovitz scours markets for great lost world music recordings to make you dance!


The 95bFM Kids Show with Lee and Friends – Live

Sunday 19 February, 7am11am

The iconic 95bFM Kids Show comes to Aotea Square for a special extended edition. Join Lee and a cast of his weird and wonderful friends for stories and songs, live on the radio!


Swim Team (AUS)

Sunday 19 February, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

The Melbourne-based four-piece weaves crunchy pop with luscious melodies, creating the perfect summer soundtrack.


DJ Belleville

Monday 20 February, 12pm - 3pm

Expect everything from dub and reggae to gypsy swing, cumbia and anything else DJ Belleville might be hiding under that giant hat of his.


Steve Abel

Tuesday 21 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Steve Abel is a masterful, baritone-voiced songsmith. His universally-lauded latest album, Luck/Hope has been described as "timeless and beautiful."


Hopetoun Brown presents Brass Yourself!

Tuesday 21 February, 6pm – 7.45pm

Take one wind-driven blues duo, add the Carnivorous Plant Society’s trumpet player, a trombone, Lawrence Arabia’s drummer, pearly tonsils and the searing harmonica playing of Nina McSweeny.


Albi from Albi and The Wolves

Wednesday 22 February, 12.30 - 1.15pm

Albi has performed around the country consistently for the last five years with his band Albi and The Wolves, playing anything from the Auckland Folk Festival to a lounge near you. 


Dave Graney and mistLY (AUS)

Wednesday 22 February, 6pm – 7.30pm

Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author. Since 1978, he and drummer Clare Moore have fronted numerous bands.


Jinetero MC

Thursday 23 February, 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Cuba’s Jinetero MC (Yonier Cuevas Vega) has spent the last nine years bringing strong-spirited Latin street-styled rhythms to some of the biggest festivals in New Zealand and Australia. 


Hikashu (JAPAN)

Thursday 23 February, 6.30pm – 8pm

Renowned Japanese ‘avant-pop’ ensemble led by the extroverted, pseudo-Kabuki vocalist Makigami Koichi, tying together improvisations, Japanese theatre traditions, and elements from Japanese films and pop.


Joe Blossom

Friday 24 February, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Wellington’s Joe Blossom is a man and a band for all seasons, dishing out sonic piano pop.


Ijebu Pleasure Club

Friday 24 February, 8pm – 10pm

An 11-piece, brass-heavy groove juggernaut mashing up the songs you remember (and some best forgotten), with the Afro-funk style of the legendary Fela Kuti.

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