Monday, 3 February 2014

Waitati Arts and Music Festival

by Katie Peppercorn & Tania Turei


Light sculptures, performance art and project graffiti are great additions to this year's Waitati Music and Arts Festival. The public are invited to get creative, as invited artists exhibit and facilitate various art projects thanks to the Dunedin City Council's Creative Communities Grant Scheme.

Help build a three-metre high, 3D, LED pyramid tree light sculpture with Makerspace.  Create your own piece at the stencil and graffiti workshop with artist Aroha Novak, and be amazed at the 'one square metre' exhibit – five performance artists in five square metres! Anteroom...what will they do?

A separate dance music DJ area (mini-rave!) is also included this year for those who just love electronic music. Get your Glitch-D&B-hip-hop-trance-house-breaks fix here.

Live Music is featured on the main stage from 11am – 11pm, provided by Honeybone (rock), Skulldubbery (roots music), King Leo (jazz funk), Oleh (reggae/dubstep/blues), Jayden TJ (10-year-old star! Reggae), Superglue (soul/blues), The Peoples (Celtic-Pacific), Tahu & the Takahes, Delicat, Mirrium; and DJ Bent Copa will be maintaining the vibe between bands.

Food, ice cream and coffee will be available on site and the children will have fun in the Kidzone with bubbles, toy-library toys, and the incredibly crafty Captain Cornflake (Space FM) and crew. A soccer pitch, skate park, tennis court and play park are also there to enjoy.

Bring umbrellas and gum boots; do not let the weather put you off. Hopefully we will need sunscreen and hats.  Children must be supervised at all times, and please leave dogs at home. Cost is only $10 per adult (kids free). Please check out our web site for more information and awesome photos from previous years.

Bland Park, Almond Street, Waitati. Saturday 15 February 2014. 11:00am-11:00pm

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