By Teylor Moss
Date / Venue: Saturday March 4th, 2017 - Waterfront, Wellington
Mt Albert by-election debate at Splore Festival's Listening Lounge Saturday 18 February
Auckland is preparing for a week-long celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland, St Patrick, kicking off on Sunday 5 March with an Irish Fair Day, and culminating in the hallmark Parade and Irish Music and Dance Festival on Sunday 12 March.
The Raggamuffin Music Festival has been postponed until Spring 2017.
Auckland’s Te Ngahere o Woodhill (Woodhill Forest) becomes the beautiful backdrop to a new music festival, with UK music legends Underworld headlining Oro ’17 this April.
The stage is set for another creative Splore Festival on 17-19 February with tickets almost sold out. Splore 2017 continues to evolve with the addition of new entertainment areas and sustainability milestones.
The Laneway Festival has announced they've launched a safe space for women at this year’s event.
On Waitangi weekend, Tauranga Domain will come to life with the sounds and colours of one of New Zealand’s most vibrant music festivals, One Love.
The party started last weekend when St. Jerome's Laneway Festival kicked off in Singapore on Saturday, and it's only five days until New Zealand's first Laneway at the glorious new Albert Park precinct location.
WOMAD has always prided its self on being an industry leader towards leaving a minimal environmental footprint, and heading into the 2017 festival WOMAD continues the strive to become a completely zero waste-to-landfill festival.
In a bittersweet announcement, Andrew McManus, the creator and driving force behind New Zealand’s iconic Raggamuffin Music Festival has said that Raggamuffin X, the tenth anniversary of the much-loved people’s festival, will be the final festival in Auckland at The Trusts Arena on Saturday 18 February 2017.