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Louis Baker

Louis Baker

Oct 16

Singer-songwriter Louis Baker is one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years. Crafting his work with deep artistic…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

The Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons

Oct 19

For over three decades, these high-energy, virtuosic jazz funkateers have been bringing joyous chaos to the world. The Shuffle Demons are…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

The Nukes

The Nukes

Oct 21

Celebrating ten years together this October The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part ratpack,…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Behind the Lines - Ria Hall & Rob Ruha (Wairoa)

Behind the Lines - Ria Hall & Rob Ruha (Wairoa)

Oct 21

Māori music trailblazers, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha (NZ Arts Laureate 2017) dive deep into the fibres of their combined artistry, tribal…

Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa

Songs of Ivor Cutler - Slightly Imperfect

Songs of Ivor Cutler - Slightly Imperfect

Oct 21

Slightly Imperfect introduces you to the absurd, beautiful world of Scottish poet, songwriter and humourist Ivor Cutler (1923-2006),…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Behind the Lines - Ria Hall & Rob Ruha (Havelock North)

Behind the Lines - Ria Hall & Rob Ruha (Havelock North)

Oct 22

Māori music trailblazers, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha (NZ Arts Laureate 2017) dive deep into the fibres of their combined artistry, tribal…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Delaney Davidson - Ship of Dreams

Delaney Davidson - Ship of Dreams

Oct 23

Delaney Davidson brings his latest Magic Lightbox installation, Ship of Dreams, to premiere HBAF 2018, along with his carnival barker’s…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Mikelangelo - The Balkan Elvis

Mikelangelo - The Balkan Elvis

Oct 24

With his smooth looks, crazy tragi-comic stories and a piano accordion, Mikelangelo (of the Black Sea Gentlemen fame) has given Elvis an…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Greg Johnson - Every Song Has a Story - Featuring Ben King

Greg Johnson - Every Song Has a Story - Featuring Ben King

Oct 25

With a back catalogue of over 300 songs and 30 years of music, California-based Kiwi Greg Johnson has yarns to spin - from his touring…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

George and Noriko

George and Noriko

Oct 26

George and Noriko break all the rules. This charismatic duo brings something unique, something unexpected, with a sound unlike anything…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Margot Pierard and Kurt Yates - Canopy

Margot Pierard and Kurt Yates - Canopy

Oct 27

Canopy is the culmination of a long-time collaboration between songstress Margot Pierard, best known for her big jazz sound, and guitarist…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

Carnivorous Plant Society and Hopetoun Brown

Carnivorous Plant Society and Hopetoun Brown

Oct 28

For one special night in the Spiegeltent, Hopetoun Brown join forces with fellow neighbourhood players and new best friends, Carnivorous…

Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent

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