Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Ahurei Toi o Te Matau a Maui

Due to the recent move to Red restrictions in the COVID-19 Protection Framework across New Zealand, it is with some disappointment that we have to cancel our Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival Summer sessions scheduled for March 2022.

Festival Director Pitsch Leiser says, “These events have already been postponed from October last year, so any further rescheduling is not possible at this time.  We send our thoughts today to the artists and our wider community who have been affected by the ongoing changes over the last couple of years. We will now turn our efforts to plan for the annual Festival later in October 2022.”

The cancelled events are:

Urzila Calrson – It’s Personal 4 March
Reb Fountain 5 March
Troy Kingi and Delaney Davidson – Black Sea Golden Ladder 6 March
Hello Darkness 12 March
Che Fu and the Kratez – Return of the Navigator 26 March

All tickets will be refunded or can be donated. Ticket holders will be contacted directly by either Ticketek or Arts Inc. Heretaunga however due to the high volume of event changes across the country at the moment, please be patient as this process may take some time.

The full Programme for the October Festival will be announced mid-year. 

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