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We are delighted with our plans for the 6th high-quality multi-genre Arts Festival that will run from 12-26th October 2020. 
At the heart of the Festival this year is the city of Hastings with Toitoi – Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre replacing the Spiegeltent as our centrepiece venue offering a vibrant space for stories to be told and conversations to be shared. We will present a programme of exceptional Arts Festival experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities and visitors that make up our region.

We have created a rich history as a Festival in a short time with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. For five years we have proudly supported homegrown New Zealand artists alongside international work.  However, with the closure of our countries borders in 2020, our sole focus will be on New Zealand artists and performers.  And what incredible talent, with messages of strength, challenge, and hope for the future.  

Over the next few weeks we will start to preview some of the Festival work for 2020 with our full line up announced on 1st September.   To make sure you keep up to date with what we are up to, sign up for our newsletter below.  

We look forward to seeing you in October, pencil the dates in your diary now, 12-26thOctober 2020!


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