Ahead of tomorrow’s full programme announcement, Auckland Arts Festival has revealed six of its music acts for March next year.
Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau takes place 7-24 March 2019 and Aucklanders and visitors to the city will have a range of music gigs to choose from, in some of the city’s favourite venues, including the Town Hall, The Civic and the Festival’s famous, intimate Spiegeltent.
Powerhouse Irish-French chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan will return to New Zealand with Cave, a new show devoted entirely to the music of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. She was inspired to create Camille O'Sullivan - Cave after gathering worldwide acclaim for her rendition of The Ship Song. This exclusive AAF concert will raise the roof of the beautiful Civic.
Adored for their shimmering song writing and evocative alt-rock style which defined the indie-emo genre of the early 2000s, Washington band Death Cab for Cutie will return to New Zealand in March, playing an exclusive show at The Civic.
For over a decade, Baltimore duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally – aka Beach House – have produced sublimely hypnotic, pillowy and otherworldly music, synonymous with the dream pop genre. They’ll float into Aotearoa for an exclusive AAF debut.
Another dream pop collective, RHYE, will touch down for an exclusive show. Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos and the lead singer’s distinctive, and now famous, falsetto.
Fearless, versatile, with an angelic voice, gifted American singer-songwriter Neko Case is a force to be reckoned with. Widely-regarded as the artist who defined the “country noir” genre, her smouldering ballads and southern pop-rock anthems will be showcased in an intimate show at the famous Spiegeltent.
For the first time in New Zealand since 2014 and following the release of the brand-spanking album New Energy, the boundary-pushing electronica act Four Tet will play a one night only gig at the Town Hall.