The Titirangi Festival of Music returns to West Auckland in 2019 from March 28th to 30th. The programme will packed with lots of community flavoured free events featuring local and International talent on display across a number of stages around Titirangi Village.
Look out for a full programme announcement in early 2019. Until then here are some Early-Bird ticket announcements for your Christmas stocking!
Two very special concert announcements!
Thursday 28th March- doors 6.30pm
Direct from New Orleans, USA, comes high-energy seven-piece Mardi Gras carnival band Cha Wa. Catch them on opening night for one show only. Continuing the tradition of Dr John, The Meters, Neville Brothers and Trombone Shorty, Cha Wa are taking the funky street music of New Orleans to the world. Acclaimed as “a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves….impossible to resist”, and with Mardi Gras Indian ‘Spyboy’ wearing a fabulous handmade traditional outfit, the group is a feast for the ears and eyes.
Cha Wa will be joined by blues/calypso king Tom Rodwell (UK/NZ), an outstanding singer and guitarist who has been described as “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins”. Tom, who has also opened for Leon Russell, John Butler Trio, Charles Bradley, C.W. Stoneking, Otis Taylor and Derek Trucks brings an international reputation as a one-man party machine.
The concert starts early so come celebrate with us as we bring ‘Bourbon Street’ to Titirangi, with a selection of craft beer, finger-licking food and great music!
Special early-bird Tickets at www.titirangifestival.com - on sale now!
Saturday 30th March- doors 7pm
Bic Runga and band
In a festival first, locally loved and internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Bic Runga and her band will close the Titirangi Festival of Music 2019. Come and enjoy a mix of songs from her many hit albums (three have topped the NZ charts) along with some beautiful surprises.
Since the release of her 1996 single ‘Drive’ – a top ten hit when she was just twenty, Bic has won every music award you can think of including Best Female Vocalist four times and Best Producer three times plus the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll for best song. Bic’s debut album was certified seven times platinum and featured the enormous hit ‘Sway’. The follow up Beautiful Collision from 2002 was certified an incredible eleven times platinum and featured the hits ‘Get Some Sleep’, ‘Something Good’ and ‘Listening For The Weather’.
Secure tickets to both concerts at www.titirangifestival.com - on sale now!