Tuesday, December 04, 2018

WOMAD - 7 more artists joining in March!

We're so excited to reveal seven more additions to our already jam-packed line-up gracing the stunning TSB Bowl of Brooklands, March 15th - 17th, 2019! 

From soulful songstresses to rumba infused harmonies and hot and heady DJ-mixed Balkan beats, this is a line-up to get you dancing.

Check out the new artists below and click on their images to learn more.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

New record shop is bringing back vinyl pressings

Holiday Records, Auckland
A new record store is heralding Auckland’s vinyl culture comeback.

“Vinyl has never really gone away,” argues Ben Wallace, when speaking of his impending venture with friend and business partner Joel Woods.  The pair have just opened up a  record store in central Auckland that will also house the country’s only record press.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Coffee cup lending scheme launches in Wellington

A reusable coffee cup lending scheme is about to be trailed in Wellington for caffeine addicts looking for convenient, takeaway coffee that's also waste-free. Currently New Zealanders send an estimated 295 million cups to landfill each year. While there are already compostable alternatives a very low proportion are actually composted.
The Again Again scheme works like this: customers pay a three dollar refundable deposit  for a reusable steel cup, with a silicone lid, and a cardboard heat sleeve. They fill it up at one of 14 participating cafes and when it's empty, they can fill it up again, or return it to any shop in the network where they can get their money back. ​Nada Piatek, is the Founder and Director of Again Again which will launch on Tuesday 20th November. Fourteen Wellington cafes will take part in the pilot including Peoples Coffee, Superfino, Fidel's, and Maranui.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Six60 wins big as Marlon Williams takes top gong at NZ Music Awards

Dunedin five-piece Six60 took home a total of five Tuis at the 2018 Vodafone NZ Music Awards, which took place at Auckland’s Spark Arena tonight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards Tomorrow Night!

The finalists for the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMAs) have been announced, with four acts tied for the most nominations.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


TEG Dainty, Nice Events and David Roy Williams Entertainment are excited to announce that Postmodern Jukebox will return to New Zealand in September and October 2019 following four hugely successful tours in as many years.

The multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary hits back to eagerly awaiting fans with a brand-new Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 show.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Anika Moa - San Fran 19 October 2018

Anika Moa shot down to the Capital to play a few songs from her new self-titled album and the Coffee Bar Kid popped along to take a couple of photos.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WOMAD New Zealand announce the diverse line-up and exciting site changes at the festival launch tonight.

Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Adern Speaks at the WOMAD Launch
"One of the WOMAD 2019 acts announced last month, the multi-national music collective the Silkroad Ensemble described its artistic process in the following words; "When we create music together we listen to our differences, connecting and creating meaning from them" - nothing for me sums up WOMAD better than that." - Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern 

Get Excited Groovers! The Womad 2019 Lineup will be announced tonight!

The full lineup will be announced tonight at a reception at Parliament tonight. In the meantime here's the latest press release:   

WOMAD NEW ZEALAND is thrilled to deliver its first artist announcement with Angelique Kidjo, Silkroad Ensemble and Aotearoa's own TEEKS all setting the stage for the 2019 festival....

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Photos: AARADHNA - San Fran, Wellington, 13 Oct 2018

Photos: Tim Gruar

Groove's very own CoffeeBar Kid caught the show on Saturday night and took a couple of snaps.