Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Groove goes to WOMAD, Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth.
The three day Festival of World Music and Dance kicks off on Friday 12 March with a Powhiri and then the amazing US outfit Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. If you've been listening to the Adventures of the Coffee Bar Kid over the last month you would have hear them and many other WOMAD artists talking about their work and the upcoming performances.
Groove will be videoing, bloging and doing live crosses from the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Tune in for more.
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If you fancy a free ticket listen out all this week for a chance to win both admission to all three days AND a three day camping pass worth over $250.00!
WOMAD is not to be missed.
As family friendly event, the Coffee Bar kid will be taking everyone in his 'cafe' (family) - including Latte Girl, Moccacino (aka Groovy Bear) and Lil' Fluffy. The event is characterised by people having fun responsibly; there are viewing platforms for the seniors and wheel chair bound; plenty of Space; a dedicated kidspace and Zoo; a world of amzing food stalls; specialist shops and amazing vendors on offer.
Groovesters Dean and Tim (AKA the Coffee Bar Kid) went last year and were blown away by the event.
Tickets are still available. Check the Website for gig times, tickets, prices getting there or just to sample some of the bands: http://www.womad.co.nz/womad_index.html
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
The Wellington festival that tops them all is here!
The festival flagship is The Newtown Street fair this Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm.
- 6 Performance stages (Main, Community, Wilson St, Green St, DJ Stage, Buskers Pitch.
- 320 Stalls
- Childrens rides
- Classic cars & rides
- Street performers
- 50 000 people
- Groove playing tunes by the classic cars
The lineup includes Iva Lamkum, Sam Manzanza & the Afro beat band Good Laika, Jesse James & the outlaws, Tyson Smith, Mara TK, Olmecha Supreme, Capoiera, Monroe (heard on Groove), dance, choir and a whole heap more!
More info on the website: http://www.newtownfestival.org.nz/
See you there :)