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Chilling and thrilling... so close to the action you can smell the sweat ****
4 - 22 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Dirty, dangerous and daring LIMBO is a circus/cabaret of mind-numbing contortion, aerial acrobatics, fantastical illusions and flames straight from Dante’s inferno – all set to a live band.
selling fast
Cherry's surfing her most powerful wave of creative energy since Raw Like Sushi
Neneh Cherry
4 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Hip-hop goddess Neneh Cherry performs with jazz/clubland duo RocketNumberNine+. Her trailblazing style has captivated audiences for three decades.
Incredible song-writing and guitar-playing infused with the sounds of the street...
5 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Spanish star guitarist Jairo Zavala (aka DePedro), who has played alongside Americana band Calexico, has a musical style that's a sexy mix of flamenco, blues, Afrobeat, Latin and rock.
An explosive love letter to Auckland
Skin of Fire
5 - 7 March Auckland Domain The makers of the 2013 sell-out hit Breath of the Volcano, the French maestros of fire, light, projections and pyrotechnics return to Auckland Domain with a brand new show for the whole family.
Blissfully, jaw-crackingly funny
6 - 10 March The Civic ‘Die Hard’ meets ‘The Office’. BLAM! is the hilarious, action-packed story of a cheeky troupe of underpaid, overworked office workers whose imaginations run wild.
immaculate music... a sparkling collision of harmonies, horns, banjo, and Martin...
6 - 7 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Get a taste of the modern American mid-West as six friends from Wisconsin offer a serving of airy vocals, on-stage antics and quirky instruments, with a tonne of alt-indie fun in between!
Three of New Zealand's most masterful singer-songwriters share guitar greats.
Pass the Gat
8 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Three of Aotearoa’s best-loved singer-songwriters – Warren Maxwell, Louis Baker and Thomas Oliver – combine their genius and share guitar greats as they take turns ‘passing the gat’.
music of an entirely different hue: neither slavishly traditional nor wilfully c...
The Gloaming
11 March Great Hall This five-piece ‘supergroup’ proves that whilst Irish music may have spread far and wide, nothing has prepared audiences for their unique, revelatory sound.
fierce, unforgettable dancers
Cedar Lake
12 - 15 March The Civic One of the hottest dance companies from New York, Cedar Lake’s fearless performance features works by some of the world’s most sought-after choreographers inlcuding Hofesh Schechter.
Fine-tuned dynamics, gorgeous harmonies... classic soul...How many ways can you ...
Lake Street Dive
12 - 14 March Paradiso Spiegeltent, Aotea Square Four-piece Boston-based group Lake Street Dive rock the pants off their live audiences with a saucy combo of jazz, funk and pop, an insatiable joy and kick-ass instrumentals.
"Absolutely brilliant... just as Shakespeare helped shape English, rap has drama...
Othello: The Remix (North)
13 - 16 March Bruce Mason Centre Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Q Brothers provide an intense, high-energy ad-rap-tation of the Bard’s famous tragedy played out against a backdrop of DJs, rappers and the Chicago ghetto.