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Gardens Magic 2019

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Gardens Magic 2019

From Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019 January 8, 2019 January 27, 2019 Hotel Grand Chancellor

The Botanic Gardens come to life in January, with free outdoor concerts played throughout the month and spectacular lighting of the gardens from dusk.

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Tuesday 8 January – ULTRASOUNZ
Turn back the clock for Summer City’s 40th birthday – and get your ‘80s glam groove on!

Wednesday 9 January –Mundi
Hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies to dance you round the world.

Thursday 10 January – Anxiety Club
Feel-good indie anthems of heartache and despair.

Friday 11 January – Hans Pucket
Energetic eclectic guitar power-popsters. Support: Earth to Zena.

Saturday 12 January – Jane Siberry/Anthonie Tonnon
Fantastic other-worldly musical storytellers – Canadian icon Jane Siberry and New Zealand’s Anthonie Tonnon.

Sunday 13 January – Summer Showcase 1
A summer selection of top singers and songwriters – Helen Lomas, Peyton Morete, Liam Poole, Frances Leeds and more.

Monday 14 January – Rain day

Tuesday 15 January – Newtown Rocksteady
Move yourself to Welly’s favourite rocksteady reggae ska heavy hitters.

Wednesday 16 January – Tāwhiri Funk
Get down to the most funkadelic hip hop jazz soul sounds in town!

Thursday 17 January – Reb Fountain
Mountain-strong, feather-soft songs to charm your boots off. Support: Bill Hickman.

Friday 18 January – Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra
Jazz classics to celebrate 80+ years of making music. Swing dance the night away or sit and imbibe the vibe.

Saturday 19 January – “Lucky Dip”
Roll up for a surprise magical mystery – all will be revealed on the night.

Sunday 20 January – Awerangi: Mana Wāhine
Powerhouse vocals meets kapa haka, taonga pūoro and a nine-piece neo-soul band.

Monday 21 January – Rain day

Tuesday 22 January – Aotearoa All Stars
Boogie down to classic 1970s–2000s funk, reggae and disco through to new te reo Māori music.

Wednesday 23 January – Summer Showcase II
An ambient array of solos, duos and trios – A.U.R.A, CL-AUDIO, Kuki Koori and more.

Thursday 24 January – The Mean Bones
A shamanic, jazz-damaged double trombone attack on deep voodoo grooves.
Support: Uncle Silverback.

Friday 25 January – Orchestra Wellington Star Ensemble
Stars from Orchestra Wellington play a sunny mix of modern and traditional classics.

Saturday 26 January – Summer Showcase III
A global taster of solos, duos and trios – Matias Ceballos, CL-audio DUB, Sam Manzanza, Fernando Figueroa Trío Latino and more.

Sunday 27 January – Miho’s Jazz Orchestra
Afro-Cuban flute meets J-pop and irresistibly uplifting dance-happy grooves.

Monday 28 January – Rain day