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Kinetic & Groovy Arts by the Waterfront

The Performance Arcade

We are very excited to present yet another sonic happening for this shiny Summer that 2015 has brought to us. The Playground NZ is a New Zealand performing arts company that, apart from presenting international arts spectacles from its initiation in 2004, has given birth to the Performance Arcade (P.A.) project, a temporary installation of shipping containers along the waterfront which hosts all sorts of live experimental, interactive art. This fresh, award-winning production offers the public a chance to indulge in out of the ordinary experiences for all the senses, and has been growing in popularity and caliber since it’s debut in 2011. As read on their website:

The Arcade currently runs as an annual event on Wellington’s Waterfront each February/March: opening for 4-6 days and operating daily as a ‘13 hour performance space’. In addition to the containers, the Arcade houses a schedule of ‘one-off’ performances, music events , and public discussions on a specially built ‘container stage’. With a bar, stall food, and relaxing ambience, this space plays host to a dynamic series of performance works, concerts, and public discussions.

Last year’s P.A. included music performances by Glass Vaults, Grayson Gilmour, Justin Firefly, The Troubles, Pecha Kucha, Weka, West Coast Bullies, Black City Lights, The Great Escape, and many more. Click here to check the current lineup of gigs and sonic installations.

To know more about the P.A. visit their website here.

For more info about other music events check Wellington Council’s Summer City Programme.

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