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Wellington Folk Festival - Labour weekend


Wellington Folk Festival - Labour weekend

The weather forecast is fine so make sure you bring your sunscreen and your wellies to Wellyfest at Brookfield, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt this Labour Weekend.

Special offer – just announced. If you can’t make it for the whole weekend a new option of a Sunday Late afternoon Ticket to get you in to the Spooky Mens Chorale Concert and the Sunday Night Concert featuring Whitetop Mountaineers from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Viginia, Martin Pearson with comedy and effortless vocal performances, Women in Docs bringing a little bit of Dixie Chicks, Mamas got the Blues deliver classic blues jazz, La Petit Manouche: superb gypsy jazz mixed with folk. And finishing The Wheeze and Suck band in four part harmony and high energy audience participation and revelry.

The festival starts Friday 19 October so you can enjoy a relaxing weekend of fun laughter and music and camp in beautiful surroundings. All the concerts are under cover and you can attend for one day, an evening or the whole weekend – but do bring your wellies! There’s a new second stage this year so festival goers will be spoilt for choice. There’s lots of spaces to just hang out and jam with guests and local musicians. Between concerts, guest workshops, dance workshops, the Saturday ceilidh, and the special Sunday afternoon concert from Spooky Men’s Chorale at 5.30pm from the welcome shindig on Friday night to the final jam festival goers will be well entertained. There’s a complete programme to keep the kids busy. Online registration is closed so just come on out to Brookfield and register at the gate. There’s no EFTPOS facilities cash only accepted. Check out the programme at www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz or Facebook.com/wellyfest.


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