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Fringe NZ Launches Its ‘Free’ Outdoor Programme


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FRINGE NZ LAUNCHES ITS ‘FREE’ OUTDOOR PROGRAMME

AT RADIO ACTIVE 89FM’S ONE LOVE CONCERT

Velodrome, atop of Hataitai Park
Waitangi Day, Wednesday 6th February 2002, 12-7pm


Things between Fringe NZ: Love the Fringe and Radio Active 89FM have been heating up for a few years now so it’s about time they had their first REAL DATE!!

That’s right…you’ve heard about! The ONE LOVE CONCERT is the place for Fringe NZ: Love the Fringe and Radio Active 89FM to ‘get it on’ with the launching of Fringe NZ’s FREE OUTDOOR PROGRAMME to the PUBLIC.

And what a better way to do it than grooving to the deep sounds of roots music at the RADIO ACTIVE ONE LOVE CONCERT. Soak in the sun, move to the music and grab the most ultimate reading material for the day – THE FRINGE NZ OUTDOOR PROGRAMME.

In 2001 Fringe NZ delivered four supreme FREE outdoor events to the streets of Wellington. In 2002 we have more than doubled the OUTDOOR PROGRAMME with 10 events hitting the streets and suburbs of Wellington.

There is something for everyone and for all ages, all interests and all desires so get down to ONE LOVE and check it OUT!!

Please look at the following page for a list of our Fringe NZ 2002 Free Outdoor Programme Events.


- Opening Ceremony (14th February – 6-8pm Civic Square)
Fringe NZ asks all to dance the dances of LOVE to the sounds of the Wellington Sinfonia. Get yourself transformed by the stylists of Si Salon, George Janis, Willis York and Rodney Wayne as they passionately create hairstyles of love!

- The Fringe NZ ‘V’ Busking Olympics (12th February – 16th February, Cuba Street, Manners St, Lambton Quay, Queens Wharf, between 12 & 1:30pm)
BIG BUSK OFF-17th February 12-4pm Queen’s Wharf (under the sails)
Wild entertainment on the streets of Wellington from the top street performers from New Zealand and all over the world.

- Arty Chalks in association with Wellington’s Waterfront (15th February – 21st February 12-5pm)
Melbourne artist, Ulla Taylor, will lead a team of professional pavement artists to transform our waterfront. Watch them throughout the week as they add colour and excitement to the ground you walk on.

- Fringe Freestyle supported by Wellington City Councils Youth Development Team and Wellingtons Waterfront. – (16th February, 2-7pm Odlins Plaza)
A youth event for all to groove to the sounds of the best MCs, DJs, and Bands. It will be day for youth to try their talents and learn from the professionals about breakdancing, skateboarding, grafitti art and much, much more.

- Dulux Murals on the Fringe – (18th February till completion - all throughout the day)
Look out for the beautiful artwork of talented muralists in James Smiths Market Space.

- Magic On Tray – (21st 22nd 28th February 9pm + 10pm; 1st March 9pm + 10pm Bus Stops, Courtenay Place, outside Hummingbird)
A fifteen minute magic show in shop windows and bus stops around Wellington.

- The Big Belt Up supported by Wellington City Councils Road Safety Programme.(9th March, Civic Square 12-4pm)
With King Kapisi as a headline act and a theme of “Fringe NZ LOVES you to wear your seatbelt”.

- Crayola Chalk the Walk in association with Wellington’s Waterfront (10th March, Frank Kitt’s Wharf 12pm)
Wellingtonians let loose with creativity and draw all over Wellington’s Waterfront.

- Bands on the Balcony (15th March, 12-2pm, Harbour City Centre Balcony) Fringe NZ climbs new heights in Lambton Quay. Check out pop/rock action from local bands Phoenix Foundation, Dana Éclair and Marineville who will perform on the balcony of the Harbour City Centre.

- The Fringe Cut (16th March, 2-9pm, War Memorial/Old Museum Grounds, Buckle Street)
Celebrate the end of the Fringe NZ Festival with Rhian Sheehan, 50HZ, Mysterious D and Confucius, MC Mana and Madrake.

For more information contact:
Shelley McCarten, Fringe NZ Publicist
04 495 8015 / 021 261 5664 / shelley@fringe.org.nz


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