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WTF!? Concrete Ain't Culture

WTF!? Concrete Ain't Culture

Wellington --- The WTF!? sound and light carnival returns on Saturday December 20th, bringing sensory overload to Happy, Wellington's newest underground venue. Local legends Imon Starr, Cortina, and the cream of Wellington's musical underground unite, in celebration of the diversity and street spirit that is the city's heart.

Event proceeds will be donated to Campaign For A Better City (CBC). Several factors combine to make this event special. The unusual variety of sounds being showcased on one stage: from Imon Starr's crazy sly dub stlyings, Cortina's electro-discothrash, high energy hard rockers Idle Faction, exploratory drum and bass with heavenly vocals from SstimulusS, the elusive ones' groove rock, through to the hip hop dub funk fusion of Tree Ninja Kollektiv. All powered through a high quality Mackie soundsystem brought in for one night only.

The WTF!? crew are not motivated by profit, donating all proceeds to CBC to continue the fight against the destruction of the flourishing creative and cultural community threatened by the inner city 'bypass'. Fueled by enthusiasm for a great show, they are pleased to go the extra mile to create an excitement lacking from the established scene, with a frenzied lightshow and enhanced environment borrowing from dance party culture.

Acts were selected from Wellington's creative pool to represent the diversity and quality and bring it into wider notice in one stellar package at an affordable price. Saturday December 20, Happy, cnr Tory St and Vivian St. Six bands, big show. Door sales only $7.

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