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Big-name bands to headline Big Day Dowse 2014

Big-name bands to headline Big Day Dowse 2014

Trinity Roots, Electric Wire Hustle, Newtown Rocksteady and The Troubles have been announced as the bands headlining this year’s Big Day Dowse.

The annual party in Dowse Square sees people from around the Wellington Region flood to The Dowse Art Museum for a day of music, performances, visual arts, activities for kids and all-round good times.

The FREE event, which is super family-friendly, will run from 12noon and 6pm on Sunday 23 March 2014. We’re expecting a crowd of about 8,000.

Between the music acts in the Square The Wellington Circus Trust and The Wellington Youth Circus will perform acts of amazement. Their circus flash mob will be appearing in the crowds while their experts teach circus workshops for anyone wanting to learn hula hooping, rollabolla or juggling.

Amongst the family activities in the chill out area you’ll find the Wellington Sea Shanty Society and Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets.

Still need a reason to mark Big Day Dowse in your calendar? Try the interactive digital installation Acute Self by Interrupt Collective, Tape Art, The Amazing Travelling Photobooth, Empress Stilt Dance butterfly, Lollipop face painting, clay sculpture making, a bouncy castle, craft activities, the best food stalls and heaps of grassy space for picnics.

On the day The Dowse will be showing Peter Robinson, Tribe Sub-tribe, Everyday Fiction (curated by Emma Ng, 2014 Blumhardt/Creative New Zealand Curatorial Intern) and See like your Hero (featuring some Dowse superstars).

Big Day Dowse
Sunday 23 March 2014
12noon – 6pm
Dowse Square, Laings Road, Lower Hutt

The Valley Flyer bus (no. 91) runs to Queensgate, a two minute walk from The Dowse. Trains run to Waterloo Station, which is a 20 minute walk from The Dowse.


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