Queen's Birthday Music Festival presents

BLUES NIGHT: THE FLAMING MUDCATS

Thursday 28 May 2020 | 8pm

Regarded among the country’s premier blues outfits The Flaming Mudcats are fronted by Craig Bracken on vocals and harmonica along with guitarist Doug Bygrave, while bassist Johnny Yu and drummer Ian Thomson form the tight rhythm section. They have released three albums, performed in festivals and clubs around New Zealand, Australia and the USA including the legendary Crossroads Blues Festival in Illinois. Their energetic sets blend original material and covers drawn from their eclectic influences featuring killer grooves, blazing licks and harp wizardry. Dance your socks off to butt-shaking belters, soulful grinders with everything in between...

Pre-theatre dining is available at Limelight Cafe. Check out their menu. Bookings are essential on 527 9436.

Gillies Group Theatre

All tickets: $45


JAZZ ON THE ROOFTOP

Thursday 28 May 2020 | 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Snuggle into rugs and cuddle close to the fires and listen to the fine tunes of one of New Zealand's best jazz duos' The Andrew London Duo.

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THE QB IGLOO VILLAGE

Friday 29 May 2020 | 4.30pm, 6.30pm or 8.30pm

The coolest winter fun is happening at the pop-up rooftop Igloo Village. Get cozy in an igloo on the rooftop. Perfect for groups to get together for a cool winter hang out.

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THE JAZZ GALA: INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS WITH THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND

Friday 29 May 2020 | 8pm

Michael Houstoun - New Zealand's pianist icon joins with Christian Howes - jazz violinst from the USA together with The Rodger Fox Big Band and acclaimed vocalist Erna Ferry.

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CAPTAIN FESTUS MCBOYLE

Saturday 30 May 2020 | 2pm - 3pm

Join Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew with their cheeky humour and side-splitting songs for a family friendly sing along.

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BEATS AND BUBBLES

Saturday 30 May 2020 | 4pm - 6pm

Escape the winter cold, pop into the gallery with a glass of bubbles and experience Wellington DJ Dunc Tha Funk respond to Seung Yul Oh work Periphery. R18 event.

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THE QB IGLOO VILLAGE

Saturday 30 May 2020 | 4.30pm, 6.30pm or 8.30pm

The coolest winter fun is happening at the pop-up rooftop Igloo Village. Get cozy in an igloo on the rooftop. Perfect for groups to get together for a cool winter hang out.

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BIC RUNGA

Saturday 30 May 2020 | 8pm

The QB Festival is elated to present the iconic Bic Runga to headline the Festival. The globally renowned musician is recognised as one of New Zealand's most loved and treasured artists.

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SUNDAY MATINEE: LUCIEN JOHNSON WITH JONATHAN CRAYFORD

Sunday 31 May 2020 | 1pm

Lucien Johnson is an award winning musician who has been described as "a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle". He is joined by some of New Zealand's finest musicians.

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SUNDAY STRUM

Sunday 31 May 2020 | 2pm - 3pm

Join in for a ukulele jam with the Ukulele Institute as part of the Festival.

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KUBATANA DRUMMING CIRCLE

Sunday 31 May 2020 | 6pm - 7.30pm

Join Kubatana & The Moringa dance and drum ensemble for a unique opportunity to shake, shimmy and groove to the soulful rhythms of Africa.

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THE QB DISCO: THE HUSTLE

Sunday 31 May 2020 | 8pm

The Hustle brings you a delicious mix of funk, disco, and soul. Celebrate the Queen's Birthday and crack out your dirtiest disco dance moves. R18 event.

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