The annual Waitakere Festival is back on Sunday 27 October with another stellar line-up of fresh local music, forward-thinking community projects, and an abundant marketplace.
The festival was started by two friends – Chloe Waretini and Tim Gregory back in 2010. At the time Auckland was about to homogenise, they felt it was high time this unique corner of the world had its own festival to celebrate all the world’s first Eco City had become. They wanted to ensure the local people continued to feel that sense of place and identity that are at the heart of both our pioneering past and exciting future.
Building on last 3 years, festival goers can expect an iconic day of music and culture ‘from the West to the Rest.’
Chloe Waretini says, “Our shared mission for the festival is to keep engaging more and more people in creating the West we want. We are incredibly heartened by the number of people, local businesses and organisations who have jumped on board with the vision we have – those long-term relationships are what the festival is all about”
Tim adds, “I think four years into our work we’re starting to be recognised as something of a ‘cultural beacon’ for the West – or so we heard on National radio”
This year, Cheese on Toast has teamed up with PIKDAT to curate thr musical stage, and while we’re still waiting on a one more confirmation we’re very excited to announce the following acts so far…
David Saunders (The 3Ds) with Street Chant
Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes
+ special guests TBA
Sunday 27 Oct Noon-6pm