After the backyard blues and psychedelic sci-fi soul of his first two albums, Māori actor and musician Troy Kingi heads across the ditch with a swag of awards and a new record with a new sound.
His third instalment of the 10 / 10 / 10 Series (10 albums in 10 genres in 10 years), Holy Colony Burning Acres is a departure from his sophomore offering (Shake Your Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron) with a hard-hitting, electrifyingly ’70s-styled deep roots reggae sound reminiscent of such bands as The Abyssinians, The Upsetters and The Congos, with powerful lyrics that focus on issues affecting the world’s Indigenous peoples.
Kingi will be a recognisable face for those who saw The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but onstage in The Lighthouse with a guitar in his hand, he’s sure to cast a spell over music lovers.
Photo Ginny C Photography
Sat 24 AugBuy Tickets
Sassy singer-songwriter Kaiit is bringing her velvety vocals and lyrical hip-hop prowess to the Festival.
Indian Ink Theatre Company
Guru of Chai
Thu 22 - Sun 25 AugBuy Tickets
The contradictions of modern India come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful production.
Perhaps, Perhaps… Quizás
Thu 15 - Sun 18 AugBuy Tickets
Love, loneliness and longing is explored through heart-wrenching and hilarious clowning.