Pitch your own tent, bring a campervan or hire a teepee. Explore Splore opens in new window , a boutique music festival held on the beach an hour outside Auckland City. You can drive, catch a bus or even dock your boat! WOMAD opens in new window World of Music, Arts and Dance is an internationally established festival that brings together artists from all over the globe to celebrate music, arts and dance.
The music of New Zealand has been influenced by blues , jazz , country , rock and roll and hip hop , with many of these genres given a unique New Zealand interpretation. In the nineteenth century, European settlers brought musical forms to New Zealand including brass bands and choral music , and musicians began touring New Zealand in the s. New Zealand has a national orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra , and many regional orchestras. A number of New Zealand composers have developed international reputations. Group singing was in unison or doubled in octaves.
The Archive of New Zealand Music is the world's largest archive of unpublished material relating to New Zealand music and musicians. The Archive collects and preserves New Zealand's music heritage, making it accessible now and into the future. It holds hundreds of unique collections that document the rich variety of our musical life, from the works of composers and musicians through to music education, broadcasting and criticism. Published music recordings and scores are held in the New Zealand Music, Sound, Audiovisual collection. You can find collection items in the Archive using Tiaki. Some digitised items are available to view online. To preserve original items, we make sound and video materials accessible through surrogate copies. Please request these and other material in advance by contacting us or using the "Request to view" button on collection item pages in Tiaki. You can get copies of items in this collection if donor restrictions and copyright allow. You can order photocopies, digital photographs or audiovisual copies by letter, phone or email.
From these humble beginnings, this classic roots band has now been billed alongside those who they originally set out to emulate, such as The Wailers, UB40 and Lauryn Hill. They have toured all over Europe, the United States, Brazil and Australia and are a regular venue in most cities and towns around New Zealand through the summer months. The only advice we can give you is that you should catch them if you can. Celebrating their 25th birthday in , the Dubbies have been on the circuit for a good long while now. This has seen them evolve into one of the most unique and, in a way, distinctly Kiwi-sounding bands ever to raise their heads out of the Aotearoa grass. Whilst some of their music can stray into the darker dub side of things the message is always hopeful. The Black Seeds are one of the bands on this list that is an absolute joy to see play live.