Sat 12th Jan, 2019
Week One Gardens Magic 2019
Wellington’s iconic FREE concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest. Get there early to grab a good picnic spot, and, as the sun sets, see the gardens transform with a magical light display by MJF Lighting Limited.
Come celebrate 40 years of Summer City and 150 years of our beautiful Botanic Garden.
Concerts - 8pm-9:30pm
Light Display: 9pm-10:30pm
If the weather is looking troublesome for any of the performance days, a call will be made by 7pm as to whether it will go ahead or not so keep an eye on our Facebook page.
*Please note, the rain day performance dates of 14 Jan will only be used if needed, we will make an announcement in this event if there will be a Monday performance.
If you take any pics, don't forget to tag us and use the hashtags #GardensMagic19 & #SummerCity40
WEEK ONE SCHEDULE
Tuesday 8 January – ULTRASOUNZ
Turn back the clock for Summer City’s 40th birthday – and get your ‘80s glam groove on. We'll even have cake for the first 150 people and Deidre Tarrant’s Dancers will be performing pre-show, as she was in the first event 40 years ago so make sure you get there early.
Wed 9 Jan - Mundi
Hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies to dance you round the world.
Thu 10 Jan – Anxiety Club
Feel-good indie anthems of heartache and despair.
Fri 11 Jan – Hans Pucket
Energetic eclectic guitar power-popsters. Support: Earth to Zena.
Sat 12 Jan – jane siberry / Anthonie Tonnon
Fantastic other-worldly musical storytellers – Canadian icon Jane Siberry and New Zealand’s Anthonie Tonnon.
Sun 13 Jan – Summer Showcase 1
A summer selection of top singers and songwriters –Helen Lomas (HL), Peyton Morete Music, Liam Poole Music, Frances Leeds and more.
Mon 14 Jan – Rain day (if needed)
Visit https://wellington.govt.nz/events/annual-events/summer-city for our full Summer events programme featuring Gardens Magic, Kids Magic in the Dell, Pasifika Festival and Te Ra o Waitangi.