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Beach House + Four Tet + Death Cab For Cutie Playing Auckland Arts Festival 2019

Beach House + Four Tet + Death Cab For Cutie Playing Auckland Arts Festival 2019

Thursday 1st November, 2018 9:05AM

The first lineup of musical acts set to perform at Auckland Arts Festival 2019 has been revealed ahead of Friday's full unveiling, for the annual multi-venue event set to take place this coming March. Artists announced so far include Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House whose latest album 7 has been lauded as one of the best releases of this year, UK electronica producer Four Tet, long-running Washington indie emo-rock figureheads Death Cab For Cutie, celebrated US songwriter Neko Case, Canadian R'n'B collective Rhye, and Irish-French artist Camille O’Sullivan's Cave - a live tribute to the work of Australian songwriting icon Nick Cave. Events will take place in venues throughout the central city, including Auckland Town Hall, The Civic and the festival's fabulous Spiegeltent in Aotea Square. Check out the details here and stay tuned for more acts to be announced...

Auckland Arts Festival 2019
Thursday 7th March to Sunday 24 March

Beach House
Monday 11th March - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Tuesday 12th March - Aotea Aquare, Auckland

Camille O'Sullivan - Cave
Wednesday 13th March - The Civic, Auckland

Four Tet
Wednesday 13th March - Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Death Cab For Cutie
Tuesday 14th March - The Civic, Auckland

Neko Case
Saturday 18th March - Spiegeltent, Aotea Square, Auckland

Here's Beach House's latest single 'Alien'...

Press release:

Ahead of tomorrow’s full programme announcement, Auckland Arts Festival has revealed six of its music acts for March next year.

Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau takes place 7-24 March 2019 and Aucklanders and visitors to the city will have a range of music gigs to choose from, in some of the city’s favourite venues, including the Town Hall, The Civic and the Festival’s famous, intimate Spiegeltent.

Powerhouse Irish-French chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan will return to New Zealand with Cave, a new show devoted entirely to the music of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. She was inspired to create Camille O'Sullivan - Cave after gathering worldwide acclaim for her rendition of The Ship Song. This exclusive AAF concert will raise the roof of the beautiful Civic.

Adored for their shimmering song writing and evocative alt-rock style which defined the indie-emo genre of the early 2000s, Washington band Death Cab for Cutie will return to New Zealand in March, playing an exclusive show at The Civic.

For over a decade, Baltimore duo Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally – aka Beach House – have produced sublimely hypnotic, pillowy and otherworldly music, synonymous with the dream pop genre. They’ll float into Aotearoa for an exclusive AAF debut.

Another dream pop collective, RHYE, will touch down for an exclusive show. Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos and the lead singer’s distinctive, and now famous, falsetto.

Fearless, versatile, with an angelic voice, gifted American singer-songwriter Neko Case is a force to be reckoned with. Widely-regarded as the artist who defined the “country noir” genre, her smouldering ballads and southern pop-rock anthems will be showcased in an intimate show at the famous Spiegeltent.

For the first time in New Zealand since 2014 and following the release of the brand-spanking album New Energy, the boundary-pushing electronica act Four Tet will play a one night only gig at the Town Hall.


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