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Slow Note Festival Announced For November 2021

Slow Note Festival Announced For November 2021

Annabel Kean / Wednesday 15th September, 2021 10:42AM

All the best things take time, and the return of Pōneke all ages festival Slow Note after two years is one of those things. First launched in 2019, the festival platforms established and emerging musicians and poets over three art-packed days, across multiple stages and venues. The inaugural Slow Note boasted a hefty run of stellar acts, including Carb On Carb, i.e. Crazy, Sports Dreams, Michael James Keane and more, performing from hidden gardens, cosy flats and community spaces. Focussed on "bringing communities together through a shared ethos of connection and emotion", Slow Note makes no attempt to limit the medium of the artists, having previously featured some of Aotearoa's fasting rising poetry stars, from the epic performance work of Freya Daly Sadgrove to the now internationally signed Tayi Tibble. This year's festival will take place in late November, with the line up to be revealed early October alongside a Slow Note release party to celebrate the announcement. The organisers promise the 2021 festivities to be bigger and more ambitious than before, so start getting excited and nab yourself an early bird pass today...

Slow Note 2021
Lineup to be announced
Friday 26th November to Sunday 28th November
Early bird tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

After the inaugural hosting in 2019, Slow Note returns bigger - and more ambitious - to close out 2021: six stages of poetry and music at four venues across three days!

Slow Note 2021 will bring together a couple dozen of Aotearoa's most exciting emerging and established artists hosted across a number of homely and humble spaces throughout Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

The three-day, all-ages, festival of art will unfurl across Wellington on 26-28 November. Eschewing any particular style or medium, Slow Note is focused on bringing communities together through a shared ethos of connection and emotion.

In 2019, Slow Note saw artists such i.e. crazy’s gothic folklore, the intractable guitars of milk, and emo forerunners Carb on Carb grace various halls and backyards throughout Wellington. As the festival line-up for 2021 is revealed in the coming weeks, attendees can expect a similarly diverse variety of poets, bands and electronic artists from across the motu.

The full-line up will be released in early October, coinciding with a release party on Saturday 2 October at Commonspace in central Wellington.

As an all-ages festival, Slow Note centers community and accessibility, with a view to inspiring reflection and creativity by recognising and appreciating the spaces and communities around us. Slow Note helps widen the path for those who want to discover, explore and connect with new ideas through art.

Limited early bird passes are available now from

Slow Note 2021 is presented by Upoko Alpine Industries, with thanks to Synthstrom Audible and Wellington City Creative Communities Scheme.

Ngā mihi nui ki ngā tangata whenua a Te Whanganui-ā-Tara. Ngā mihi anō ki Te Āti Awa.


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