Big Day Dowse 2014

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Media Release  |  Big Day Dowse 2013

Trinity Roots, Electric Wire Hustle, Newtown Rocksteady and The Troubles have been announced as the bands headlining this year's Big Day Dowse. The annual part in Dowse Square sees people from around the Wellington Region flood to The Dowse Art Museum for a day of music, performances, visual arts, activities for kids and all-round good time.

Between these music acts in the Square The Wellington Circus Trust featuring fantastically talented twisty teens from The Wellington Youth Circus will perform acts of amazement. Zane and Degge, the two jugglers who made it to NZ’s got talent be appearing in the crowds, while circus experts teach workshops for anyone wanting to learn hula hooping, rollabolla or juggling.

Amongst the family activities in the chill out area you'll find the Wellington Sea Shanty Society, and Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets.

Still need a reason to mark Big Day Dowse in your calendar? Try the interactive digital installation Acute Self by Interrupt Collective, Tape Art, The Amazing Travelling Photobooth, Empress Stilt Dance Butterfly, Lollipop face painting, clay sculpture making, a bouncy castle, craft activities, the best food stalls and heaps of grassy space for picnics.


12.00pm The Troubles (crazy happy jazz)
1.00pm The Wellington Circus Trust
1.30pm Newtown Rocksteady (big band dub funk)
2.30pm More Circus
3.00pm Electric Wire Hustle (hip hop soul electronica)
4.00pm Circus Finale
5.00pm Trinity Roots (roots rock & reggae)

All Afternoon: Wellington Sea Shanty Society \ Face Painting \ Interrupt Collective \ String Bean Puppets \ Amazing Travelling Photobooth \ Stilt Walkers \ Tape Art NZ \ Bouncy Castle \ Craft Activities \ Food Stalls \ and more!


The Valley Flyer bus (no. 91) runs to Queensgate, a two minute walk from The Dowse. Trains run to Waterloo Station, which is a 20 minute walk from The Dowse.