Splore-city migrates to grand Town Hall on 11 & 12 February
Splore-city is changing location and hours: this summers most lavish celebration of the combined arts is migrating from Aotea Square to Auckland Town Hall next door, with a programme scheduled to start at 7.30pm on both days.
A principal reason for the shift has been ongoing feedback from the audience that an 11pm curfew is too restrictive for a Splore event. So with partying into the wee hours in mind, Splore-city will now be accommodating a fruity, freaky, fun-loving audience well into the night.
Those who wish to submerge themselves in a night or two of untamed indulgence will be treated to a transformed Town Hall. A hundred years old this year, Aucklands grand dame of entertainment is to be spectacularly Splorified for the occasion, creating a new space where performance, music and art collide in a breathtaking kaleidoscope of sight and sound.
Festival Director Amanda Wright says the move into the Town Hall will give new life to the programme with performances now having a more dramatic presence in the intimate surrounds of the Town Hall.
Garnish yourself in your fruitiest, most outrageous outfit, and dress for the night of your dreams this year is all about colour.
Splore events appeal to those who know how to create and participate in wild escapades, and truly know or want to know the meaning of an outrageous party.
Leave everyday life behind for the weekend. Play up, get down, and let loose in a two-day party dedicated to artful provocation, and non-conformist frivolity.
Warning: some shows contain nudity and explicit content
Friday 11 February
Doors open 7pm
1930 2030 Four Tet
2050 2150 Belleruche
2155 2207 Empress Stah
2210 2310 Mayer Hawthorne & The County
2315 2322 Dub Module
2330 0030 Caribou
0035 0045 Empress Stah
0055 0200 The Cuban Brothers
For revised prices and tickets visit www.the-edge.co.nz
Further details www.splore.net