Due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19 Omicron and the move to a Red Light COVID protection framework across Aotearoa, it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the February offering of Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival. Having moved this once already, the further postponement of the event is not viable at this time.
We will continue to plan for our festival event later in 2022 and look forward to bringing the full might of our creative abundance in Tūranga-nui-ā-Kiwa and the great Te Tairāwhiti region. Our sincerest aroha goes out to all our artists, crew, suppliers, ticket holders and community who have backed and believed in us since the beginning.
Deva Mahal was born with blues in her blood.
Beginning from her upbringing in Kaua’i, Hawaii to discovering her voice in Aotearoa, where she solidified her vision of becoming an artist performing alongside Fat Freddy’s Drop, Rhombus, Sola Rosa, The Little Bushman, Ladi6, Lisa Tomlins, Hollie Smith, Anika Moa and Olmecha Supreme.
After returning to the US, Deva’s star continued to rise and in 2018, she released her aptly named debut album, Run Deep, followed by a series of singles released in 2019 by Motéma Music. During this time Deva toured the world, gracing the stages of the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, and many other esteemed events and venues. Additionally, she has had the pleasure of performing on stage alongside such legends as Etta James, Dianne Reeves, Maceo Parker, Bettye Lavette, The Roots, and Cyndi Lauper.
At the start of 2020 she returned to NZ to commune with her whānau. It’s through this time that Deva has become renewed and inspired, and she can’t wait to share it with you all in 2021.
Recently nominated for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Awards for her song Stand In, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to hear this talented songstress live.
A Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival exclusive
Wheelchair seats must be reserved in advance, please ring 0508 iTICKET (484-253).
Please note there may be a lockout policy in place once the show starts, so please ensure you are on time.
The Festival Club bar opens 1 hour before the show.
Children under 5 - Children are aged 12 and under. All children must have a ticket regardless of age. Please note, only select shows have a child’s price.
COVID Protection Framework
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to comply with all NZ Government requirements related to COVID-19, including the presentation of a valid My Vaccine Pass.
Events will go ahead under the new traffic light system if Tairāwhiti is in Orange or Green.
To keep safe and comply with the restrictions, people will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass on entry to festival events and may also be asked for ID. Failure or refusal may result in cancellation of your ticket without refund.
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