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.
You can take the girl out of Gisborne, but you can’t take Gisborne out of the girl!
Homecoming Queens Jackie Clarke (MNZM), Sandy Mill and Bronwyn Turei know that a life in the arts can take you all over the world, but all roads eventually lead to home.
These songbirds bring home a brand-new show inspired by memories of growing up in Gisborne, as well as cherry-picking songs from their illustrious and varied professional careers.
Bronwyn Turei the actor, Jackie Clarke the entertainer and Sandy Mill the songstress have carved out very different paths in the performing arts but share a love of singing, harmonies and a good groove.
Backed by a stonking band of local luminaries, expect a concert filled with soul and vocal artistry, running on the unstoppable twin engines of love and home.
Witness the phenomenon in concert and come party with our Homecoming Queens!
A Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival exclusive
www.jackieclarke.co.nz, www.sandymill.com, @bronwynturei
*Incl 15min interval
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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