Melbourne's Festival for New Zealand Music, Culture, Arts, Food and Drink.
We are finally returning for 2021 with a very special edition celebrating the coldest season of the year.
Takurua // Winter salutes the dark beauty of winter, with a respectful nod to Matariki and the winter solstice; bringing together Melbourne's New Zealand community (and their friends!) for a very special event!
Located in the iconic Meat Market heritage venue, this event offers something for everyone with two unique components.
TAKURUA // WINTER: Daytime
Featuring a colourful Kiwi market village and projection visuals from renowned artist Jacob Tolo, Takurua/Winter's daytime programming is free and features a range of Kapa-Haka and Pasifika performances, cuisine and feeds from Melbourne-based performers and artisans.
TAKURUA // WINTER: After Dark
Our After Dark programming is headlined by Ladi6 (NZ), New Zealand’s undisputed Queen of Hiphop/Soul and R&B.
Supported by Shottaz and Amin Payne.
After Dark is a strictly 18+, ticketed event.
Supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.