Scene News: SET TIMES for Kiwi Fest 2020, featuring Che-Fu, Israel Starr, Iva Lamkum, DJ SPELL, The Refugees + more!

Meet the newest Music, Culture, Arts, Food and Drinks festival on the block: Kiwi Fest is an All-Ages annual one-day celebration of NEW ZEALAND culture, bringing together Melbourne’s Kiwi communities for a diverse festival of all things AOTEAROA.

Taking place Saturday 15 February Kiwi Fest at the Footscray Community Arts CentreKiwi Fest 2020 aims to bring together and share all classic beloved Kiwi things to the suburbs of Melbourne. Created by old high school friends and Wellington expats Jacob Howard and Chris Lemeulu, the pair reconnected over a few beers watching an All Blacks game, lamenting the lack of events serving the large community of Kiwis in Melbourne.

Together Jacob and Chris started gathering the local community and business figureheads with a clear vision to make Kiwi Fest an annual celebration of Melbourne’s New Zealand community. “We began crafting an event that offered a bit of a ‘Slice of Heaven’ for both Kiwis here and anyone else who wanted to taste a little sample of New Zealand culture. It was important for us that this was community based at its heart, was 100% outdoors and captured our relaxed ethos, great products and rich culture” says Creative Director Jacob Howard.

The Inaugural Kiwi Fest will showcase live music, cultural performances, traditional and artisanal food and drink from New Zealand’s world-renowned industry, as well as a Kiwi mākete village (markets) selling a wide array of Kiwiana, Māori, Pacific Island and contemporary goods and wares.

Saturday 15th February
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray VIC

2pm Gates
2:30 Opening Ceremony*
2:50 Ala Mai*
3:20 Miss Fee
3:45 Nga Uri Whaioranga*
4:15 Iva Lamkum
5pm Interstitial DJ
5:15 The Refugees
6pm Nga Matai Purua*
6:30 Amin Payne & Stacey
7:05 Polysifik*
7:20 DJ Spell
8pm Interstitial DJ
8:10 Israel Starr
9pm Interstitial DJ
9:10 Che Fu

*Cultural Performance

Hangi Boys, Garage Project and Armageddon BBQ.

All Ages Event – (Alchildren must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
Tickets: $30-$55 +BF
Children Under 3 Free

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