The Festival is a four-day event to be held during the first weekend of September each year, with the first event taking place from Thursday, 1 September to Sunday, 4 September 2022.
To encourage the Blues & Roots style of music amongst youth musicians and schools in the area we plan to run a concert on Saturday afternoon at the Globe Theatre which will feature high school and youth-based bands. This event will also have a mentoring component by selected professionals from within the genre of music.
Watch this space for further information about the New Zealand Blues, Roots & Grove Festival - we hope you can join us in Palmerston North in September.
The Wellington SKA orchestra
Friday, 2 September, 2pm SEE EVENT DETAILS
“Blame it on the Ska” is big band meets Jamaican music. The musicians have taken the Jamaican music sound, added a big band twist, and created a unique sound. The Wellington SKA Orchestra is the only one of its kind in New Zealand. READ MORE