What's On: 2023 Festival
31 August to 3 September 2023
All ticketed concerts at:
312 Main Street, Palmerston North.
P: (06) 351 - 4409 W: globetheatre.co.nz
Online Bookings, see the ticket link in each event, down this page.
Festival Concessions - Full Festival Pass / One Day Pass / Afternoon / Evening Pass
FULL FESTIVAL PASS – 9 concerts >>
Unity Singers/Jazzin3, Kokomo, Blues Buffet, Pip Payne, Julie Lamb, Chris Cain, Sonic Delusion, King Kapisi, Laura Collins
Total cost of individual tickets $308
Festival Pass $190
FRIDAY NIGHT PASS >>
Kokomo & Blues Buffet
Total cost of individual tickets $60
Friday Night Pass $50
SATURDAY AFTERNOON PASS >>
Pip Payne & Julie Lamb
Total cost of individual tickets $60
Festival Pass $50
SATURDAY NIGHT PASS >>
Chris Cain with Rodger Fox Big Band & Sonic Delusion
Total cost of individual tickets $76
Festival Pass $60
SUNDAY NIGHT PASS >>
King Kapisi & Laura Collins
Total cost of individual tickets $80
Festival Pass $65
Click open the 2023 4 day schedule
THURS AUG 31
FRIDAY SEPT 01
SAT SEPT 02 - AFTERNOON
SAT SEPT 02 - EVENING
Blues after 5. Free concerts in venues around Palmerston North.
These events will run in bars and cafes around the city (to be confirmed) between 5.00 - 7.00pm on August 31, September 01 & 02 and will finish in time for patrons to attend the festival concerts at the Globe Theatre. SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS.
Kevin Downing 101 LAB Band with Chris Cain (USA)
The Kevin Downing Lab Band Special Guest from the USA Mr Chris Cain and Palmerston North own vocalist Erna Ferry.
THE UNITY SINGERS with Special Guests Jazzin’ 3
The Unity Singers' purpose is to bring joy to people, member Nick Robinson says, and it is trying to be a ray of sunshine this winter.
KOKOMO... KOKOMO... KOKOMO...
Hailing from the sunny Bay of Plenty, blues 'n' roots band Kokomo (originally “Kokomo Blues”) has been together now since the 1990s, and has become renowned for dynamic live shows and smart distinctive song-writing.
BLUES BUFFET – Featuring Erna Ferry
The "Blues Buffet" play a great selection of rock'in blues tracks by artists such as Muddy Waters, Lucky Peterson, Jimmy Reed, John Mayall etc as well as original songs off both the "Blues Buffet" albums as well as material from their 3rd album almost completed.
Pip Payne Blues and Gospel Train
Renowned Wellington blues musician, and founding member of the well established Capital Blues Club Pip Payne, has long been associated with some of the cream of the Capital Blues scene.
The Julie Lamb Outfit
The Wellington-based Julie Lamb Outfit is a truly exceptional musical act that brings an incredible fusion of genres and styles to the stage.
Mr Chris Cain in concert with the Rodger Fox Big Band
Chris Cain hails from the USA and brings to the stage, a power packed performance of blues guitar and down home vocals. Add the full power of Rodger Fox’s 18 piece Big Band, this is going to be one helluva concert and CD.
Too funky for folk and too folky for funk - that’s Sonic Delusion’s happy, funky & groovy indie pop. In his boogielicious live performances, Sonic Delusion uses his well worn loop pedal with an array of instruments to skillfully layer and create an irresistible sound that is bursting with more funk than folk can handle.
Presenting the Brotherman Project
‘Brotherman – Crossover Thoughts’ is a project that infuses the modern big band sound with that of Aotearoa-New Zealand Hip-hop. This would be achieved by blending the sound of the Rodger Fox Big Band with that of iconic New Zealand hip-hop artists King Kapisi.
Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band
This band is dynamic, masterful and all about entertainment. A night out with Laura Collins and the Back Porch Blues Band is a joyful celebration of why we need to keep music live.
Blues After 5
Free concerts in venues around Palmerston North. These events will run in bars and cafes around the city (to be confirmed) between 5.00 - 7.00pm on August 31, September 01 & 02 and will finish in time for patrons to attend the festival concerts at the Globe Theatre.