CubaDupa 2023 Festival


Sunday 26 March 2023


Cuba Street precinct
Te Aro


Starts at 10:00am


All Ages

Activating the capital's Cuba Street precinct on 25th and 26th March with "selected performances, interactive installations, roaming dance and music ensembles, extraordinary cultural experiences and delicious culinary offerings", the free weekend-long family-friendly music and arts extravaganza will host more than "100 theatre, music and dance acts representing more than 900 performers" from throughout Aotearoa and beyond, with even more to be announced.

“The portal is open! We are ready to take you on a journey into the wonderful world of CubaDupa. This first drop of artists and creative projects encapsulates the diversity and variety we will bring to the streets of Wellington in March 2023. With 28 stages and creative zones, hundreds of events representing something for everyone, look to our Portal Guides to help you navigate the perfect journey for you. Thanks to all of our brilliant team, artists, funders, sponsors, Cuba community and true believers that have got us through the last few years. Let's celebrate together!“ — Drew James, Chief Executive of Creative Capital Arts Trust and director of CubaDupa

Featuring... AJA, Alice Agnes, Anthonie Tonnon, Aro, BBmage, Blue Soul Brass Band, BTD B*tches, Caught Inside, Chase Woods, Cold Ceiling, COLOSSAL, crone, Crying Club, Daffodils, Dale Kerrigan, DARTZ, Deco Dance, Disciple Pati, El Jaguar, Elastic Coitus, Eli Superflyy, Elliott Dawson, Fall Of Man, Fat Dick, Footnote New Zealand Dance, Gabriel Bond, Girl Best Friend, Glitz Club, Hip Hop x Strings, Idhayam: Indian Fusion Collective, Indy Skies, Jackson Cordery, Jake Clarke, Jujulipps, Kāpiti Art Studio, Kiko, Kirsten Te Rito, Koizilla, Le Dance, Lips, MĀ X WYNONA, Mara TK, Mariachi Aotearoa, Mass Cuba St Second Line Orchestra, Mikeyy, Movement Of The Human, MR MEATY BOY, Munkhouse, Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, PHINEY, Pothos, Proteins of Magic, Rachel Andie, raptAGOG, Recitals, Rella, Resilience Training: Tidalectics - Olivia Webb with Noel Meek, Richter City Rebels, Rob The Bank, Rod Salinas, Rollicking Entertainment, Rose Lubransky, Sam Manzanza's Mass Cuba Street Afrobeat Band, SheHatesJacob, Shifting Centre, Shivam Dance Academy NZ-SDANZ, Shut Up & Dance, Sinjin, Sofia Machray, Soft Plastics, Sol Mortvvs,Somi Kim, Sound Bath, STEFROSE, Sure Boy, Tahini Bikini, Taikoza Wellington, Tauranga Samba and Sambatron, Te Hou Nui - Composed by Riki Gooch, TE KAAHU, The Dust Palace, The Tiwhas!, Theia, This Silent Divide, Tia Ward, Twice As, Unidos de Aotearoa Samba School, Varda, VNESS, Waguan, Wellington Ballroom,Wellington Batucada,Wet Denim, Will McClean, Young Gho$t (Live), Yurt Party, Zoe Moon, デーモン Astari