Press Release – New Zealand Government
Fact Sheet The REAL New Zealand Festival A festival of Rugby. A festival of the country.
The REAL New Zealand Festival
A festival of Rugby. A festival of the country.
What is the REAL New Zealand Festival
The REAL New Zealand Festival is a nationwide Festival running alongside Rugby World Cup 2011 from 9 September to 23 October.
The Festival celebrates all that is special about New Zealand and New Zealanders – the people, the places and hundreds of events and experiences throughout the country.
Music, theatre, the arts, food and wine, business, cultures, lifestyle and sport – our country, our people, our stories; hundreds of events across the whole country, and all for you.
What’s so special?
This is the first time a Rugby World Cup host nation has staged a nationwide festival alongside the Tournament. It is the biggest festival New Zealand has ever staged and it includes a number of iconic events which have had their timing shuffled to align with the Festival – including the Auckland International Boat Show.
It includes headline events with iconic New Zealand stars – Dame Kiri is heading home for a Festival event with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – alongside community events highlighting grassroots Rugby in New Zealand.
What parts of the Festival are happening on Queens Wharf?
Queens Wharf is a major event hub within the REAL New Zealand Festival. Specific REAL New Zealand Festival events on Queens Wharf include REAL New Zealand Music on Tour concerts, REAL New Zealand Music on Screen, the New Zealand on Screen project, Oranges at Half Time Exhibition and Rural Sports’ Trans-Tasman sheep shearing and wood chopping event.
REAL New Zealand Music on Tour showcases the very best of our diverse and distinctive, contemporary New Zealand music
The REAL New Zealand Music on Screens – three, two-hour music video compilations featuring the best New Zealand music and music videos to play in the Fanzone
New Zealand On Screen – an engaging and surprising interactive experience using stacked shipping containers as storytelling vessels and celebrating New Zealand screen icons and movies
The REAL New Zealand Rural Sports Competition: a celebration of iconic New Zealand rural sports with the best of New Zealand taking on the best of Australia in shearing, wood chopping and sheep dog trials – right in the heart of the central city.
Oranges at Halftime exhibition celebrates the grassroots origins of Rugby in New Zealand; white shorts and muddy paddocks, Dad on the sidelines and Mum serving pies.
Find out more
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