Splore-City: Essential information

By Hugh Sundae

The new venue for Splore-City, The Auckland Town Hall, is increasingly hosting more diverse events. Photo / Richard Robinson
The new venue for Splore-City, The Auckland Town Hall, is increasingly hosting more diverse events. Photo / Richard Robinson

Splore-City is now a matter of days away, now at the Auckland Town Hall, after organisers shifted the venue from Aotea Square in order to keep the event going late into the night.

Noise complaints from local residents during the recent Laneway Festival probably added to the decision, but either way revellers can party in the confidence that the speakers won't get carried away in a noise-control van.

As well as the music, The Town Hall will become a visual smorgasbord, with art installations, performance art, and multi-media from artists such as Empress Stah, Eric Orr, Niki Hastings-McFall, The Dub Module, The Visual Division and much more.

Organisers add that "garnishing yourselves in colour" is encouraged.

The herald.co.nz will be at Splore-City this weekend, and will have video interviews with some of the performers later in the week.

Also make sure you get a copy of this Thursday's TimeOut, for interviews with Kelis, Mayer Hawthorne, and Caribou.

Playing times:

Friday

7.00pm Doors open

7.30pm Coast

8.45pm Fly My Pretties

10.05pm Dub Module

10.20pm Kelis

11.25pm Empress Stah

11.30pm J Star

12.30am Empress Stah

12.40am Shortee Blitz

Saturday

7.00pm Doors open

7.30pm Four Tet

8.50pm Belleruche

9.55pm Empress Stah

10.10pm Mayer Hawthorne

11.15pm Dub Module

11.30pm Caribou

12.35am Empress Stah

12.55am Cuban Brothers

Ticket information: Available from The Edge website. $85 for single night or $150 for both nights. R18.

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