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Te Korakora on Takutai

Celebrate the Māori new year at Matariki Festival’s premier open-air music and food event, showcasing performances from contemporary Māori musicians set against the urban backdrop of Takutai Square. This free event has equal appeal to families, young adults, inner-city dwellers and festivalgoers alike, and is fast becoming the highlight of the winter music calendar. Remember to dress warmly – it is an outdoor event and there is no seating or covered areas. 

5:00pm: Te Whānau o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
5:55pm: La Coco
6:45pm: DJ Spell feat. Ranuimarz, Dirty and Paki
7:40pm: Mara TK
8:50pm: Ria Hall
With DJ sets from Dylan C in between performances 

Food vendors: Sweet as Bowl, Kai Sisterz, Noodlechick and Woodspirit.

Ria Hall (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui) headlines with her signature style of roots, reggae and reo. Marvel at the sounds of Mara TK (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tainui), as he combines soul and psychedelic electronica. Prolific beatmaker and turntablist, DJ Spell’s (Ngāti Porou, Tainui) live set will deliver west coast-inspired hip hop, with some of the best Māori MC’s joining him on stage. Enjoy Māori/ Samoan neo soul singer LaCoco (Ngāti Kahu, Ngā Ruahine, Papa Sataua), whose sound is rooted in gospel, RnB and jazz. 

Indulge your taste buds and your ears, in what promises to be a feast for your senses! Come together for a unique evening of culture in the city as Matariki Festival 2021 comes to a close.

Te Korakora on Takutai is brought to you by Auckland Council in partnership with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, with support from Britomart, Flava, Vector Lights and Auckland City of Music.

Suitable for: All ages

When: Fri 9 July, 5pm–10pm

Where: Takutai Square, Auckland CBD

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event