Newtown Festival 2014

From RNZ Music

On March 2nd, around 80,000 people gathered in the small Wellington suburb of Newtown for the 18th annual Street Festival. The festival was born out of a community consultation process by Red Design architects, who threw a party after redesigning curbs, trees, seating and street flow in the suburb back in 1996. It's been a growing annual event ever since, showcasing the sights smells and sounds the suburb, and greater community has to offer, including 11 stages of live music, sound systems, and a heaving Batucada parade all co-ordinated by James Coyle of The Nudge. Emma Smith joined the throngs in Newtown last Sunday.