Coastlands opened its doors for the first time 50 years ago, on 6 November 1969. To celebrate and thank the community for shopping at the centre for the past 50 years, Coastlands is putting on a street party – Coastlands Carnival - and everyone is invited.
On Saturday 9 November, there will be five hours of free musical entertainment, free bouncy castle, and food for sale from 15 food trucks, held in the car park outside ANZ from 4 – 9pm.
Everyone is invited to come and join the party. The area in front of the main stage is reserved for people who want to get into the music and have a dance. No seating will be allowed here. Further back, picnic blankets and BYO chairs are welcome.
The event is an alcohol and smoke-free event. Maori Wardens and Kapiti Police will be amongst the crowd to make sure it is a family-friendly, safe event for all.
Parking At Kapiti Primary School
During the event, the public are asked to park in the grounds of Kapiti Primary School, accessed via Ngahina Road, to allow plenty of room for dancing and partying in the Coastlands car park. Parking at the school will be managed by Kapiti Rotary volunteers.
The Noodles - Top Cover Band
From 5-6.30pm, The Noodles will be on the main stage blasting out old and new favourite songs to dance along to. The Noodles are a regular feature at Toast Martinborough, Wellington Cup, Cuba Dupa and huge corporate events for Air New Zealand, Spark and Contact Energy. They will be playing music from 1960s to recent hits.
Brazilian Carnival Band
Around 7pm, the highly energetic Wellington Batucada samba percussion band will play and dance their way through the audience. Batucada is the traditional samba music played by large percussion groups in Brazil’s carnival parades.
Wellington Batucada are recognised as one of the best groups in the country and are a favourite at carnivals and festivals nationwide, including Cuba Dupa.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeUZKAE9wB0
Richter City Rebels - Mardi Gras Band
The night will finish with a 90 minute set from New Orleans Jazz Band, the Richter City Rebels. Blending RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk, it grooves deeply and pulsates with pounding bass and searing brass.
Catchy vocals and chants draw the crowd into the party and the rolling, infectious sound is punctuated by the fierce crack of drums and percussion. Trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphone and percussion will bring the ultimate Mardis Gras party to Coastlands.
The Rebels’ energetic show recently headlined the Wellington Jazz Festival and they have performed at many other events including Tora Tora Tora, Taranaki Arts Festival, Cuba Dupa and Wellington summer event Gardens Magic.
15 food trucks.
Food trucks will be set up in the car park outside Warehouse Stationery, serving food from around the globe from 4pm.
The trucks include:
- Chiwi Catering – Spanish Fusion
- Dutchy’s Burger Joint – burgers and Dutch specialities
- Dutchy’s Chips – handcut, twice-fried chips
- Evil Stepsons – South Pacific street food
- Firebird – Fresh, natural, vegan street food
- Garuda Truck – Indonesian favourites
- Mao & Co – Noodles and dumplings
- Thai Kai Kitchen – Thai street food
- The Crafted & Co – Burgers, cakes and other sweet treats
- Greek Food Truck – Greek souvlaki and other Greek dishes
- Kickflip Pizza – Pizza and smoothies
- Beat Kitchen – Global street food
- Super Donut Hero – Donuts and desserts
- Hungry Monkey – Traditional and modern Malaysian dishes
- Origin Food Truck – Gourmet sandwiches, salads and healthy earth bowls
4-4.15pm - Kapiti Primary School Kapa Haka
4.15-5pm - Kapiti Musicians Zeal Stage
5-6.30pm - The Noodles Main Stage
6.30-7pm - Kapiti Musicians Zeal Stage
7-7.30pm - Wellington Batucada Samba Band
7.30-9pm - Richter City Rebels Main Stage
MC for the night is Vanessa Stacey, professional musician, actress, director and performer.