Be open to circus, cabaret and music under the trees...
[Due to Covid 19 level restrictions we have had to reschedule this performance to Saturday 5th of February 2022.]
For the first time in Hastings we feature a fantastic late afternoon of free and fun entertainment for the whole family. Expect award-winning street performers; world-class circus, comedy, clowning, acrobatics and music; and culinary delights from our local food trucks.
Dance with your kids to Gerry Paul and The Elephant Tree Band featuring Bianca Bailey and Finn Johannson with stories from Gerry’s popular book Hank the Wrestling Shark coming to life on stage. This band will have you grooving from hip-hop to Rockabilly, gypsy melodies to folk vibes.
Enjoy magic and mystery with David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache from Rollicking Entertainment who will have your kids enthralled with their variety show, tricks and stunts. Filling circus tents and headlining cabarets all over the world, Fraser Hooper will dare to challenge audiences in a three-round boxing bout of pure clown comedy carnage. A must see, guaranteed bellyaching knock-out performance.
From the talented Colossal Crew and Laser Kiwi fame, brothers Zane and Degge Jarvie combine their world-class juggling skills with their unique flavour of comedy. They've won the Iron Chicken Award at the World Buskers Festival in Christchurch and toured New Zealand and the world.
And don't miss the evening finale - the mesmerising Dream Garden, with spell-binding aerial silk performance by Imogen Stone and Jackson Cordery. Wrap up in a blanket and bring your dreams because in this show they might just spring to life. For detailed schedule visit the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival website.