Pasifika Festival returns to Western Springs Park in 2024 for a celebration of all things Pacific.

Festival Information


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Enjoy show-stopping performances across all eight stages of Pasifika Festival. Talented performers from across the Pacific will be sharing immersive fresh beats as well as all the old favourites to sing and dance along to.

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Explore, taste and shop at over 100 delicious local food and independent craft stalls at Pasifika Festival. From 'otai to Hāngī, seek out your favourite kai and shop for traditional taongas whilst taking a break from the action-packed stage programme.

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🌼 MOTAT joins the Pasifika fun

Head to MOTAT, next door to Western Springs, for Pasifika Vibes! This FREE programme celebrates Pacific culture with interactive games, workshops (like coconut shaving!), ukelele lessons, films, performances, and more!

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Bob Marley inspired reggae music across the Pacific Islands after he performed his only Aotearoa concert at Western Springs Stadium in 1979. 

Niuean musical icon Tigilau Ness and his Niuean/Māori son Che Fu attended the concert that day and met Bob Marley. Tigilau’s band, Unity Pacific will be joined by three generations of the Ness family, with Che Fu and his son Loxym delivering a unique reggae sound including a heartfelt tribute to Bob Marley.

Pasifika Festival will also host an exhibition of rare photos of Bob Marley meeting local iwi in 1979.

Pasifika 2023 highlights

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