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Martin Ewen, aka “ Lurk, ” walks by means of the large crowd on Riddiford St on the Newtown Pageant on Sunday.
The slim streets of Newtown had been awash in shade and power as crowds descended on Aotearoa’s largest free music competition and road truthful.
Tens of 1000’s of individuals gathered in sunny Sunday on the Newtown Pageant to rejoice Wellington’s bizarre buskers, performers and performers.
There was an pressing have to launch the competition for organizer Anna Kemble Welch, who has been concerned within the competition throughout its 25-year historical past.
The competition was initially scheduled for March 7 however needed to be postponed after Wellington upgraded to Covid-19 degree 2.
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“We simply did not know what to anticipate with the change of dates, the climate being so near winter, even with the adjustments in Covid ranges. There have been so many variables, ”she stated.
The climate appeared precarious at 5 a.m., however became a sunny day as punters poured in.
Kemble Welch estimated that there have been a minimum of 75,000 attendees through the day
“There have been a minimum of as many as we’ve got ever had. We had been completely delighted that this was all we may have hoped for, ”she stated.
The competition featured 15 completely different musical phases, every with their very own fashion and their very own curator. Performers included Bret McKenzie and Band, the Phoenix Basis, and Laughton Kora.