Upper Hutt Music Festival 2024

Thursday 30 May - Tuesday 4 June

Love guitars? This year the Upper Hutt Music Festival features some of New Zealand’s best Guitarists. From fingerpickers to shredders, blues to metal, acoustic to electric join us over Kings Birthday weekend for a long weekend of music dedicated to the guitar.

Brought to you in conjuction with the exhibition Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar.

Notice: Whirinaki Whare Taonga is deeply saddened by the passing of Rodger Fox yesterday and acknowledge his great contribution to Big Band Jazz in New Zealand. Our thoughts are with the family and the members of the big band music community.

We will advise as soon as we can whether the concert on Friday night will be proceeding.

Update (28/05): In true spirit and in acknowledgement of the late Rodger Fox, the Jazz Gala will be proceeding on Friday night with support from Bill Cunliffe and The Fullerton Big Band. It will be a great night to remember and celebrate.

Sunday Strum

Sunday 2 June | 2.00pm


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Open Gat Jam

Thursday 25 May | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bring your guitar and jam for 10 minutes on stage. Presented in conjunction with 'Medieval to Metal.'

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Guitar Workshops

Sunday 16 June | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Join Tyson Smith for a masterclass in guitar tips and tricks.

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