CubaDupa announced for March 30th & 31st 2019
CubaDupa is the annual immersive celebration of extraordinary arts and culture in the iconic heart of downtown Wellington. It attracts thousands of people from all walks of life to take over the streets, injecting an electrified atmosphere into an already spirited quarter for two days of artistic discovery, immersion and participation.
Rediscover a familiar space or explore the unknown…either way, your experience will be like no other as CubaDupa breaks boundaries with over 250 curated performances over 17 hours. Get lost in a sea of people at one of our 7 stages, find your rhythm with a street parade, explore the weird and wonderful winding your way through alleys and side streets, all while tasting your way from Abel Smith to Wakefield Street as part of our annual Moore Wilson’s street food festival.
Here at CubaDupa we stand for the extraordinary. We are passionate about providing a festival that focuses on artistic immersion and accessibility for all ages and demographics and proud to activate the ultimate platform of transformation, discovery, innovation and extraordinary cultural experiences. Combining artists from local, national and global stages, our focus is set on enriching our community with artistic excellence through inclusion, participation and artistic exploration.
The festival zone stretches the length of Cuba Street from Karo Drive to Wakefield Street, between Victoria and Taranaki Streets. This is roughly divided into
Upper Cuba – Upper Cuba Stage and Toi Poneke Stage
Central Cuba – Swan Stage
Cuba Mall and Hannahs Courtyard
Lower Cuba – Wellington Night Market
Other key performance areas worth checking out:
Glover Stage – Glover Park between Ghuznee and Garret Sts
Wild Workshop Stage – Marion Street
Urban Garden – corner Leeds and Ghuznee Sts
Hannah’s Courtyard – Eva and Leeds St
CubaDupa was founded in 2015, under the vision of Drew James, Artistic Director, the Creative Capital Arts Trust and the Wellington City Council. The event builds on the success generated by the popular Cuba Street Carnival which ran from 1998- 2009.
The Creative Capital Arts Trust is a charitable trust producing the annual NZ Fringe Festival and CubaDupa www.ccat.org.nz