What's On - Events and Activities in New Plymouth, Taranaki NZ

Isla Grant

4 Sep 2015 (Fri)

TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West

Scotland's legendary singer/songwrite Isla Grant returns to New Zealand for her Farewell Concert Tour.
Isla is an internationally acclaimed recording artist; her beautiful voice combining country folk songs to easy listening presenting an unforgettable evening.
Isla's spellbinding concert features her wonderful hit songs and takes a nostalgic look at her long and successful career.
Al Grant, Isla's genial and talented husband, will join her on-stage to bring his irrepressible humour to the show, also featuring his tribute to Jim Reeves.
Isla's Farewell Concert performance will be a 'Grand' International Concert not to be missed.

Sonic Delusion Album Launch / Mikes Beer Launch

4 Sep 2015 (Fri)

Senior Citizens Hall, 27 Liardet Street, New Plymouth

Sonic Delusion is launching their new album "Without Warning" together with a new beer from Mike's Brewery with the same name created and inspired by this new album.
More about the album:
Without Warning is an album that pays homage to the relentless churn of circumstance - and celebrates the lucky breaks that we sometimes stumble upon. Warm and upbeat, Sonic Delusion’s folk is uplifting, with inspiring stories to match. “The man who missed the boat” is the story of a man who missed the fatal sailing of the Titanic,” says frontman Andre Manella. The title track and single “Without Warning” tips its cowboy hat to the freedom of life on the road. “I don’t speak French” is a whimsical Latin-flavoured number, which leaps straight from its folk attire into something brightly feathered.
More about the beer:
Without Warning India Red Ale (IRA) is a hop-forward American style ale brewed with lots of toasted and caramel malts to create a very drinkable, ruby red glass of beer that will leave you wanting another. Simcoe, Motueka, Centennial and Nelson Sauvin hops have been blended to give this beer an intense tropical aroma and flavour, gently balanced with a light bitterness and caramel malt backbone. So treat yourself to a random act of kindness by enjoying a glass, and then maybe treat a friend or even a stranger! To learn more about mike’s beers please visit
Doors 8pm, music starts 8.30pm

Taranaki Comedy Club September

4 Sep 2015 (Fri)

The Basement Bar, Cnr Egmont and Devon Streets

Taranaki Comedy Club in September welcomes Wilson Dixon as the headline act.
This Country Singer-come-comedy performer is one of the stars of the international comedy scene. With his own BBC radio show, winner of the Fred Dagg award for comedy and own TVNZ special, an evening with Wilson Dixon is an unforgettable one.
Supported by the star of hit comedy movie "What we do in the Shadows" and 7 Days regular Cori Gonzalez Macuer and hosted by resident MC Vaughan King

The Seaside Market

6 Sep 2015 (Sun)

Ngamotu Beach, Ocean View Parade

The Seaside Market is an upbeat, on trend beach front market.
You will find a fabulous selection of Vintage, Home decor, Lifestyle, Art & Crafts, Fashion and Jewelry stall holders to shop along with delicious yummy eats and treats all while listening to super sweet live tunes by local talented artists.
It is Taranaki's biggest market.

Anthony B (Jam) & House of Shem (NZ)

11 Sep 2015 (Fri)

The Mayfair, 69-73 Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Reggae fans, listen up! Anthony B (Jam) and House of Shem (NZ) are touring together for the first time on this Nimbin Roots Unity Tour.
This is a unique opportunity to see two of the strongest live acts in contemporary reggae sharing a stage together. Both acts are currently touring and receiving rave reviews across Europe and the States.
Anthony B and House of Shem share a high energy, conscious sound. With lyrics exploring social and political issues of the poor and oppressed, they embody the message of unity and oneness in this world of excess and oppression.

The Russian National Ballet - Swan Lake

15 Sep 2015 (Tue)

TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West

Beautiful full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre commences a tour of full-length classical performances of Swan Lake in over 15 cities in New Zealand and over 30 cities across Australia from August.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The basis for the creation of the theatre was necessity of promising young theatre with high creative potential, both the classical and contemporary.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre is a cut above many of its rivals.

NZSO presents: Classical Hits

17 Sep 2015 (Thu)

TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West

It’s a mouth-watering selection of classical music’s greatest hits when our much-loved NZSO Music Director Emeritus James Judd returns for a special national tour.
Indulge in a delicious assortment of popular melodies, from Rossini’s toe-tapping William Tell Overture to Johann Strauss Jr.’s stately Blue Danube Waltz, as well as the galloping blast of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries.

The Royal New Zealand Navy Band

22 Sep 2015 (Tue)

TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West

Showcasing the many talents of the full band and its own instrumental soloists, this September will see the band returning to New Plymouth as it travels from Rotorua to Wellington.
The band is excited to present an entertaining programme of classical, jazz, traditional and pop music to enchant audiences of all tastes and ages.

German Film Festival

29 Sep 2015 (Tue) - 4 Oct 2015 (Sun)

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 40 Queen Street

The Goethe-Institut is delighted to present cinemagoers in New Zealand with a colourful bouquet of films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Our team has already enjoyed choosing and debating our favourite picks for this year’s programme, which will take you on a factual and fictional journey through the German past and present, covering diverse terrain. Free entry.


11 Nov 2015 (Wed)

TSB Theatre - TSB Showplace, 92 Devon St West

10cc, comprising Graham Gouldman, Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson, Mike Stevens and Paul Burgess, were hot favourites when they performed in NZ to over 50,000 people at a summer concert tour last year.
Fans will now have the chance to hear hits such as Dreadlock Holiday, The Things We Do For Love, I’m Not In Love (featured in films such as Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and more recently the Disney blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy), Art For Art’s Sake, Rubber Bullets, I’m Mandy Fly Me and Donna, up close and personal in theatres.
And in a rare double-bill, 10cc co-founder Graham Gouldman will open the show with his Heart Full of Songs acoustic set, performing hits he wrote for other artistes, such as Bus Stop and Look Through Any Window (for The Hollies), No Milk Today (Herman’s Hermits) and Heart Full of Soul and For Your Love (The Yardbirds).

New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival

28 Nov 2015 (Sat) - 29 Nov 2015 (Sun)

TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth

”Australasia’s biggest tattoo event the New Zealand Tattoo & Art Festival is back for the 5th time on the 28 & 29 November 2015 at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth!
Featuring over 250 of the world’s finest tattoo artists & tattoo models, including LA Ink star Dan Smith, American realism star Paul Acker, American Model & judge on hit TV show Best Ink Sabina Kelley, Swedish tattoo artist & model Cleo Wattenstrom, American black & grey master Carl Grace, American Model Miss Mary Leigh Marshall, Bernadette Macia’s who is a judge on CMT’s Tattoo Titans the face of Sullen Clothing & host of Sullen TV, Tahitian tattoo artist Manu Farrarons from LA, lettering & script tattooer Big Meas, dot work specialist Dillon Forte & many many more.

UB40 Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour

10 Jan 2016 (Sun)

Sentry Hill Winery, 152 Cross Road

UB40, featuring the original members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be returning to New Zealand in early 2016 for their first ever vineyard tour.
One of New Zealand’s much loved festival acts, the Red Red Wine Vineyard Tour sees the band headline a series of concerts in some of the country’s most stunning locations and it will be swinging into New Plymouth’s Sentry Hill Winery on Sunday 10 January.
The original line-up of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 to 2008, with #1 albums, multiple gold and platinum selling albums, Grammy nominations, 4 worldwide #1 hits and over 70 million in sales. Now reunited again, they continue to take their smooth yet rootsy blend around the world and their live performances never fail to uplift the audience.

Upcoming Events in New Plymouth

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Taranaki Mountainairs Basketball

TSB Stadium

Meet the Augusta Mountainairs 2015. There are eight teams in the National Basketball League this season, which runs from early April to late June. Play-offs are scheduled for early July.
Each of the eight teams will play nine home and nine away games, plus an ‘extra’ game against three of the league teams.

The Augusta Mountainairs’ extra games will be against the Wellington Saints, Hawkes Bay Hawks and Nelson Giants - the 2014 champs, finalists, and a play-off team, respectively.

See the Taranaki Basketball website for details on local games at the TSB Stadium.

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