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In 2017 the festival is in its 11th year and is running over Labour Weekend from October 20-23

There will be free performances at locations around the tram line by big bands from around the South Island. Events include 4 jazz workshops (open to anyone), a big band ball (featuring 5 bands), public performances, an opening concert by the All Girl Big Band featuring female artists through the decades,  and an amazing closing gala concert by Symposium featuring 10 stunning local vocalists!




Download your full gig guide pdf here! BigBandFest 2017 Schedule


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