We're absolutely pumped to share the schedule for Saturday night's celebrations! We have two stages; the Hellza-porium (main auditorium) and Fuzzy Foyer (which you will find up the stairs of Michael Fowler Centre).
2021 marks the 40th birthday and anniversary of Flying Nun Records.
From the first 1981 releases of the Pin Group “Ambivalence” and The Clean’s “Tally Ho!”, through to the last decade of releases from new artists - including Aldous Harding, Reb Fountain, Wax Chattels, Fazerdaze, Mermaidens and others - the Nun has been lucky enough to hitch it’s wagon to more than its fair share of formidably good left-of-centre local independent artists for 40 years.
Thanks primarily to all these exceptional artists and their music, we made it to 40. So, it only seems fitting to have some big parties.
While the hazy details of the previous anniversary celebrations remain murky (the 10th, 15th, 21st and 30th), we assume they must have been good. The surviving event posters and photographs indicate monumental musical celebrations.
We intend to continue this birthday tradition with two monster extravaganzas in Wellington and Auckland - multiple stages, a mix of established artists, new artists, and plenty in-between - a record store and all kinds of other stuff.
Inevitably, we’re biting off more than we can chew. But we know it will be worth it in the end. We hope you will join us for a line-up that includes the following;
WELLINGTON SHOW DETAILS
- Aldous Harding (solo)
- The Chills
- Reb Fountain
- The Bats
- The Subliminals
- Purple Pilgrims
Saturday 7th of August – The Michael Fowler Centre – Wellington
Two Stages, Record Shop and more fun stuff.