Pack a twilight picnic for a concert with a difference on Wellington’s popular Oriental Bay beach.

The much-loved Wellington Citadel Salvation Army Band will light up the harbour with their resounding brass harmonies, as they perform from the deck of a mighty waka hourua (traditional double-hulled sailing canoe) moored just off-shore.

Relax and enjoy popular show tunes and family-friendly classics with your loved ones in this stunningly picturesque city setting. 

Brass in the Bay is a Kupe Dreaming event and part of A Waka Odyssey, a celebration of our place in the Pacific that includes the spectacular Kupe: Festival Opening NightDownload the A Waka Odyssey flyer to plan your journey. 

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