Nau mai, haere mai
ki te Ahurei Toi o Te Matau-a-Māui
Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival
Nearly 30,000 people experienced events across the 2023 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, making it one of the most attended Festivals in the event’s nine-year history.
The 2023 Festival met its promise of being one to remember, with its stacked programme boasting locally and internationally acclaimed acts that delighted audiences across Te Matau-a-Māui throughout October.
For this year only, standard tickets to most shows were on sale for $25 – half their usual cost. In addition, seven entirely free events were put on across the Festival, including headline act 360 ALLSTARS, which was enjoyed by almost 1,800 people across Hastings and Napier venues.
In addition, over 5,000 school children throughout Hawke’s Bay, from Mohaka to Waipukurau, were able to experience free performances as part of the Festival in Schools programme.