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About Collins Street

Napier's Collins Street Festival is set to hit Ahuriri, one of Hawke’s Bay's coolest little suburbs, on Saturday 30th November 2024. 

Originating from conversations with local business owners at the Urban Winery in 2018, we had a vision of Ahuriri coming alive with the best music, food and drink from Hawkes Bay and beyond. This small corner of Ahuriri has blossomed since these first chats, welcoming the National Gin Distillery and B-Studio Brewery, a perfect trio of beverage enthusiasts. Collins Street, nestled behind the Urban Winery, serves as our canvas for this inaugural festival, a street transformed into a vibrant hub of culinary and musical talents.

The street will be alive with music from 1pm to 10pm, featuring a stacked lineup of both local talent and headliners the award winning Auckland based rock and roll legends Racing. This three-piece band crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in tropical dance music. Racing, releasing their debut album 'Real Dancing' in 2019 were subsequently nominated for Best Rock Artist at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Singles ‘Motel Pool’, ‘Run Wild’ and ‘Party Slow’ all reached number one on the rock music charts. 

Joining the lineup are Aotearoa’s favourite covers band - White Chapel Jak. Bursting with light and energy, Bonnie and the band command attention every time they hit the stage. Their take on some absolute classics make the night one to remember. In support the local talent on this lineup includes Deep Fried Funk, House of Beats, Miakie, Scarlett Eden, Snead Place, Sneeky and SS61.

Collins Street Festival will be a feast for the senses. Partnering with beverage creators the Urban Winery, National Distillery, Brave Brewing, Fortune Favours, and Sundays, there is something on offer for every palate. A haven for those seeking a taste of Napier's burgeoning drink-making scene, this event serves as a platform to showcase the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Napier, inviting both locals and visitors to indulge in these rich flavors.

And what’s a street party without street food? Food trucks will be lining the road, offering up delights to keep your tastebuds happy. Showcasing the best of Hawkes Bay’s culinary class for you to appreciate the flavors of this extraordinary landscape.

Collins Street Festival invites you to join this upscale street party – an exclusive celebration of music, food, and drinks against the backdrop of Ahuriri's charm. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey and be part of the inaugural event that that promises to be the start of something truly special. 

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