Story: Arts festivals

National Jazz Festival, Tauranga

Peter Weightman cools off with a beer at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga in 2007. The festival has been held in Tauranga over Easter since 1963 and attracted 60,000 people in 2014. It features national and international performers, with four Grammy-winning bands performing in 2012. Listen to one of the founders reflect on the anniversary in a 2012 interview with Radio New Zealand's Lynn Freeman.

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Marguerite Hill, 'Arts festivals - Music festivals from the 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/45221/national-jazz-festival-tauranga (accessed 19 February 2018)

Story by Marguerite Hill, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 5 Aug 2016