Kokomai Creative Festival loves Julia Deans and we love Joni
Mitchell too. We are bringing Julia Deans (from fronting
'Fur Patrol', to co-conspirator with renowned supergroup 'The
Adults') over to the Wairarapa to sing Joni Mitchell's legendary
songbook. Having Julia Deans as part of
our Festival gets our hearts racing and if it also excites you then
we invite you to be part of it.
We have heavily subsidised the tickets to this show so
that it is accessible to everyone. However we
need a little help in covering the costs of this incredible
show. The $6,000 target will go towards the
costs of this world class production.
Our Festival Director, Heidi Holbrook saw Julia Deans in 'Both
Sides Now' at the Wanaka Arts Festival earlier this year.
"It was truly an emotional experience, I was mesmerised from the
second she stepped on stage, just like everyone around me.
Julia created a spectacular night of magic, it's a
performance I'll never forget; the raucous standing ovation at the
end said it all. I knew I had to do everything I could to
bring her to the Wairarapa"
Julia Deans and her four-piece band will have audiences
entranced with Joni Mitchell's songs from 1969-1983. This
amazing night will include these songs;
All I Want
Rainy Night House
The Fiddle and the Drum
The Last Time I Saw Richard
A Case of You
Song for Sharon
I Don't Know Where I Stand
Blonde in the Bleachers
The Circle Game
Both Sides Now
NZ Herald - "Julia Deans is a revelation: A soaring voice
matched by charismatic storyteller's knack"
Theatreview - "You'll join the standing ovation at the end and
get treated to a dramatic interpretation of 'River' that gives you
the chills. You'll think Julia is so friggin' cool, and she's
got such great hair to boot. You'll be glad you got the
Our Festival is an explosion of world-class entertainment, held
biennially in October over 10 days, right across the Wairarapa
region. It is something for us to enjoy and build
Integral in fuelling our region's economy through
accommodation, food, beverage and tourism the Festival
also bring communities together, and most importantly it
encourages our youth to dream big.
Thank you fabulous people!
30 MONTHS AGO
Thanks to your generous support of our Boosted campaign - we have reached 103% of our target!
We could not have done this without your support so thank you so much from everyone in the Kokomai team.