Archived: The Drums of Fire - 4 Days of Fashion in the City

Starting in Freyberg Place on Friday 23 March

The Drums of Fire - street performers, part of the Auckland Arts Festival invite you to take to the streets of the High Street district with this free live event and be swept along by this Basque street theatre group of 7 performers with a dazzling cocktail of percussion and pyro. The performers will follow a route around the High Street district collecting onlookers as they go and stopping to excite their audience with a frenzy of dance with scenes that hark back to medieval rites.

The Catalan festival tradition of correfoc, or 'fire-run', burns brighter than ever under Deabru Beltzak, a Basque street theatre group who, for more than 20 years, have turned cities into blazing infernos with their dazzling cocktail of percussion and pyro.

Bring walking shoes and join them on foot for what promises to be a street parade like no other.

The event will start at 8pm in Freyberg Square. Please do not bring chairs or seating, as there is no dedicated viewing area.

PLEASE NOTE: High Street, Chancery Street & Courthouse Lane will be closed from 6.30 - 10pm

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Freyberg Place
Freyberg Place