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Free Store Fest: Annual Fundraiser 2016

Brace yourself for the festivities you've been hanging out for now that classes are over (for the students) and yuletide hiatus is just around the corner (for the workers). Something to tide you over till summer really hits.

It's about you but it's also about the community. Nourish your soul with good times while simultaneously supporting the most vulnerable in your neighbourhood who need to eat. All proceeds go to The Free Store: that funky little shipping container on Willis Street that redistributes quality surplus food from 60 inner-city eateries to those in need every weekday.

Free entry. There will be a koha bucket passed round if you're suitably entertained and are inclined to contribute.

Beers, beats and wondrous treats.


Sonic sensations hosted by Licks: DJ providing continuous good vibes, awkward silence cover-up and eye candy.
Graeme James: multi-instrumentalist, loop-pedal master, busker to soldout sensation.
Opal House: folk, synth, electro-pop. What more could you ask for?
Skymning: local legend, electronic producer, played at Tedx Wellington.
Miles Calder & The Rumours: Miles from MC&TR will be joining us for an acoustic duo set. The best Americana our not-so-American country has to offer.
My Dear Watson: singer-songwriter extraordinaire. Influenced by Damien Rice & Jeff Buckley, so yeah...


Hadassah Grace: provocateur, truth-speaker, word wizard.


This year, Garage Project in collaboration with Wellington Chocolate Factory & All Good Bananas present to you;

"Mishmash: A Banana Chocolate Wheat Beer"

Building on our epic collaboration with Garage Project last year - a rich mocha porter so popular it ran the keg dry in a matter of hours - you will have the only opportunity to indulge in 2017's Free Store 'MishMash' brew. Pete, head brewer at GP, will turn a bunch of leftover products into a beautiful sumptuous creation. Only available on tap at this event. First in, first served.


Awesome raffle packed with treats from local artisan producers
Epic pub quiz w/ sweet sweet prizes
Spot prizes on the hour, every hour
Giant jenga tournament with prize pack for champion