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Dr Colossus

Lead by Leon Radojkovic, Dr Colossus' gigs are legendry. According to the NZ Herald these guys are "Balkan music titans."

When: Sat 12 March, 6:00pm - 7:00pm and 11:00pm - midnight
Where: TV3 Garden Stage, Festival Garden, Aotea Square

Grown in a stinking vat during the darkest days of the Cold War, the creature known as Dr Colossus was the abominable end product of an ill-fated Soviet attempt to weaponise American pop culture. For untold years the amorphous blob was force-fed a steady diet of plutonium, melted Beach Boys records and powdered US film reels until finally, enraged and bloated, it destroyed the research facility that housed it, killing 14 scientists and a baboon. Last seen in 1979 schlepping off into the Siberian wilderness whistling the theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, in late 2007 the monster reemerged, fully recovered from the shame of Yeltsin and ready to rip your face off.  Lead by Leon Radojkovic, the musical madman behind Festival show Live Live Cinema: Carnival of Souls, local act, Dr Colossus' gigs are legendry, and the band has been described by the NZ Herald as "Balkan music titans."

Photo credit: Aaron Blakey

Join us at the Festival Garden to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the FREE music on the TV3 Garden Stage!

TV3 Garden Stage line-up of great local musicians and DJs.