The sound of Dunedin
That we have an identifiable sound, the ‘Dunedin Sound’, puts us in a small group of cities internationally like Manchester, Detroit and Nashville. This is a result of Dunedin's unique physical and cultural environments and the amazing talent of our musicians. Find out more about the rich diversity of artists, composers and bands that make Dunedin the vibrant music city that it is.
The DunedinNZ Spotify channel curates a wide range of Dunedin music in a series of playlists representing different genres, playlists for special events and by guest curators. Discover the Dunnerstunner playlist at this link and from there explore the rest….
Find upcoming gigs on the Radio One Playtime Report.
Major concerts, cultural events and public programmes are listed here.
You will regularly find live music and performance at these venues in the city:
The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, celebrating its 50th anniversary year, is Dunedin's only professional orchestra, and one of four orchestras in New Zealand funded recurrently by Creative New Zealand. The orchestra plays an extensive cultural role in Dunedin and in the wider communities in Otago and Southland, performing live to up to 15,000 people each year, as well as many more through other media. The orchestra’s annual programme includes a five-concert subscription series, featuring high calibre conductors and soloists from overseas and from New Zealand, and some of NZ’s finest composers.
Radio One prides itself on delivering students, visitors and Dunedin residents a "diverse variety of goodness" on 91.0 FM and online. The station is broadcast from the grounds of the University of Otago and offers students an alternative to commercial radio. Its focus is to provide quality content, promotion of events/gigs and to showcase a wide range of music genres.
Read more at www.r1.co.nz
Otago Access Radio is a vibrant, not-for-profit station, hosting programmes by, for and about Dunedin’s local communities. They broadcast from Dunedin on 105.4FM and 1575AM, and stream live and podcast from their website.
They offer listeners a blend of information, opinion and debate, along with an ad-free, entertaining mix of jazz, soul, blues, reggae and world music that includes the work of many talented New Zealand and local artists.