The Spiegeltent itself was opened by Hastings Deputy Mayor Tania Kerr and Harcourts managing director Kaine Wilson as the first of 55 acts opened the 14-day festival.
Festival organiser Pitsch Leiser said the festival would have something for everyone.
“We have increased our seating capacity on a number of our larger shows to ensure there are tickets available as we open so people don’t miss out this year as they have done in previous years.”
The Festival Garden is open to the public weekdays 5pm-midnight, weekends from noon to midnight and the final Sunday, October 28, 10am-midnight.
For more information and tickets, go to www.hbaf.co.nz or visit any of the i-SITES in Hawke’s Bay.
Photo: Ali Harper performs during the launch of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival in Havelock North For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 16 October 2018