Otago Community Trust Games Hub & Entertainment 2022

The Masters Games is renowned for the entertainment and social occasions and these are a big part of the Masters Games Experience.  It provides you with the opportunity to meet up with like-minded sports enthusiasts from around New Zealand and overseas. The Otago Community Trust Games Hub provides a central location for all of this to happen.

The Otago Community Trust Games Hub is the place to be during the 2022 Masters Games. This Games we have decided to take it back “Old Skool” so it will be located at everyone’s favourite, the University Union. It all happens in the Hub with nine fun-filled days and nights of entertainment and action. We have some sports being competed, some medal ceremonies awarded, and of course, with all the day and night time action happening this is the a great event for spectators and Masters alike.

To find out more about our talented artists performing at the 2022 Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games click on their names below.

We have announced our themes for each night of the games so make sure you get your costumes sorted! Remember these themes are open to your interpretation so be as creative as you like. To find out the themes for each night scroll down below.

 

 

Friday 4 February

Cocktail Night: Join us for a Cocktail in the Garden Bar — soak up the
atmosphere and anticipation before competing in the morning.

Saturday 5 February

Theme: GLAM

Opening Ceremony:

Glam it up tonight with the Official Opening Ceremony — featuring the official Games opening, the parade of sports, the reading of the oath and the lighting of the Games flame. Meet our Ambassadors and enjoy an evening of
entertainment.

Bare Essentials:

Bare Essentials have got you covered; jazz, swing, blues, pop, and even a bit of country — settle in for our first big night.

Halo:

Halo a favourite of past Masters Games, this 7-piece band really gets the crowd rocking and up dancing. Let’s start the week off right, this is one not to be missed.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.30pm: Bare Essentials

7.30pm: Opening Ceremony | The Masters Stage

8.30pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

9pm – Late: Halo | The Masters Stage

 

 

Sunday 6 February

Theme: DISCO

Waitangi Day

Abby Wolfe:

Sit back and enjoy the warm melodies of Abby Wolfe.

The Foxy Tones:

Kick back with Dunedin’s finest all girl dance band The Foxy Tones with their disco beat, great harmonies, choreography, and having a smoking great time.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Abby Wolfe | The Masters Stage

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

8.00pm: The Foxy Tones | The Masters Stage

 

Monday 7 February

Theme: CHILL

Abby Wolfe:

Enjoy some more melodies and band action from Abby Wolfe.

Bare Essentials:

Take it easy and chill with Bare Essentials, settle in and relax to their easy listening vibe.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Jigsaw Racing

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Bare Essentials | The Masters Stage

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

8.00pm: Abby Wolfe | The Masters Stage

 

Tuesday 8 February

Theme: COMEDY

Masters Comedy: Harriet Moir

The Masters Games are serious business, so we thought we could lighten the mood with three comedians who take being funny very seriously. Although none of them have won medals in anything, they’ve all done shows around New Zealand to sell-out crowds, and one even recently broke their collarbone attempting to ride a bicycle. Jonathan won Best Comedian at the 2021 Dunedin Comedy Awards, Harriet won the hearts of Dunedin audiences with her recent sold-out solo show ‘Lickdown’, and Nicola once took out the top prize for the iced carrot cake at the Lake Hayes A&P Show. What more could you ask for?

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am: Jigsaw Racing

9.00am – 1.30pm: Indoor Triathlon

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 7.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

7.00pm – 8.30pm: masters minds — comedy

8.30pm – 11.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

Wednesday 9 February

Theme: 80’s

Brew, Distill & Chill:

Tonight is your chance to learn a couple of secrets from two of Dunedin’s iconic producers of a fine tipple, Emerson Brewery and Sandy Mount Distillery.

Dubious Groove:

Chill the night away with catchy ’80’s hooks from Dubious groove.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

9.00am – 1.30pm: Indoor Triathlon

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 8.00pm: Brew, Distill & chill

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

8.00pm: Dubious groove | The Masters Stage

Thursday 10 February

Theme: GOLD

Alan Ned Gray:

Enjoy the easy sounds of local Dunedin talent Alan Ned Gray.

Mentalist Collective:

Dance the night away with local Dunedin Band The Mentalist Collective. You might even recognise our resident Masters Games DJ in the lineup.

Mix & Mingle with Hamish Bond:

Don’t forget to take the unique opportunity to meet Hamish Bond, ask some questions, see the medals, and have a photo taken
with a true legend of New Zealand sport.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Alan Ned Gray | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 8.00pm: mix & mingle with Hamish Bond | The Cube ($25)

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

8.00pm: The Mentalist Collective | The Masters Stage

Friday 11 February

Theme: TGIF

The Known Strangers:

The Known Strangers will be taking to the stage, guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

Abby Wolfe:

Thank God its Friday….. She is beginning to be one of our new favs, Abby Wolfe will once again entertain you early evening.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

12.00pm – 5pm: Indoor Rowing, the Masters Stage

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz, the Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ, the Masters Stage

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Abby Wolfe, the Masters Stage

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ, the Masters Stage

8.00pm: The Known Strangers, the Masters Stage

Saturday 12 February

Theme: PARTY

Soul Deep:

Rock the night away with Dunedin’s big band Soul Deep — a premiere soul, funk, R&B, Motown, blues and dance band with a playlist of over 100 songs, from many of your favourite classics to your favourite recent releases, including songs from a variety of NZ artists.

Alan Ned Gray:

Our final party night brings back Alan Ned Gray for some early entertainment.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

3.00pm: Team Up Events Challenge

5.00pm – 5.30pm: ODT Quiz | The Cube

5.00pm – 6.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.00pm – 7.00pm: Alan Ned Gray | The Masters Stage

7.00pm – 8.00pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

8.00pm: Soul Deep | The Masters Stage

Sunday 13 February

Closing Ceremony:

Time to wrap up the weeks events, say goodbye to friends and start planning for next time.

DJ Brendan Christie:

Masters Games resident DJ Brendan Christie will be providing you with all the tunes to complete your 2022 Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games experience.

ON IN THE GAMES HUB:

5.00pm – 6.30pm: DJ | The Masters Stage

6.30pm – 7.30pm: Masters Games Closing Ceremony | The Masters Stage