- Established: 2003
Happy is a music oriented venue located on the corner of Vivian and Tory Streets, below Latina Tapas Bar. It was established in 2003, replacing The Space in Newtown. Happy features a nice sounding room with capacity for 140 people, allowing enough space to fit reasonable crowds whilst not destroying the intimacy found in smaller clubs. It hosts a wide variety of music, ranging from rock bands to jazz to experimental audio events to unamplified acoustic performances, as well as theatre-style shows and multimedia performances. Happy is run as a space to voice the creative community of Wellington and the rest of the world.
New Zealand artists to have featured at Happy include Jonny Marks, Philip Dadson, 175 East, Amalgam, SJD, Anika Moa, Mahinarangi Tocker, Roadworks/Red Mole, Birchville Cat Motel, Leila Adu, Simon O’Rorke, The Elephant Men, New Zealand Dominion Concert Band, David Long and Ricki Gooch. Happy also hosts the annual festival of improvised music, Bomb The Space.
Happy has a MySpace page at www.myspace.com/happybar and can be contacted by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 04 384 1965.