A grey start to day two

TARYN UTIGER
Last updated 13:21 15/03/2014

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The tents are going up, the tarpaulins are out and the umbrellas are dotted around the Bowl.

The second day of Womad New Zealand got off to a wet start at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands today.

Despite the intermittent rain and the threat of Cyclone Lusi, enthusiastic Womadians are flooding in the gates.

Taranaki's Nicky Farquhar was busting out a dance to the opening act of the day - Airileke.

The lively and beat-filled band, from Papua New Guinea and Australia started the second day with a bang, he said.

"They're awesome," he said.

The 36-year-old and his family had set up a tent and were camping out under a tree in the Bowl.

"This is going to keep us all dry and at the night the kids can have a little sleep in there and be nice and cosy," he said.

Mr Farquhar said he'd checked the weather forecast "a thousand times" this week and wasn't concerned about Cyclone Lusi hitting Womad.

"We are really sheltered here. It won't eventuate to much."

Scottish band Breabach and musician Danyel Waro have just taken to the stages and will play until 2pm.

One to watch out for this afternoon is New Zealand band Weird Together at 3pm on the Gables Stage.

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