BIG J : A New Legacy Written & Performed by Jacob Dombroski

Following his rise to prime-time celebrity status on Shortland Street, Jacob returns to the stage with his revolutionised award-winning solo. Opening up his life and heart, Jacob Dombroski invites you to step inside his whare, champion those around you, and rewrite your destiny to share the love. This is a story about strength, whānau and dreams. This is about the perceptions we put on others, and how we look back into our own pasts to see where we collectively need to go together.

This is Jacob’s truth.

Come join the fam, and pump up the party.

Saturday 25 February, 18:30
Main Stage


Jacob Dombroski (Ngāi Tūhoe/Ngāti Porou/Asau, Savai’i) is a visionary performance artist, MC and influencer. In 2018 he took his award-winning show Big J Stylez up to Auckland Live for their Matariki Festival, which led to him gaining a role on Shortland Street as Winston Kimiora. Jacob has been performing professionally for the past 5+ years across stage and screen working with the likes of Everybody Cool Lives Here, Ohokomo Productions, and was a founder of hip-hop crew JDK. Jacob centres aroha within everything he does, showing others how to consistently come to the table with generosity.