This year, we’ve moved the marquee to the lower ground, beside the flying fox. This will avoid any problems with puddles if it rains (but of course, it isn’t going to – we’ve pre-ordered sunshine!)
If you’re used to camping in the lower ground, you will need to think about another spot. There will be additional space in the orchard area and there are oodles of good spots further up the site.
Gates open at 3pm on Friday. If you’re camping for the weekend, and arrive in Wellington early, there is a DoC campsite close by where you can stop for a night or two while you wait. Click here to check out the Catchpool Valley Campsite page.
Online ticket sales have now closed to allow the team to prepare registration packs for those who have pre-booked.
But, don’t worry – you can still come along and get your tickets at the gate. $165 for the full weekend for an adult and there are a range of day, part-day and evening tickets as well. See here for ticket prices.
We have no EFTPOS available (there’s no wifi or cellphone coverage) and the nearest ATM is 10km down the road so remember to bring cash or cheques for your tickets and for the café and craft beer purchases.
This year we’ll have beer from the NZ Champion Brewery, Garage Project, available in the Lovely Grub cafe.
Friendly roasted stout
Brewed in honour of our location on ‘the dark side of the street’ here in Aro Valley, it’s rich and roasty, but friendly. A stout for all seasons
Death from Above
Indochine Pale Ale
A fusion of American-style pale ale and South-East Asian flavours of mango, lime, Vietnamese mint and chilli. In harmony, not conflict.
Hoppy Session Ale
Don’t be deceived, sometimes things are not what they seem. The modest strength on the can belies the flavour within. A complex selection of malts and generous dose of Sauvin and Simcoe hops create a light but satisfying beer that punches well above its weight. A true sheep in wolf’s clothing.
Fuzzy Pale Ale
Forget clarity, There’s nothing clean cut about this beer. This is Pale Ale amplified and distorted in a giant wall of haze and hop feedback.
Finely Tuned IPA
Brewed and double dry-hopped with NZ, Australian and US hop varieties. Great things often start in a garage, after all.
Pils ‘n’ Thrills
Our typically-irreverent take on a classic style. A refreshing pilsner given extra kick by some high-citrus US varieties.
There are a lot of exciting workshops in our programme this year. You can go to workshops under 2017 festival on our website to read all about them.
Early bird tickets are on sale until 30 September.
Not long now until Labour Weekend and Wellyfest! The programme is now avalable to view, just click here to go to the Programme 2017 page or navigate through the 2017 Festival menu above. You can also download a pdf if you prefer.
We still have one dance workshop to be confirmed and more information to come on our local Folk Clubs in The Balladeer. We’ll update those things just as soon as we can.
In the meantime there’s plenty to get your earlybird tickets for. Click here to go to the Ticket sales page.
The guest list has been up for a couple of weeks but we were still sourcing some photos and bio information for you all to look over.
For the guest list click here or go to the 2017 Guest Artist page, under the 2017 Festival menu above. Once you get there you can click on each artist’s name to see more information.