Guest applications for 2018 are open

If you would like to be a guest at the 2018 Festival, applications are open until 31 January 2018.

Please click here to go to the application page and form.


New site layout

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.


Gate sales only from here on

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.

Craft beer in the café

This year we’ll have beer from the NZ Champion Brewery, Garage Project, available in the Lovely Grub cafe.


Aro Noir

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.

Fuzz Box

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

US-hopped Pilsner

Our typically-irreverent take on a classic style. A refreshing pilsner given extra kick by some high-citrus US varieties.

Programme available to view

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.