The music is hot, the beer is cold and we’ve got a wonderful line up of concerts, workshops, performances in The Balladeer and dances to fill your day and/or evening.
Day and evening tickets available at the gate. EFTPOS for ticket sales only – bring cash for everything else.
Come and join us.
It’s a beautiful day in Wellington and the festival starts today. Yay! Gates open at 3pm. See you all there for a fun weekend of music, dancing and socialising.
An updated programme is available now. Click on the 2019 Programme link above to get a downloadable version or Click here to download a copy of the programme .
Also, if you like the sound of a beginners ukulele workshop… head to Nelsons Lounge at 10.30am on Sunday. There will be some spare ukuleles available to use if you don’t have one yet.
With great regret, we have to announce that Richard Grainger will not be coming to the Festival. Richard, unfortunately, has a family emergency back home in the UK and is not able to travel at this time.
The Committee is considering options for the programme.
On-line ticket sales close today. This is to give our volunteer team the chance to pull together the registration packs for the Festival.
But if you haven’t bought a ticket yet, don’t panic – there will still be plenty of tickets (both weekend and day passes) available at the gate, from 3.00pm on Friday, 25 October.
The Festival is seeking a couple more volunteers to help with cleaning and rubbish removal over the weekend.
Free weekend tickets to those who are willing to help.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird discounts close at midnight tonight – you must have booked and paid by that time.
From tomorrow, you can still book and pay online until 18 October, and avoid the big delays at the gate.
A full range of day tickets are now on sale online after requests from a number of people. They will also cease online sales on 18 October.
Lastly, if you wish to rock up and pay for your tickets at the gate, we will have EFTPOS there. Unfortunately, you will need cash for all other purchases at the Festival as we have no cellphone/wifi coverage. The gate will not be able to provide a cashout service.
Get you tickets booked and paid for by Monday 30th September to take advantage of the early bird prices. From Tuesday 1st October tickets will be full price.
Tickets for the 2019 Festival are on sale.
See the 2019 Tickets page for the prices and the link to the ticket sales site.
Early Bird discounts must be booked and fully paid for by 30 September.
Our last major guest announcements.
Richard Grainger (UK) – singer/songwriter from North Yorkshire who sings for and about the working folk of that region.
The Good Girl Song Project (AU) – presenting original song cycles raising awareness of women’s stories and histories from Australia.
The Chaps (NZ) – Iconic band from Dunedin bring back their “Cowboy Lounge” to impress and amuse people, and keep the legacy of Marcus Turner alive.
Vic Folk (NZ) – set up in 2017 to encourage the playing of (and dancing to)traditional tunes , this group has an ever changing membership of skilled musicians with a link to Wellington’s University.