The sun is shining …

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.

Programme change

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 closing …

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.

Early Bird discounts closing … and day tickets enabled.

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.

More musical magic

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.