HEY PARTY PEOPLE!!
Summer is coming, which means that the festivals are also around the corner. Who doesn’t love a good day out, with live music, some good drinks, a few friends and an amazing day?! Or a day where you can explore some amazing new things. I will write down some of the amazing festivals that will be held in New Zealand in the upcoming months. Check it out and make some memories!!
Rotorua Festival of Gardens (13-15 November)
Over 45 gardens in the Rotorua region will be opened to the public in this weekend. The festival is held every 2 years and this year there are many gardens that are new to the festival, but there are also some old favourites!
The Rotorua Festival of Gardens is a self-guided garden ramble where you can choose which of the gardens you want to visit. Many of the gardens will also have items for sale, like plants, food or artworks.
Tickets will be on sale soon, so keep checking the website http://www.rotoruagardens.org.nz/
Oamaru’s Network Waitaki Victorian Fete (15 November)
Take a step back in time and sample the nostalgia of the Victorian era right in the heart of Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct. Musicians, singers and dancers from around the world will be performing. On this day you will be amazed by the Victorian costumes and an Alice in Wonderland costume parade will take you right into the world of Alice.
Check the site for ticket information http://www.victorianoamaru.co.nz/
Rhythm and Alps (30-31 December)
Ryhtym and Alps is a two-day music festival on the South Island. The festival is located in the beautiful Cardrona Valley which is about 15 minutes south of Wanaka in Central Otago. Rhythm and Alps is a spectacularly event with an amazing scenery.
This year’s lineup includes:
WEIRD TOGETHER, New Zealand’s favourite festival act. Nick Dwyer, Dick Johnson and their band present a slick, pulsating, and wildly entertaining world music mash-up
STICKY FINGERS, a hypnotic melting pot of psych, rock, reggae, & bourbon.
Tickets are available now from http://www.rhythmandalps.co.nz/
Rhythm and Vines (29-31 December)
Rhythm and Vines is a three-day New Year Music Festival and is set in the beautiful Waiohika Estate vineyard of Gisborne. This festivals shows the world’s best musicians and receives more than 30.000 local and international fans who travel to experience the first sunrise of the year at New Zealand’s biggest music festival.
The lineup includes:
Bastille > Netsky Live
Zane Lowe > Chet Faker
Danny Brown > Action Bronson
Just Blaze > Ta-ku > Jagwar Ma
London Elektricity & MC Wrec
Mø > DC Breaks > P-Money
Tickets are available online at http://www.rhythmandvines.co.nz/
TSB Bank Festival of Lights (13 December – 31 January)
Each year Pukekura Park, one of New Zealand’s premier botanical gardens, is transformed into a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland with multi-coloured lights gleaming amongst the trees, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.
The festival also includes popular performance features, lighting features, (over 1,000 lights installed) a fantastic mix of daytime activities for children and families, twilight movies in the park and live night-time entertainment from a range of local and national performers.
The programme will be available from the 9th of December on, so keep checking back at the site: http://festivaloflights.nz/
New Zealand International Arts Festival (26 February – 20 March)
Wellington will host the New Zealand International Arts Festival, with 300 dynamic, different acts over 24 days. The event turns Wellington into a lively festival city where you can live and breathe every imaginable visual and performing art. Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature and even art talks and tours, make it to New Zealand’s largest multi-arts festival and it will probably one of the most unique events you will see.
Tickets can be booked through the site http://www.festival.co.nz/
If these festivals don’t speak to you, no worries.. There are a million of other festivals going on. Go to this (http://www.newzealand.com/int/events/) website and find exactly what you love to do/see and have a great day.
Enjoy and if you’re going, I’m curious about some amazing pictures so I will be checking the mail!!