Summer 2018/2019: What’s on?

By December 13, 2018Good Living


  • Auckland Folk Festival
    Kumeu Showgrounds
    Friday 25 – Sunday 27 January
    Spread across six stages, this is New Zealand’s largest folk music and dance festival with international guest artists.
  • St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
    Albert Park
    Monday 28 January
    The 10th anniversary of Laneway will see Florence + the Machine return to the stage. Hip hop, indie, rock, RnB and more.
  • Splore
    Tapapakanga Regional Park
    Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 February
    A festival of music and arts staged at one of the most beautiful festival sites in the world with a swimming beach just metres from the main stage.


  • Festival One
    Mystery Creek Events Centre
    Friday 25 – Monday 28 January
    A four-day celebration of music, art and community, Festival One is the largest Christian festival in New Zealand.

Bay of Plenty

  • Rotorua Noir
    Shambles Theatre, Rotorua
    Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 January
    New Zealand’s first-ever crime writing festival, combining local talent with authors from Scotland, Iceland and Finland.
  • One Love
    Tauranga Domain
    Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 January
    The best roots, rock and reggae acts in the world with UB40 headlining.

Hawke’s Bay

  • Bridge Pa Wine Festival
    Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, Hastings
    Saturday 19 January
    Local wineries will be connected by hop-on/hop-off buses, allowing attendees to experience a variety of wineries, food and music.


  • Newtown Festival
    Riddiford Street, Newtown
    Sunday 3 March
    Fourteen music stages providing all-day free entertainment for the whole family take over Newtown for one day.


  • Nelson Buskers Festival
    Upper Trafalgar Street
    Thursday 31 January – Sunday 3 February
    International and local buskers will amaze and delight with giant bubbles, magic, juggling and more.
    A family-friendly free event.
  • Marlborough Wine and Food Festival
    Brancott Estate
    Saturday 9 February
    Marlborough serves up world-class wines and delicious local cuisine at one of the region’s most picturesque vineyards.
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West Coast

  • Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
    Cass Square
    Saturday 9 March
    The 30th anniversary of this iconic event has more than 50 stalls serving wild and wonderful foods alongside live music and stage performances.


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  • Whare Flat Folk Festival
    Waiora Scout Camp,
    Whare Flat
    Sunday 30 December – Wednesday 2 January
    Four days of sun, music and entertainment in the natural surrounds just 15 minutes from Dunedin.

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