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Gospel Roots - Tairawhiti Music & Arts Festival: CANCELLED


Fri 15 Jan 2016, 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 16 Jan 2016, 10:00am–11:00pm
Sun 17 Jan 2016, 10:00am–11:00pm

Where: Awapuni Stadium, 91 Centennial Marine Drive, Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: GospelRoots

Gospel Roots Festival 2016 Cancelled

It is with regret that we must announce the cancellation of Gospel Roots Festival, due to be held at Awapuni Stadium in Gisborne from 15-18 January 2016.

As an inaugural event, Gospel Roots Festival was dependent upon sponsorship as well as ticket sales and sadly these were not at a level sufficient to deliver the festival in January 2016.

Behind the scenes over 500 people have been working to make the Gospel Roots Festival a success, including staff, volunteers, artists, performers, media partners, and sponsors. We apologise sincerely to all those involved and share their disappointment in this cancellation.

While the festival is about celebrating our story and our shared Gospel heritage, the larger purpose of Gospel Roots remains – fostering greater collaboration between churches, iwi, and communities, and increasing educational, economic, social, and spiritual benefit to our regions. We will continue this work alongside our supporting partners, and will look now towards holding the inaugural Gospel Roots Festival in 2017.

We want to thank all our supporters who purchased tickets for the festival in 2016. Full refunds are available to all purchasers and will be processed via our ticketing partner Eventfinda. For more information please contact us direct on

Kind regards, and wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

Gospel Roots Festival Trust.