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The Drum Festival


Sat 1 Mar 2014–Sun 2 Mar 2014, 12:00pm–4:00pm
Sat 1 Mar 2014, 12:00pm–8:30pm
Sun 2 Mar 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Little River Campground, 287 Okuti Valley Rd, Little River, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Drum Day Pass: $22.50 ea ($20.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Drum weekend Pass: $42.50 ea ($40.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Camping Pass: $14.00 ea
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Listed by: mpuentener

Gate sales available for Sunday performance. Online tickets sold out.

A celebration to rhythm and beat and dance from around the globe. A dedicated drum festival set in lush bush beside the Okuti River.

Includes cultural drum groups performing rhythms from Africa, Asia, the Middle East & South America plus drum and dance workshops and evening camp-fire tribal drumming.

Featuring Takumi Japanese Drum Group, Doug Brush, Wontanara and many more.

The program will be a moving progression of concerts with different groups performing in unique locations in the bush, beside the river, in the shade of the walnut trees and around the camp-fire.

Riverside camping and native bush exploring & playground ensures the weekend can be enjoyed by the whole family. Kids under 14 free accompanied by adults. Limited to only 100 tickets/day. Online booking advisable but possible gate sales on the day. $20 Cash only, no credit card/eftpos facilities. The campground is a back to basics venue with long drop loos and no food or coffee stalls. We like to call it a traditional holiday experience. Pick up some supplies at The Little River Diner, or cafe. Come prepared for all weather, however the main stage area is under two old walnut trees which provide shade and shelter. Check out our website.

Saturday 1 March
African drum warm up jam 12:00-12:50pm
African drum workshop 1:00-2:15pm
Drum kit duel 2:30-3:00pm
African drum 3:15-4:00pm
Belly dance workshop 4:15-5:00pm
Afican marimba 5:15-6:15pm

Doug Brush Trio - Latin/African Jazz at Hilltop 8:00-11:00 hilltop tavern.
Tala DJ/drum set 6.30-8pm - campfire area
Campfire jam- 8-9.30pm

Sunday 2 March
Marimba 10:00-10:45pm
Arabic 11:00-12:00pm
African dance workshop 12:15-1:15pm
Afro-Cuban 1:30-2:15pm
Takumi taiko 2:30-3:30pm

Programme subject to change. Wet weather scaled down festival will be advised on this page.