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Waihi Bush Music Festival


Thu 6 Feb 2014–Sun 9 Feb 2014, 8:00pm–11:00am

Where: Waihi Bush Organic Farm, 83 Burdon Rd, Woodbury, Geraldine, South Canterbury

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $82.50 ($80.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: davidjmusgrave

This is one of the most "laid back" music festivals in New Zealand - a family orientated festival with lots of things for children to do. Featuring the best of local and international singer/songwriters and plenty of opportunities to perform in Blackboard Concerts.

Guest artists:

Hannah Harding
The "Amazing Hannah Harding" is releasing her debut album funded by NZ on Air. Check out her music on YouTube.

Jesse Brand
A Canadian singer/songwriter traveling New Zealand on a grass roots album tour 'Folk for the Soul - Soul for the Folk'.

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Featuring the zany Mal Webb (here last as part of Totally Gourdgeous).

Catgut & Steel
The contemporary folk duo of Mike Moroney and Anna Bowen – “they have a sound bigger and fuller than two musicians would normally command”.

Rob Ten Broeke and Anna Groves
A Kiwi acoustic duo from Kapati. Their music has been described as "soulful and touching".

Olli Ricken
The fabulous Acrobatic Clown - wickedly clever clown theatre at its best.

Programme Waitangi Weekend:
Thurs 6 Feb: Arrive anytime - evening welcome concert and bonfire late evening.
Friday 7 Feb: Workshops in the morning, concerts in the afternoon, barn dance in the evening and bonfire late evening.
Sat 8 Feb: Workshops in the morning, concerts in the afternoon, Final concert followed by Tango Milonga and bonfire late evening.
Sun 9 Feb: Workshops and pack up (ends 11am).

There is ample opportunity for everyone to perform, be it at the Black-board concerts or late at night around the camp fire.

Acapella choir
Musical improvisation
Contra dancing
More to be confirmed

Food Onsite
Mamma's Kitchen - handmade authentic Inner Mongolian dumplings etc – made to old family recipes.

Practical Details
We have a gorgeous camping area on Waihi Bush Organic Farm, alongside 15 ha of virgin native bush, and a river with swimming holes.
We have running tap water from our own spring & composting toilets (smell free), and there is a Pizza Oven and BBQs available.
There is lots of parking for cars and buses, with graveled access. Pets must be controlled at all times.