Hamsterfest 2019

Our annual Hamilton Easter folk festival is back, and it's bigger and better than ever!

Hamsterfest is a family friendly festival that is a celebration of folk and acoustic music.

This year we are hosting a four day event, yes that's right, a four day event! Our festival this year will run from Thursday, 18 April right through to Monday, 22 April 2019! Bring your tent and come for the whole weekend!

We have some amazing acts lined up this year:
- Sadie & Jay
- The Frank John Trio
- Neumegen & Sanders
- Rhode Works
- Celtic Ferret
- West of the Divvy
and more!

That's four days of concerts, workshops, jam sessions, a ceilidh and so much more!

There will be full on-site catering available, courtesy of The Beach Hutt - Pirongia. At the request of many they are back for their second year with us, bringing us their fantastic menu and fabulous staff!

Highlights include concerts from guest artists, blackboard concerts, workshops, a tradition bearers session, a ceilidh, and the festival concludes on the Sunday night with the main event, The Final Concert.

Hamsterfest differs significantly from many typical music festivals in that it's very "hands on", with many of the attendees also performing, and informal jam sessions liberally scattered throughout the weekend.

Please note:
- Dogs are PROHIBITED from site.
- Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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