The gates are open at 9am Friday. On Monday please leave by 1pm.
Yes there are several large camping areas with toilets and showers, and most people with weekend passess camp at the site. Camping is not available with a day pass. We cater for tents, caravans and campervans. There is NO electric power available and there is no camp kitchen, so campers can either buy food from one of the food vendors, or you should bring your own . Gates open 9am Friday.
No unfortunately power supply is limited at the site although there are charging points for mobiles etc.
There are no cooking facilities or refrigeration at the festival, however we do have a number of delicious Food Stalls and you are able to use contained camping cooking equipment as long as our Terms and Conditions are adhered to.
Animals are not permitted on the showgrounds during the festival, except for disability assist dogs.
Take Highway 16 ( Northwestern motorway) from Auckland towards Helensville. Six kilometres after the end of the motorway you reach Kumeu. First left past the Gull service station onto Access Road, over the railway and we’re at the Kumeu Showgrounds 200 metres further on – couldn’t be easier! See the maps here
The first events are on Friday evening and most people arrive during the day on Friday.
The gates are open from 9am on Friday.
On Monday please leave the site by 1pm.
Currently no but there are a number on bottle stores within walking distance and you are free to bring liquor on-site.
Yes we have a number of high quality food providers and a coffee outlet on site. There is also a New World supermarket within walking distance and an organic food shop in Kumeu village, also a short walk.
The Marquee and the Barn are provided with chairs. Other venues do not have seating and you may take a camp chair, however we ask that you are considerate to those around you and do not leave a chair in place in an attempt to reserve a place.
Yes we sell CDs, t-shirts and a few other lovely things throughout the festival. These can be found at the merchandise tent in the Village area. There are retailers on-site selling musical instruments and clothing among other things in the Village also.
The artists are set many months before but there are Come-all-ye and blackboard sessions throughout the weekend that are walk-up sessions so anyone can approach the venue organiser and book a spot.
Out of respect for the musicians, the festival would prefer that you didn’t.
Auckland Folk Festival is committed to being zero waste. There are many bin sites around the site and we thank you for your support by correctly using the mixed recycling, food waste and landfill bins provided, while limiting your waste as much as possible.”
There is a volunteer organising committee representing the Charitable Incorporated Society that runs the Festival. Committee members are on-site during the weekend, if you need to contact us ask at the ticket office.
This is a family friendly festival which very effectively self-polices. If you notice anything unusual, please report this to the ticket office. Security patrol the grounds from 8pm to 8am each night.